Knowmatics: A New Revolution in Higher Education--Mathew’s Theories of Knowledge Production and Consumption as the basis of Knowmatics

By Raju M. Mathew and Ranjit Raju Mathew.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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After conducting research on the theoretical foundations of Information Technology and the structure of the different domains of knowledge, for more than twenty five years, Mathew proposed Knowmatics and Knowledge Technology, the two post-IT disciplines in 2005. They aim at bring the entire knowledge scattered into hundreds of domains and millions of books into a unified common digital system by providing the reliable, authentic and specific knowledge modules at different levels to any body at any time and thereby ensuring the growth of Knowledge Industries.
Knowledge Industries would facilitate the creation and delivery of knowledge products and services globally, as a very big business surpassing the entire IT Industry. Knowledge industries are going to revolutionize the entire higher education, scientific research and professional services, challenging the very existence of the conventional university systems and Information Technology.
Knowmatics is the elaboration and application of Mathew’s Theory of Knowledge Consumption - Production Correlation and Mathew’s Stage Theory of Knowledge Consumption - Production Growth. These theories were originally published in 1985 from Moscow by the USSR Academy of Sciences for the FID Committee on Research on Theoretical basis of Information Science. Now they have emerged as new fields for doctoral research with a lot of applications in Skill Acquisition, Scientific Productivity, IT Applications, Linguistics, Education and Cognitive Sciences
Knowmatics is based on Mathew’s Theory of Knowledge Structure which states: “there exists a common structure for all domains of knowledge and each domain consists of thousands of knowledge modules at different levels. Concepts are the building of knowledge modules. The structure of knowledge is essentially non-linear and dynamic. Since Information Technology is founded on algorithms based on linear and static data structure, IT could not enter in the world of knowledge”.

Keywords: Knowledge Consumption and Production, Common Structure for all Domains of Knowledge, Algorithms for Knowledge Processing, Knowledge Technology, Knowledge Industry, Revolution in Higher Education, Knowmatics, Knowledge Technology, Knowledge Industry

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp.1-12. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 763.482KB).

Prof. Dr. Raju M. Mathew

President, Knowmatics & Knowledge Technology, Azteca University (Mexico) for UAE & India, Calicut University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Raju M. Mathew formulated two theories of Knowledge Consumption and Production that got published from Moscow by the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1985 for the FID. Now they have emerged as a field of research in Skill Acquisitions and Scientific Productivity, Linguistics and Education. After studying the nature and structure of Knowledge dealt in the Bible, the Koran, the Vedas and Upanishads and also the modern Science & Technology, besides the theoretical foundations of Information Technology, Dr. Mathew propounded Knowmatics in 2005. Knowmatics deals with the nature, representation and processing of knowledge by using Mathematical and Engineering tools. Prof. Mathew has so far supervised ten doctoral works on Knowledge, Education and Information Technology and Cyber Society. He extensively writes on Global Economic Crisis, the Recent Arab Revolutions and other current areas. He has strong background in Economics, Education, Information Technology and Management. This paper explores the possibility of putting Knowmatics for revolutionizing Education, especially Universities and Higher Education.

Ranjit Raju Mathew

EAI/B2B Integration Analyst, EDI,EAI/B2B,SAP, Random House Group, London, UK

After obtaining a B. Tech in Electronics and Communication from India and Master’s Degree in Networking from UK, Ranjit entered as consultant in networking and currently working as EAI/B2B integration Analyst in one of the UK leading publishing group, Random House Group. Also interested in developing knowledge processing technologies and building up knowledge networks so as to build up knowledge industries.


Knowmatics - A New Revolution in Higher Education
By Raju M. Mathew

This paper has been selected as a Finalist for the Internationale Award for Excellence. The paper examines the revolutionary nature and the long term impacts of Knowmatics in University Teaching, Research and Management besides on the emerging Knowledge Industries with new Professional Knowledge Managers, Knowledge Engineers, Knowledge Workers and Knowledge Experts for providing Value Added Knowledge packages, Solutions and Services. It will also have impacts on all types of Professional Services, Decision Making, Skill Acquisition and Scientific Productivity.

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