The Rigsum Sherig Collection:
Electronic resources without the
Internet
Tanveer Reza Rouf
Cathy LeGrand
4 May 2013
What is e-learning?
• Using technology to enhance instruction
– Interactivity
– Multimedia
– Self-paced learning
– Virtual...
E-learning in Bhutan
• Bhutan is a low-infrastructure, resource-poor
environment
– Slow internet speeds
– Unstable interne...
What is the Rigsum Sherig
collection?
“A free suite of offline educational resources”
useful for e-learning
Compiled and
d...
What is in the Sherig Collection?
Khan Academy videos
• short videos (~10 min. each) giving instruction
on math and scienc...
Khan Academy
Dzongkha-language resources
• DDC dictionaries
– Dzo-Dzo
– Dzo-Eng
– Eng-Dzo
• Typing tutor
• Dzongkha keyboard
English-Dzongkha dictionary
Dzongkha typing tutor
Audiobooks of classic literature
• Children’s books:
– Fairy tales
– Fables
• Classics
– Huck Finn
– Tom Sawyer
– Oliver T...
Where can I access it?
• All four of the library’s computers have the
collection
– Khan videos and audiobooks can be copie...
• Right mouse
click
•“Save video as”
Future of Rigsum Sherig collection
at RTC
• Available on all lab and staff/faculty
computers?
• Available via K: or other ...
How can I use these in my
teaching?
Use a video:
• as a lecture or to supplement your instruction
– Assign a video as home...
How can I use these in my
teaching?
Use Dzongkha tools:
• Students can compose Dzongkha-language
work in print
• The best ...
Uses for primary and secondary
education
• Full package includes resources for young
children such as educational games, O...
For more information:
www.facebook.com/groups/sherigcollection
OR
www.rigsum-it.com/research/projects/sherig/
OR
ask Tanve...
Questions?
Presentation on adoption of Sherig collection at RTC by Tanveer Reza Rouf & Cathy LeGrand
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RTC was one of the early adopters of the Sherig collection, which was an offline and legal virtual education bundle developed by Galit and Boaz Shmueli.

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  1. 1. The Rigsum Sherig Collection: Electronic resources without the Internet Tanveer Reza Rouf Cathy LeGrand 4 May 2013
  2. 2. What is e-learning? • Using technology to enhance instruction – Interactivity – Multimedia – Self-paced learning – Virtual learning environments – Computer-based education and training
  3. 3. E-learning in Bhutan • Bhutan is a low-infrastructure, resource-poor environment – Slow internet speeds – Unstable internet connectivity – Expensive internet – Shortage of current teaching materials
  4. 4. What is the Rigsum Sherig collection? “A free suite of offline educational resources” useful for e-learning Compiled and distributed by Galit and Boaz Shmueli, Rigsum IT Institute
  5. 5. What is in the Sherig Collection? Khan Academy videos • short videos (~10 min. each) giving instruction on math and science topics – Math: Arithmetic, algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, probability, statistics, differential equations – Science: Physics, chemistry, biology, organic chemistry, astronomy & cosmology
  6. 6. Khan Academy
  7. 7. Dzongkha-language resources • DDC dictionaries – Dzo-Dzo – Dzo-Eng – Eng-Dzo • Typing tutor • Dzongkha keyboard
  8. 8. English-Dzongkha dictionary
  9. 9. Dzongkha typing tutor
  10. 10. Audiobooks of classic literature • Children’s books: – Fairy tales – Fables • Classics – Huck Finn – Tom Sawyer – Oliver Twist
  11. 11. Where can I access it? • All four of the library’s computers have the collection – Khan videos and audiobooks can be copied onto a USB stick and taken away – Dzongkha-language resources can only be used after installation – The entire package can be copied and installed wherever you choose – please bring a storage device with at least 25 GB
  12. 12. • Right mouse click •“Save video as”
  13. 13. Future of Rigsum Sherig collection at RTC • Available on all lab and staff/faculty computers? • Available via K: or other network drive? • Available via the new VLE?
  14. 14. How can I use these in my teaching? Use a video: • as a lecture or to supplement your instruction – Assign a video as homework or as pre-class work • to help weaker students • to engage students with different learning styles
  15. 15. How can I use these in my teaching? Use Dzongkha tools: • Students can compose Dzongkha-language work in print • The best works can be more easily shared and uploaded to increase digital presence of Dzongkha material
  16. 16. Uses for primary and secondary education • Full package includes resources for young children such as educational games, Office Suite for kids and programming tools for kids. • Please share with colleagues and teachers in the school system
  17. 17. For more information: www.facebook.com/groups/sherigcollection OR www.rigsum-it.com/research/projects/sherig/ OR ask Tanveer or Cathy
  18. 18. Questions?

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