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Posted by Creativity Cafe on November 03, 1999 at 12:34:11:

Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999
From: Tak Utsumi
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Current status of regional activities
X-Comment: Global University Distribution List

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Mr. Larry Forgy

Yolanda Gayol, D.Ed.

Kimberly K. Obbink

Mr. Myron Nordquist

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor

Ben I. Haraguchi

Ninfa Saturnino Springer, PhD, RD, FADA

Sherrilynne Fuller, Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas J. Keil

Prof. Jose Brenes Andre

Dr. Marco Antonio R. Dias

Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D.

John C. Afele, Ph.D

Dr. Ihor B. Katerniak

Dr. Paul Lefrere

Dear Larry:
===========

(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

(2) Following persons will be at your office at 1:30 pm of 10/19th;

(a) Kimberly K. Obbink,
(b) Myron Nordquist,
(c) David A. Johnson,
(d) Tak Utsumi

Dear Yolanda:
=============

If you cannot make our mtg at PAHO on 10/18th, pls feel free to
join in our mtg at Larry's office.

(3) At our mtg;

(a) we would like to express our sincere thanks for your financial
support to our highly successful Tampere event,
(b) we would like to report about the event,
(c) we would like to hear of your suggestions for our future
directions.

(4) BTW, ATTACHMENT II is the outline of our final report.

(a) Tapio is now working to produce a brief summary of the event, and
I will assist him as soon as I receive its draft.

(b) The current status of the activities of each region is as follows
-- see Proposed Global University System Structure at
for
the each region;

1. Global University System:

Tapio is now working to incorporate it in Finland.

We will discuss on the future directions of our projects
when he will drop by NYC on 11/5th on his way to attend a
conference in Montreal, Canada.

2. Asia Pacific Region:

a. During our mtg at PAHO on 10/18th, we will discuss the
write-up of the draft of a pilot project proposal with
Kim and Ben Haraguchi.

b. Kim is now start contemplating to conduct a distance
learning on nurse training in cooperation with other
colleagues at the University of Michigan. This is to
reach the University of Philippines/Open University in
Manila. This effort may also include health care
information system project with the University of
Washington in Seattle.

c. Ben Haraguchi plans to have our follow-up workshop in
Tokyo next spring to come up a feasibility study,
action and administrative plans, etc. He plans to
bring Tak Utsumi and Norman Okamura of the University
of Hawaii to Tokyo and Manila for preliminary
discussions.

3. North America Region:

a. Kim will produce a brief mission statement on the
broadband Internet connection of Native Americans in
Montana and possibly in Arizona, too. Kim considers
that remote/rural areas of Montana is ideal test-bed
for our proposed wireless broadband Internet. Once
its technicality is successfully proven there, it can
be exportable know-how to many developing countries.

b. Tom Keil is initiating to construct web site which
include 3D animation images of artifacts of Heard
Museum of Native Americans in Phoenix, AZ. His
project may also include similar ones of the Native
Americans in Montana.

c. Fund inquiries for this project has been commenced.

4. Central America Region:

a. Jose Brenes produced his draft of the pilot project
proposal for the establishment of the Global
University in Central America, which will be included
in PART II of our final report.

b. His next step is to hold a follow-up workshop with his
colleagues in Central America -- similar to Ben's
Tokyo workshop.

5. South America Region:

a. During his recent trip to Brazil, Marco Antonio met
key officials of the Association of Amazonian
Universities (UNAMAZ) covering Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador,
Amazonia, Venezuela, Colombia, Suriname, Guyana,
Brazil, and received their very favorable response to
our project.

b. Marco will come up his write-up on our project which
will be incorporated into the draft of the pilot
project proposal by Alex Rivas in the coming few
weeks.

6. Africa Region:

a. John Afele is now coming up with the draft of his
pilot project proposal.

b. His university may act as the administrative center of
our Africa Region operation.

7. European Region:

a. Ihor produced his draft of the pilot project proposal
and Paul at the Open University is now refining its
English expressions.

b. Ihor plans to submit a grant application to IREX to
have a follow-up workshop at the Open University.

c. He also plans to submit a grant application to the
USIA's Distance Learning in the Field of Business
Management for Ukraine" program to kick-off the
distance learning project of our Global University
System.

Looking forward to meeting with you soon,

Best, Tak
****************************************
ATTACHMENT I

From: Lforgy@worldbank.org
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 09:42:57 -0400
Subject: Re: Visit to InfoDev of World Bank
To: Tak Utsumi

Dear Mr. Utsumi,

Thanks for your emails. We would be happy to have you visit the office on the
19th., and your suggestion of 1:30 is fine. We are located at 2121
Pennsylvania Ave. I am sorry to be so late in responding, but I was out of
the office and only returned today.

Regards,
Larry Forgy
****************************************
ATTACHMENT II

Outline of Report to InfoDev

PART I

This part will be the summary of our Tampere event.

I. Purposes:

Excerpt from Agreement with InfoDev:

II. How the event was conducted:

Excerpt from my listserve distributions.

A. Videoconferencing via narrowband Internet

B. Videoconferencing via broadband Internet

C. Telemedicine demonstrations

D. Session keynote speeches

E. Brainstormings

III. What we achieved:

A. Formation of Global University System

B. Formations of regional groups

C. World Regional Pilot Project Summaries

D. Setting next steps with follow-up workshops by regional groups

E. List of URLs about the event

1. Event program:

2. Handout with all relevant materials:

3. Photos, audio, music and video -- which was made by Roger
Boston:

4. Summary diagrams (not completed yet) -- which was made by
Ken Roko:

IV. Compilation of comments:


PART II

This part will be the compilation of the drafts of pilot project
proposal (without budget) which will be written in the form of the
InfoDev grant application as basing on their outlines appeared in World
Regional Pilot Project Summaries" at
.
They are from the chief of the following regions;

I. South America Initiative: Amazonas Region Project

To be prepared by Alexandre Rivas
===============

II. European Group: Ukraine Pilot Project

To be prepared by Ihor B. Katerniak
=================

III. Asia-Pacific/Montana State University Group: Philippines/ASEAN/Pacific
Islands Project

To be prepared by Ben Haraguchi and Kim Obbink
============= ==========

IV. Central America Initiative: University Consortium for Central America

To be prepared by Jose Brenes Andre
=================

V. African Initiative:

To be prepared by John C. Afele
=============


PART III

This part will be the complete print out of the handout
including the background materials
which are;

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS *

INFRASTRUCTURE *

PACKET RADIO TECHNOLOGY *
Prepared by Mr. Barry McLarnon
==============

KARLNET BROADBAND WIRELESS INTERNET UNIT *
Prepared by Doug Karl
=========

Trends in Satellite Tele-education *
Prepared by Dr. Joseph N. Pelton
================

Datacasting, Proposed Plan for Africa *
Prepared by Marcel Kooiman and Walter van Opzeeland
============== ====================

GLOBAL PROJECTS *

We need a Global Learning Society! *
Prepared by Dr. Alfred Bork
===========

U.N. Space Conference in Vienna, Austria for a U.N. Fund *

ABIN PROJECT *
Prepared by Vladimir A. ZOLOTAREV
=====================

"FRIENDS AND PARTNERS" PROJECTS *
Prepared by Greg Cole
=========

REGIONAL PROJECTS *

PACIFIC/ASIA GROUP *

Mission Statement on the Pacific/Asia Operation *
Prepared by Ben I. Haraguchi
================

MINCS-UH *
Prepared by Takahiro Kiuchi
===============

Japanese Culture Meets Online Education *
Prepared by Steve McCarty
=============

Sky Bridge Interactive TV *
Prepared by Robert Converse
===============

NORTH/SOUTH AMERICA GROUP *

COSTA RICA: Distance Learning Activities in Costa Rica *
Prepared by Jose Brenes Andre
=================

EUROPE/AFRICA GROUP *

RUSSIA: MIRNET PROJECT *
Prepared by Greg Cole
=========

RUSSIA: "Joint Cultural Heritage Without Borders". *
Prepared by Andrey Narvsky
==============

UKRAINE: Mission Statement of Pilot Project for Electronic Distance
Education Development in Ukraine *
Prepared by Ihor B. Katerniak
=================

AFRICA: USAID Leland Initiative, Africa Global Information
Infrastructure Project: *

AFRICA: Telehealth in Twenty-First Century Africa: African Knowledge and
Ideas as Integral *
Prepared by John C. Afele
=============

PAKISTAN: Establishment Of A Regional Center (POP) For Distance Learning
/ Virtual University At Karachi, Pakistan *
Prepared by Shahab Khan
===========
****************************************
List of Distribution

Mr. Larry Forgy
Work Program Administrator
infoDev Program
Information for Development
The World Bank
2121 Pennsylvania Ave.
202-473-7462
202-458-5153
Fax: (202) 522 3186
Lforgy@worldbank.org
infodev@Worldbank.org
http://www.worldbank.org/html/fpd/infodev

Yolanda Gayol, D.Ed.
Distance Learning Consultant
The World Bank
World Bank Institute for Distance Learning
701 18th Street NW, Room 2-171C
Washington, D.C., 20433
(202)458 7506
Fax: (202) 522 2005
ygayol@worldbank.org

Kimberly K. Obbink
Director
Burns Telecommunications Center
128 EPS Building,
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
USA
Tel: +1-406-994 6550
Fax: +1-406-994 7856
kobbink@montana.edu

Mr. Myron Nordquist
Legislative Counsel
U.S. Senator Conrad Burns' Office
187 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2603
202-224-6808
Fax: 202-224-8594
Cell: 301-646-8153
myron_nordquist@burns.senate.gov
http://www.senate.gov/~burns/
804-924-7573 -- at the U. of VA.
Fax: 804-982-2622 -- at the U. of VA.

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor of School of Planning
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tenneseee
108-I Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-4051
USA
Tel: +1-423-974 5227
Fax: +1-423-974 5229
daj@utk.edu
http://web.utk.edu/~djohnutk/

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor
Acting President, Global University System
Chairman, GLOSAS/Finland
Professor and Chair
Media Culture and Communication Education
Hypermedia laboratory
University of Tampere
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
FINLAND
Tel: +358-3-215 6110
GSM: +358-50-567-9833
Fax: +358-3-215 7503
tapio.varis@uta.fi
http://www.uta.fi/~titava

Ben I. Haraguchi
President
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN)
809 United Nations Plaza, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10017
USA
Tel: +1-212-986 8114
Fax: +1-212-986 8131
bharaguchi@fsun.org
haragucb@aren+fox.com
http://www.fsun.org

Ninfa Saturnino Springer, PhD, RD, FADA
Associate Professor Emerita
School of Nursing
University of Michigan
ninfa@umich.edu
http://www.umich.edu/~ninfa/

Sherrilynne Fuller, Ph.D.
Head, Division of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Medical Education
School of Medicine 35-7155
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
206-543-5531
Fax: 206-543-3389
sfuller@u.washington.edu

Dr. Thomas J. Keil
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Arizona State University West
4701 W. Thunderbird Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85306-4908
602-543-6033
602-543-6150 (assistant)
Fax: 602-543-6032
Thomas.Keil@asu.edu
tkeil@asu.edu

Prof. Jose Brenes Andre
President of Consta Rica Fulbright Association
Escuela de Fisica
Universidad de Costa Rica
San Pedro
COSTA RICA
Tel: +506-207-5019
Fax: +506-225-5511
jbrenes@cariari.ucr.ac.cr

Dr. Marco Antonio R. Dias
Vice President, Global University System
Consultant of United Nations University
Former Director, Division of Higher Education of UNESCO
36, Rue Ernest Renan
92.190 Meudon
FRANCE
Tel: +33-1-45 34 3509
Fax: +33-1-45 34 3509
mardias@club-internet.fr
m.dias@unesco.org

Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Director of the Center for Environmental Sciences
University of Amazonas - Brazil
C.P. 4208, Manaus 69053-140
BRAZIL
+55-92-635 32 33
+55-92-644 23 22
Fax: +55-92-644 23 84
alex_mau@argo.com.br
http://www.argo.com.br/~alex_mau/alex.htm

John C. Afele, Ph.D
Director
International Program for Africa
Department of Plant Agriculture
Ontario Agricultural College
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
Tel: +1-519-824-4120 ext 3934
Fax: +1-519-763-8933
Email: jafele@plant.uoguelph.ca
jafele@uoguelph.ca
Chair, Grants & Research Committe,
Ghana Computer Literacy and
Distance Education project< http://www.ghaclad.org >
Member of Africa TeleHealth Consorutium
< http://ccen.uccb.ns.ca/nairobi >
Member, IT for Development Working Group
Council for Tropical and Sub-Tropical
Agriculture, Germany < http://www.dainet.de/gil >

Dr. Ihor B. Katerniak
Director
Lviv Institute of Management-LIM
Technology Promotion Center
57 V.Chornovil Ave.
Lviv 79058 Ukraine
Tel: +380-322-52 2681
Fax: +380 322-52 2682
Fax: +380-322-52 4463
ik@litech.net
http://www.lim.lviv.ua/
http://www.uar.net/conference/
http://www.lim.lviv.ua/english/de/

Dr. Paul Lefrere
Senior Lecturer
Institute of Educational Technology
Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44-1-908 65 33 88
Fax: +44-1-908 67 28 02
p.lefrere@open.ac.uk
http://www-iet.open.ac.uk/
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* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA *
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.) *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education *
* Founder of CAADE *
* (Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education) *
* President Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of *
* Global University System (GUS) *
* 43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A. *
* Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email) *
* Email: utsumi@columbia.edu; Tax Exempt ID: 11-2999676 *
* http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/GLOSAS/ *
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