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 t...
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...
Bi-Weekly Tech Column: Ask Boaz
Rigsum Internet Café
Create, Deploy, Train
A space with Internet-connected
computers configured for virus-free
and fast mu...
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...
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, chemistr...
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 a...
Videos: Self-paced, engaging
Sherig Collection Resources
INTRO
EDU
GAMES
UTILITIES
COMPUTER
PROGRAMMING
CURRICULUM
BOOKSHELF
AUDIO
BOOKS
OPEN OFFICE FO...
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 instal...
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
wit...
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 robus...
KADRINCHE
FOR YOUR ATTENTION
The Rigsum Sherig Collection 2.0
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  1. 1. The Rigsum Sherig Collection A free suite of offline educational resources The Rigsum Research Lab … Aug 1, 2013
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. PROJECTS BY THE RIGSUM RESEARCH LAB www.rigsum-it.com/research/projects
  4. 4. Learning Management System Implementation and Training
  5. 5. Google Apps for Education Implementation and Training
  6. 6. Wikipedia Bhutan Training: Become a Wikipedia Editor • Created 1-month curriculum • Trained Rigsum toppers • Generated new Wikipedia articles on Bhutan
  7. 7. Bi-Weekly Tech Column: Ask Boaz
  8. 8. Rigsum Internet Café Create, Deploy, Train A space with Internet-connected computers configured for virus-free and fast multi-user operation
  9. 9. Dzongkha Typing Tutor Free, online or offline software
  10. 10. Mobile Dzongkha First-ever feasibility demo of read/write Dzongkha on smartphone
  11. 11. Professional Crash Courses
  12. 12. The Rigsum Sherig Collection A free suite of offline educational resources
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Two Major e-Learning Resources
  15. 15. A free encyclopedia on the Internet Faster Easier Accessible Free Fun!
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. Great resources for teachers, curriculum developers
  18. 18. • Unavailable • Too slow • Too expensive • Too dangerous
  19. 19. The Sherig Collection Solution
  20. 20. Class V, VI Social Studies Curriculum
  21. 21. Students learn how to conduct research Links to related articles Images and animation
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. Videos: Self-paced, engaging
  24. 24. Sherig Collection Resources INTRO EDU GAMES UTILITIES COMPUTER PROGRAMMING CURRICULUM BOOKSHELF AUDIO BOOKS OPEN OFFICE FOR KIDS
  25. 25. Short History Conceptualized 9/2012 Launched 4/2013 Version 2.0 5/2013
  26. 26. Supporting the Users • Website • Facebook Group • Email • Lab Visits • School Map • Newsletter
  27. 27. Sherig Collection Website sherig.rigsum-it.com
  28. 28. Sherig Collection group facebook.com/groups/sherigcollection
  29. 29. Lab visits
  30. 30. More visits… Google Education Team MoE Leadership
  31. 31. In the Field
  32. 32. Sherig Collection Map map.rigsum-it.com
  33. 33. Newsletter
  34. 34. Distribution and Installation • External disk with 25 GB (to copy the collection) • Computers with Windows • Simple installation • Use introductory video for training
  35. 35. Works on old computers Recycle computers as Sherig Collection stations
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. Plans for Collection 3.0 • New resources • More content • Improved installation • Additional features
  38. 38. Under development: Sherig-in-a-Box Project Status: • Under development • Funding needed • Single server • Simple and robust • Advanced e-learning (Khan with assessment)
  39. 39. KADRINCHE FOR YOUR ATTENTION

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