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Slides for presenting the Rigsum Sherig Collection and other related projects by the Rigsum Research Lab, to the "Bhutan Education ICT Master Plan" committee (Aug 1, 2013).

Slides for presenting the Rigsum Sherig Collection and other related projects by the Rigsum Research Lab, to the "Bhutan Education ICT Master Plan" committee (Aug 1, 2013).

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    • The Rigsum Sherig Collection A free suite of offline educational resources The Rigsum Research Lab … Aug 1, 2013
    • The Rigsum Research Lab is a hub for research, acquisition and dissemination of knowledge about learning technologies in the context of Bhutan's needs and culture
    • PROJECTS BY THE RIGSUM RESEARCH LAB www.rigsum-it.com/research/projects
    • Learning Management System Implementation and Training
    • Google Apps for Education Implementation and Training
    • Wikipedia Bhutan Training: Become a Wikipedia Editor • Created 1-month curriculum • Trained Rigsum toppers • Generated new Wikipedia articles on Bhutan
    • Bi-Weekly Tech Column: Ask Boaz
    • Rigsum Internet Café Create, Deploy, Train A space with Internet-connected computers configured for virus-free and fast multi-user operation
    • Dzongkha Typing Tutor Free, online or offline software
    • Mobile Dzongkha First-ever feasibility demo of read/write Dzongkha on smartphone
    • Professional Crash Courses
    • The Rigsum Sherig Collection A free suite of offline educational resources
    • Why? • Many schools have computers • Students learn Microsoft Office, Paint (only!) • Computers can aid in learning school subjects E-learning • Conduct research in social studies • Learn math and science in an interactive fashion • Watch videos about organic chemistry and geography • Play games to practice basic skills
    • Two Major e-Learning Resources
    • A free encyclopedia on the Internet Faster Easier Accessible Free Fun!
    • Learn almost anything for free. A library of over 4000 videos, covers PP-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics,…, finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.
    • Great resources for teachers, curriculum developers
    • • Unavailable • Too slow • Too expensive • Too dangerous
    • The Sherig Collection Solution
    • Class V, VI Social Studies Curriculum
    • Students learn how to conduct research Links to related articles Images and animation
    • Three Wikipedia Editions • Wikipedia Version 0.8 (47,300 articles) • High-quality articles • Selection for School (5,500 articles) • Arranged by subject • Child-safe • Simple English • Uses limited vocabulary
    • Videos: Self-paced, engaging
    • Sherig Collection Resources INTRO EDU GAMES UTILITIES COMPUTER PROGRAMMING CURRICULUM BOOKSHELF AUDIO BOOKS OPEN OFFICE FOR KIDS
    • Short History Conceptualized 9/2012 Launched 4/2013 Version 2.0 5/2013
    • Supporting the Users • Website • Facebook Group • Email • Lab Visits • School Map • Newsletter
    • Sherig Collection Website sherig.rigsum-it.com
    • Sherig Collection group facebook.com/groups/sherigcollection
    • Lab visits
    • More visits… Google Education Team MoE Leadership
    • In the Field
    • Sherig Collection Map map.rigsum-it.com
    • Newsletter
    • Distribution and Installation • External disk with 25 GB (to copy the collection) • Computers with Windows • Simple installation • Use introductory video for training
    • Works on old computers Recycle computers as Sherig Collection stations
    • Feedback from teachers, principals The initiative is superb! It really is going to make a lot of difference to schools without access to internet. — Pem Dechen, Sherubling HSS “If you are a teacher, student or a concerned parent you must get it” — Passang “Passu” Tshering , Bajothang HSS “I got the version 2.0 from Bajothang HSS. It is great!” — Karma Kuenzang Wangdi, Gaselo HSS “The collection is awesome!!!” — Sonam Norbu, Samtengang MSS “Teachers and students are having great fun using the Sherig collection at our school” — Tenzin Dorji, Lungtengang PS
    • Plans for Collection 3.0 • New resources • More content • Improved installation • Additional features
    • Under development: Sherig-in-a-Box Project Status: • Under development • Funding needed • Single server • Simple and robust • Advanced e-learning (Khan with assessment)
    • KADRINCHE FOR YOUR ATTENTION