Information Session and Demo

Date & Time: Saturday April 13, 2013, 10:00-12:00

Venue: Rigsum Institute, KMT Building, Thimphu

E-learning is the use of computers for supporting learning and teaching. Computers can be used for conducting research in social studies, learning maths and science in an interactive fashion, watching a video about organic chemistry, practicing language vocabulary through games and flashcards, and more.

E-learning often requires access to online, web-based materials. Two popular resources used worldwide are Wikipedia and Khan Academy. Although many educational institutions in Bhutan have computers, Internet access is often unavailable (due to inaccessibility, high cost, or policy), or is painfully slow. Thus, online materials are inaccessible to students and teachers. In addition, many teachers are unaware of available online educational materials.

To enable e-learning in schools, colleges, libraries and other educational institutions in Bhutan, we are glad to announce that the Rigsum Research Lab now provides, for the first time in Bhutan, a unique educational resource: The Rigsum Sherig Collection. The Collection includes carefully-selected, open-source, educational resources that do not require Internet access.

The Rigsum Sherig Collection is available to all educational institutions in Bhutan. Installing the collection on school, college, or library PCs will avail cutting-edge, safe and effective resources to teachers and students.

In this session, we demonstrate the Rigsum Sherig Collection, explain how it can be used and obtained, and share information about the next phases of this project.

For more information, please contact Mr. Boaz Shmueli ( or Prof. Galit Shmueli (

Intended audience: Principals, deans, librarians, and IT teachers at schools, libraries, colleges, and community centres.

Participants are welcome to bring a wireless-enabled device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) to experience the Rigsum Sherig Collection first-hand.