<<November 5, 1998>>

Roger Lee Boston 
Rockwell Chair Instructor and Consultant for Creativity 
Houston Community College System Distance Education/Technology Center
Office of the President
4310 Dunlavy
P. O. Box 7849
Houston, TX 77270-7849
713-718-5224 (direct)
713-265-5343 (main)
FAX: 713 718-5301
SHAREVISION# 713 866 8219 and on 24hr/day
   Or        713 866 8282
ISDN #: 713-610-3223/3224
8x8 #: 713-523-6905
Page Unit    713 765 9494 and in 24hr/day
50 stream CuSeeMe reflector at with a dedicated machine and T1
Netmeeting IP is
The AUDIOVISION unit however is still "Waiting for a call" at -- about GLH on 8/16/96. -- PowerPoint presentation.
http://www.teched.org/tgcccc/hccs/tak.jpg -- for web during LEARN DAY on
http://www.teched.org/rotary.htm -- Rotary Club in Houston and Global Learn
Day II
http://www.rboston.com/tapio.ram -- Tapio's talk at the inauguration celemony
of the Media Lab at the University of Tampere
http://www.rboston.com/egede.ram -- EGEDE timetable and equipment list

Dr. Doug Rowlett
Houston Community College

Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D.
Professor Adjunto
Univesidade do Amazonas
Departamento de Economia
Rua Em lio Moreira, 611 P a. 14
Manaus - AM
Brasil  69000
Tel.: (092) 234.6591
Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV)/ISAE
Av. Djalma Batista, 712 - Chapada
Manaus - AM
Brasil  69050-901
Tel.: (092) 622.6957
            633-1514 Ramal 77
Fax.: (092) 633.1827
      (092) 622-6985<<September 24, 1998>>His msg of today prefer this.
Maurizia Muccini, Ms.C.

Mr. Phelippe Daou
Radio TV do Amazonas Ltda (AMAZONSAT)
Rede Amazonica Radio e Televisao
Av. Andre Araujo
n 1555 - Aleixo
CEP 69060-000
Manaus, Amazonas
Tel: 092-642-1900
Fax: 092-642-2625

Luciano Maia
Technical Director
Radio TV do Amazonas Ltda (AMAZONSAT)
Rede Amazonica Radio e Televisao
Av. Andre Araujo
n 1555 - Aleixo
CEP 69060-000
Manaus, Amazonas
Tel: 092-642-1900
Fax: 092-642-2625

Carlos Henrique da Silva Barreto
System Analyst
Serviços de Comunicaç o da Amazônia (SCAM)
Radio TV do Amazonas Ltda (AMAZONSAT)
Rede Amazonica Radio e Televisao
Av. Andre Araujo
n 1555 - Aleixo
CEP 69060-000
Manaus, Amazonas
Tel: 092-642-1900
Fax: 092-642-2625

Dr. Ihor B. Katerniak
Project Manager
A Business, Medical, and Telecommunication Coalition in Ukraine
Technology Promotion Center-LIM
57, 700-richchia Lvova Str,
Lviv, Ukraine
Pone: 380 322-522681
Fax: 380 322-522682 
Deputy Manager of BID program in Ukraine
19, Panasa Myrnoho Str.
Kyiv, Ukraine
Pone; 380 44 290 8368
Fax: 380 44 290 0495
e-mail: ik@LITech.net

Dr. Alexander Saban
A Business, Medical, and Telecommunication Coalition in Ukraine
Ukrainian Academic and Research Network UARNet
Institute for Condensed Matter Physics
Leviv Medical University
1 Svientsitskii Str.,
Lviv, Ukraine
tel/fax +380 322 768405
e-mail saban@uar.net

Peter T. Knight
Knight, Moore - Telematics for Education and Development
Strategy, Policy, Design, Implementation, Evaluation
1825 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1075
Washington, DC 20006, USA
Tel: 1-202-775-2132 (secretary), 1-202-721-0348 (direct)
Fax: 1-202-775-2135 (office), 1-202-362-8482 (home)
Email: ptknight@ibm.net
IP for CU-SeeMe:

Gary P. Poon
digital television stratetic consulting
P. O. Box 7027
Alexandria, VA 22307
Fax: 703-768-8680

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor
Chairman, GLOSAS/Finland
Professor and Chair
Media Culture and Communication Education
Hypermedia laboratory
Chairman, Scientific Council
Information Society Research Center
University of Tampere
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
tel: +358-3-215 6111
Direct (24 hour availability) mobile phone:
GSM +358-50-567-9833
fax: +358-3-215 7503
http://www.uta.fi/~titava -- Tapio's page with photo

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Fulbright Senior Scholar, Cyprus, 1998
1 Othonos Street - Flat 201
2008 Strovolos
Nicosia, Cyprus
Telephone:  357-2-512817
Telefax:  357-2-369151
Fulbright Commission
2 Egypt Avenue
P.O. Box 4051, 1700 Nicosia

Dear Participants of GLH from Manaus and Electronic Colleagues:

(1)  Many thanks for your msgs;

     ATTACHMENT I        from Roger Boston

     ATTACHMENT II       from Roger Boston

     ATTACHMENT III      from John W. Hibbs

     ATTACHMENT IV       from Ihor Katerniak

     ATTACHMENT V        from Peter T. Knight

     ATTACHMENT VI       from Alexander Saban

     ATTACHMENT VII      from Roger Boston

     ATTACHMENT VIII     from Carlos Henrique da Silva Barreto

     ATTACHMENT IX       from Roger Boston

     ATTACHMENT X        from Roger Boston

     ATTACHMENT XI       from David Johnson

     My replies/comments are in << >>.

(2)  I came back from Amazon of Brazil on 10/29th, and have been down for a
     few days with cold -- probably due to my total exhaustion and sudden
     change of weather.  I am now all right.

(3)  Our  Global Lecture Hall (GLH)" videoconference on "New Technologies and
     Distance Education: Feasible Alternatives for Amazon" from Manaus on
     10/21st was full of excitement with a lot of technical glitches, chaos,
     confusion and mis-understanding!! -- see its final program at

     It was however very successful event (as Roger Boston, one of principal
     presenters, observed, -- see ATTACHMENT VII and X).  This success was
     thanks to extraordinary cooperations and help of many people involved,
     albeit of very short preparation time of only two months or so.

     I was particularly happy with this success, thanks to the kind offer of
     AMAZONSAT satellite channel and their technical help and the use of
     their studio facilities which were more than I experienced at various
     universities in the U.S. during our GLHs in the past more than dozen
     years.  Also, this was our *first* GLH with this magnitude with the
     videoconference center in other countries than the U.S., and yet it was
     the middle of JUNGLE of Amazon!!  In a sense, it showed that this kind
     of success can be achieved even in remote area if there are a dedicated
     person's initiative (such as of Alex Rivas), technical help of AMAZONSAT
     and Houston Community College, good coordination and collaboration in
     global scale.  This was a good initial example of our future global

     A few of comments by key persons in Manaus and AMAZONSAT Ltd. were;

     (a)  "It was astonishing to have the demonstrations of the most
          advanced information technology in the middle of jungle of
          Amazon." -- by the anchorman of the session from AMAZONSAT Ltd.,

     (b)  "It was shocking to have presentations of the world renowned
          delegates ranging from Tokyo, the U.S., Finland, UNESCO/Paris
          headquarters, and Ukraine." -- by the father of Alex Rivas,

     (c)  "I had been at a loss what to do with the future of information
          age, but I have now a clear picture with the direction what we can
          and should do." -- by the key personnel of AMAZONSAT Ltd.,

     (d)  "We have learned a lot of know-how how to incorporate Internet
          technology with analog satellite broadcasting." -- by a key
          technical person of AMAZONSAT Ltd., etc.

(4)  First of all about the  mis-understanding":

     (a)  Alex Rivas had been retrieving web broadcasting of AMAZONSAT
          (http://www.amazonsat.com.br) while he was studying at the
          University of Tennessee/Knoxville with his dial-up modem via
          Internet, till he obtained his Ph.D. this June.

     (b)  Therefore, Alex could not quite perceive what Roger Boston was
          trying to do with the help from Doug Rowlett, i.e., on the web
          broadcasting of our entire event via Internet.

     (c)  Although Alex had two PCs in a studio-truck which was stationed
          nearby our auditorium at SENAI in Manaus, he used both for
          connecting presenters at various locations with NetMeeting via
          Internet, instead of using one of them to send the video/audio of
          our entire session to the PC for web broadcasting at Roger
          Boston's Houston Community College -- from which we expected that
          everybody could receive our entire session via Internet.

     (d)  Consequently, Roger did not receive any video/audio for web
          broadcasting, and no body could not retrieve it from Roger's web

     (e)  However, during our session, Alex informed to our Ukrainian
          colleagues of the web site of the AMAZONSAT so that they could
          view, at least, a part of our session via Internet, particularly
          of the presentation about MINCS-UH made by Prof. Kiuchi of the
          University of Tokyo.

               Lincoln Campos of FGV told me that he received phone calls
               from several people in Sao Paulo area next day of our event,
               who watched our session from the web broadcasting of
               AMAZONSAT, expressing their strong interest.

     (f)  I found of this fact, REGRETTABLY, on the next day in an office of

          I deeply apology of my ignorance of this capability at AMAZONSAT,
          since if I had known of this, I could have informed to you so that
          you could view our entire session via Internet.

               Just for your test, visit the above URL, and click the top
               icon in the left side column in the home page -- you can see
               some video clipping for sight-seeing around Amazon area with
               magnificent river of almost ocean size!!

     (g)  Should you wish to broadcast your classroom session via Internet,
          you may follow Carlos Barreto's precedence with fairly inexpensive
          equipment -- see ATTACHMENT VIII.

     (h)  Carlos Barreto:

          As Roger mentioned in his msg (ATTACHMENT IX), pls let us know the
          URL of our session if you kept its recording, so that our
          colleagues can retrieve it.

          Alex Rivas:
          Pls follow-up of this.  Thanks.

(5)  About technical glitches and RealPlayer video clipping:

     (a)  Ihor Katerniak and Alex Saban in Ukraine:

          We were sorry our auditorium audiences could not hear Alex's reply
          to my question on the use of Internet in K-12 and secondary
          schools in Ukraine.  That was because the audio line between Alex
          Rivas' studio-truck and our auditorium did not function at that

     (b)  However, we greatly appreciated your RealPlayer video clipping of
          greetings by prominent people in Lviv, Ukraine.

          They came out very clear -- both of audio and video.  It was
          simply superb job you have done!!

     (c)  We were also very happy we did downloaded it a night before,
          albeit your very early morning!!  Without this, we might have had
          great difficulty of long downloading time.

          Electronic Colleagues:
          You may visit/download it at <http://www.uar.net/conference/>. 
          Click  Agenda" in the left column, and click  *Here* you can see
          conference session of Ukrainian Coalition for Information   
          Infrastructure in Education and Health Care. (Real Video)." You
          will then get the video clippings of greetings by Dr. Ihor
          Katerniak, Dr. Sergii Gvozdiov, Ms. Ruslana Pashchak, Dr. Borys
          Zimenkovsky (Rector of Lviv Medical School), and Dr. Alexander

          You need to have REAL PLAYER 5.0 from http://www.realaudio.com

     (d)  I was sorry I could not reply to your msg (ATTACHMENT IV) sooner,
          but I hope you had a successful face-to-face meeting in Lviv,
          Ukraine on October 22.

     (e)  RE: ATTACHMENT VI:

          Prof. Kiuchi of the University of Tokyo is now in China and be
          back next week.

          He will then make another video tape of his presentation with his
          slide show, and send it to me which I will forward to Alex.

          Alex will then incorporate it with the recorded tape with Luciano
          Maia (technical director of AMAZONSAT) to make the final video
          tape of our event.

          Alex will send it to you with his thank-you-note.  Pls wait it for
          a while.

          Pls refer to my further replies/comments in ATTACHMENT VI.

     (f)  Thank you very much again for your participation which was
          certainly one of the highlight of our event!!

(6)  About confusion:

     (a)  Peter Knight and Gary Poon:

          Many thanks for your phone msg on 10/22nd.

          Sorry for your and Peter's waiting our connection of NetMeeting
          from Manaus, even though your were ready everything at Peter's

          Alex thought that Peter had his trouble of installing Windows98
          and hence canceled his presentation.  This was why Alex did not
          connect with Peter's NetMeeting.

     (b)  During the time slot of Peter's and Gary's presentations, we aired
          the greeting by Dr. Federico Mayer, Director General of
          UNESCO/Paris Headquarters, which was made during our GLH in
          October, 1995.

(7)  Another technical glitch:

     (a)  Prof. Kiuchi and Mr. Onuma in Tokyo:

          Mr. Onuma:

          Many thanks for your msg of 11/2nd.

          I am very glad to hear that you could retrieve video clippings of
          Roger Boston's backup presentation with RealPlayer, as downloading
          it from his web.

     (b)  As you heard from Alex, the phone line was noisy so that he tried
          to re-dial, but in vain due to congestion of analog phone line in
          Manaus at that time.

     (c)  However, Prof. Kiuchi's video on MINCS-UH was successfully aired
          with transcripts by Alex's voice in Portuguese.

          As you see in ATTACHMENT VI below, our Ukrainian colleagues
          watched it from the web site of AMAZONSAT successfully.

     (d)  Although I explained Prof. Kiuchi's slide show, he will make
          another video tape on this and send to me after he comes back from
          his China trip next week.  We will incorporate it into the final

(8)  Tapio Varis in Finland:

     (a)  Many thanks for your presentation.

     (b)  After recording your voice via analog telephone line a day before
          our event, we combined your audio with your digital photo
          (available from your web site) and the video clipping of your
          greeting made via ISDN during our GLH in October, 1995.  Namely,
          those still-image and muted video were alternated during your

     (c)  It came out very clear audio/photo/video.

(9)  Roger Boston:

     (a)  Thank you very, very much for your presentation and technical

     (b)  Everybody astonished to hear your clear voice and good video with
          NetMeeting via Internet.

     (c)  Your slide show with moving mouse on whiteboad was well
          demonstrated as for an example of electronic distance education.

     (d)  Alex Rivas:

          Since you downloaded Roger's backup presentation, you may insert
          it after his live presentation in the final video tape.  This is
          because his presentation was translated into Portuguese during our
          session and cannot be understood by many people other than
          Brazilians, and because the back-up presentation was kept with

               If you do this, you may insert a spot between those
               Portuguese portion and English portion, which will have
               "Following is the same but with English" or such

     (e)  After our event over, we visited a computer training center in
          Manaus and met several youngsters.

          I mentioned of our event with the use of NetMeeting to them.  When
          Lincoln Campos of FGV (boss of Alex Rivas) met them next day,
          those youngsters have already spread it to their friends in Reo de
          Janeiro and Sao Paulo, etc., and were using it daily.  In a sense,
          the use of NetMeeting spread like a wild fire around Brazil!!

(10) About Chaos:

     (a)  As Roger Boston witnessed in ATTACHMENT VII, Alex's coordination
          job in the truck-studio was utterly chaos -- with speaker-phone
          with me at podium, analog telephone to connect with various people
          from Tokyo to Ukraine, two PCs to handle, talk with counterpart
          with NetMeeting via Internet, coordinating with technical crews
          and so on!!

          I amazed how he could managed it superbly!!

     (b)  Not only during our session, he also coordinated well with other
          technical personnel of AMAZONSAT.

          Without his dedicated devotion to this event, we certainly could
          not have such a success, since almost everything were new to
          AMAZONSAT people -- and even to us.

          I also greatly appreciated excellent technical help provided by
          Luciano Maia, technical director of AMAZONSAT.

(11) Before and during the above presentations, we also had privilege of
     having greetings by prominent persons in Manaus, such as Mr. Philippe
     Daou, President of Rede Amazônica de Televis o (RAT), Prof. Lincoln
     Campos, Superintendent of ISAE/FGV, and others.

(12) Thank you very much again, everybody.  It was certainly one of the most
     exciting GLHs we had so far!!

(13) John Hibbs and David Johnson:

     Many thanks for your kind words.

     I wish you a very good luck for your Global Learn Day/II event on Nov.
     11 and 12th!!

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 12:57:14 -0500
From: "Roger Boston" <rboston@tenet.edu>
To: Alexandre Rivas <alexandr@ibrati.com.br>
CC: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Testing

Good Test today, just now:

(1)  Your video incoming approached 20 frames per second
(2)  Your audio was flawless
(4)  Speed-o-meter indicated data rates of 30K 60 60K
     while we were connected

Confirming agreement:

We meet again online, onday, 1PM Houston Time, but I may not be
available until that hour (2PM Your time)

Monday Hopefully I can EMAIL you the Whiteboard file
       or as a Power Point HOUSTON.PPT

       ==> This would give you a local file to refer
           to so that the long transfer time would
           not be eating up bandwidth
       ==> The whiteboard we tried to share today was
           2.7 MEG and it was eating up our bandwidth
I will modify this web page:  http://www.teched.org

There I will place

(a)  Backup presentation, streaming Power Point
(b)  Click to activate LIVE VIDEO BROADCAST, which someone
     in Manaus will transmit to our Houston Video Broadcaster.
     Whatever is transmitted from there (via the REAL ENCODE)
     will be clickable from my web page at 20K bandwidths
     with remarkable sound and video quality.

Let me know that this message came to you ok.

Roger Boston wrote:
> While you are waiting you might want to look into my classroom live via
> Real Player Broadcast:
> click http://www.teched.org  then click the obvious link to activate the
> broadcast
> **requires** the "G2" player from http://www.realaudio.com
> I will be downstairs near my net meeting computer
> by about 15 past the hour
                         ATTACHMENT II

Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 09:37:20 -0500
From: "Roger Boston" <rboston@tenet.edu>
To: "hibbs@bfranklin.edu" <hibbs@bfranklin.edu>
CC: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org, patterson_j@hccs.cc.tx.us
Subject: Re: Cisco - URGENT - please open

I am covering that broadcast for Tak from ** Houston ** myself, with
some assistance from Doug Rowlett (SWC) who is one of the Texas Stop GLD
II presenters.

He's put up a Real Server and has a limited capacity to broadcast LIVE
events, and we have arranged for a machine at the Manaus site to
transmit the proceedings of that event straight from there INTO our
Server in Houston.  From here we will "broadcast" to a global audience,
albeit a SMALL one due to the limitations of our T1 Line.

In case you'd like a preview, I am tran smitting RIGHT NOW and through
the morning and into the early afternoon from my classroom upstairs.
  Click:  http://www.teched.org
          Then click where indicated to join my class

          ** Requires ** the "G2" version of the Real Player
                         an easy download and install and
                         FREE at http://www.realaudio.com

             Plug in in a few minutes and check us out if 
             you have the time!

After my morning class I have a videolink to Manaus Brazil to discuss
with Alex there just how he should feed the signal into our server.  It
is so easy, Doug taught me to do it and also to midify my web pages to
activate the broadcast in .. FIVE MINUTES FLAT!



The efforts of CAADE over the years, and now your own efforts via GLD
have networked a huge number of talented players, and forward thinking
practitioners of Distance Learning -- I feel that in time, the accrued
value of our collective conversations and collaborations, in events such
as the GLD project, CAADE's series of GLH exhibitions, my own efforts
with STARLINK, and the lessons learned by ALL OF US as we push the
boundaries to reach farther -- all of that seems heading toward some
good result, and along with Tak I just wanted to say I really DID enjoy
that "not defeated" response the other day.
       <<November 4, 1998>> Removed the rest by T. Utsumi
                         ATTACHMENT III

Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 17:57:37 -0700
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
From: "hibbs@bfranklin.edu" <hibbs@bfranklin.edu>
Subject: Go Tak Go
Cc: Roger Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>, "Peter T. Knight " <ptknight@ibm.net>

Tak -  I know how hard you work and how hard these things are.  So, neither
a reply or a nod is necessary.  Just accept that I am praying all goes
well.  You, Roger, Peter and all the rest are in my thoughts that your
conference goes well.  I think there is a confluence of efforts which, this
time next year, will make certain the world understands how important is
that which  you are doing in a few hours.

Go, Tak, Go!!!!!

John W. Hibbs, Director
Benjamin Franklin Institute
     of Global Education
4241 Jutland, Suite 2000
San Diego, California 92103
Tel/Fax 619 230 0212
Instant summary of Global Learn Day
Please email mediakit@jjplaza.com
                         ATTACHMENT IV

Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 20:16:29 +0200
To: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>,
        Alexandre Rivas <alexandr@ibrati.com.br>
From: Ihor Katerniak <ik@litech.net>
Subject: face-to-face meeting in Lviv, Ukraine
Cc: Alexander Saban <saban@icmp.lviv.ua>

Dear Tak and Alexandre:
After our video conference October 21 we are planing to have face-to-face
meeting in Lviv, Ukraine October 22 (9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Kyiv time) to discuss
practical solution for the implementation of affordable Electronic Distance
Education (EDE) in Ukraine.
You can look about it at the web-site, which is located at
I will appreciate for your comments and advises,

With best wishes ,Ihor
                          ATTACHMENT V

Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 05:54:58 -0400
From: "Peter T. Knight" <ptknight@ibm.net>
To: "hibbs@bfranklin.edu" <hibbs@bfranklin.edu>
CC: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org, Roger Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>,
        GLD2@listserv.rogersu.edu, AfterGuard@listserv.rogersu.edu
Subject: Re: Go Tak Go

Thanks for the kind words to Tak and those of us collaborating with him
here. I received a call from Alexandre Rivas and spoke to Tak as well
yesterday afternoon. Bill Gates willing, I hope to have reinstalled my
video connection and Net Meeting and be able to test the system again as
I did so successfully with Eric Baber from Rio some weeks ago.



Peter T. Knight
Knight, Moore - Telematics for Education and Development
Strategy, Policy, Design, Implementation, Evaluation
1825 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1075
Washington, DC 20006, USA
Tel: 1-202-775-2132 (secretary), 202-721-0348 (direct)
Fax: 1-202-775-2135 (office) 1-202-362-8482 (home)
email: ptknight@ibm.net
www: http://www.knight-moore.com
                         ATTACHMENT VI

Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 05:29:16 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Alexander Saban <saban@icmp.lviv.ua>
To: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>
cc: alexandr@ibrati.com.br, rboston@tenet.edu
Subject: Re: GLH from Manaus on 10/21st

Dear Takashi Utsumi,
Dear Roger Boston,
Dear Alexandre Rivas,

We just finished to receive broadcast of GLH from Manaus here in Ukraine.
Certainly this event was a great experience for us. Could we send our
congratulations to you all who made this conference happen.

As we have planned a follow-up meeting to present this important event to
broader audience in Ukraine, we are quite interested to receive a
recording of the GLH-Manaus as soon as possible. Could we transfer somehow
the Real video file to our place, say, via ftp or from Web page?

Short technical summary of the event viewed from the Ukrainian side:

- Broadcast from Houston (http://www.teched.org/tgcccc/hccs/glh.ram) was
not operative, so we missed a lot of interesting things, particularly our
own presentation :).

     <<Sorry about this -- see the above Item (4) for its explanation.>>

- Later, during the phone communication with A.Rivas, he turned our
attention to www.amazonsat.com.br broadcast which we were able to receive,
unfortunately, we could not understand Portuguese. We watched the Japanese
telemedicine presentation with great interest.

     <<Thanks for your viewing, at least, this portion.  You will see more
     about its outstanding technology in our video tape which you will
     receive from Alex in the near future.>>

- We did not receive any video from Manaus via NetMeeting connection.

     <<This must be another technical glitch, since we received your clear

- Phone backup appeared to be quite useful. Best thanks to Alexandre Rivas
for keeping us in touch.

     <<Yes, although he was quite busy at that time, he did a good job of
     managing everything!!>>

- The presentation we saw was running at 22kbps, so the quality was not
exactly perfect.

Again, we need at least few representative parts of the GLH/Manaus
recording for advertising/presentation purposes, say, few Real video files
about 4 Mb each as soon as possible (today?). Especially that presenting
Dr. Utsumi.

     <<Alex Rivas:
     Pls send him (and us, including Roger Boston) the URL of any portion
     recorded via Internet by Carlos Barreto.>>

In any case, we would like to receive your recommendations on future
cooperation and possible following events.

     <<Next is to prepare for our Tampere event, and I will work on it

Best regards,

Ihor Katerniak,
Alexander Saban
                         ATTACHMENT VII

Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 22:01:21 -0500
From: "Roger Boston" <rboston@tenet.edu>
To: saban@icmp.lviv.ua
CC: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>, alexandr@ibrati.com.br
Subject: Re: GLH from Manaus on 10/21st

My appreciations also!
Every indication was of another in a long line of successful

I saw none of the event as I was only connected behind
the scenes for an hour via Net Meeting, but I could hear Alexandre
talking and coordinating with many persons at one time, seeming to
manage every task.  Hopefully my Net Meeting Video/ Slide
live presentation did come through ok down there?

I would like to shed some light on the Houston link referenced
below as "not working", because an understanding of WHY can be
important in future such conferences -- any event can be carried
globally via such rebroadcast, and with little effort, with the
time to prepared.

___ [snip] ______________________________________________
[]    We had our Real Video Server running and waiting for the incoming
      video stream from Manaus.  It would automatically rebroadcast
      anything it is sent, so long as it is sent in the proper format.
[]    In order for that web link to activate, someone from Brazil would have
      had to originate a live "Real_Video" stream DIRECTLY to that
      server -- and that transmission would have been rebroadcast round the
[]    To my knowledge there was no such broadcast from Brazil, therefore
      no input for the rebroadcaster, therefore no broadcast via Internet,
      and therefore the web link did not work.

                     For future events I would recommend that:

1.  Some entity agree to host the Real Video Server (available free
     from http://www.realaudio.com, and also in a commercial version).
     Its simplicity of access and install might encourage many such
     servers to be made available.
2.  PRIOR to the event date, the event_site staff would acquire the
     "Real_Encoder" software, also free from the same URL above,
     and learn to originate a LIVE Video Stream, practicing by sending
     to the server.
3.  ON the event date several broadcasting options would be available:
     a.  Camera/mic in room, sending sound and video to the server
          and on to a global audience.
     b.  PC Image to scan converter, sending snapshot screens at xx second
          updates to a web page, while sending the sound to the Real Server
          for global distribution.  (this was done for CAADE during
          Global LEARN Day I).
___ [End Snip] ___________________________________________

I can make the observation that many groups around the world are
working  similarly to demonstrate global conversation potential, including
Gloasas/Caade, Starlink, the upcoming return voyage around the
world "Global LEARN Day II", and our Spring '99 event in Tampere .
Some of us are overlaping participants, and each effort makes its
unique and cumulative contribution to a growing body of expertise and
awareness of options, what_works, and what_does_not.

That is why these events are so important, and why today must be declared
a great success.

Roger Boston
Rockwell Chair/ Instructor
Houston Community College System

Alexander Saban wrote:
       <<November 4, 1998>> Removed the rest by T. Utsumi
                        ATTACHMENT VIII

Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 17:22:35 -0400
From: Carlos Henrique da Silva Barreto <chsb@mandic.com.br>
Organization: SCAM - Serviços de Comunicaç o da Amazônia
To: utsumi@columbia.edu, rboston@tenet.edu, alexandr@ibrati.com.br
Subject: Suprising  Discovery

Dear Roger:

(1) I just found that AMAZONSAT did broadcast our entire session via
(2) Because of our misunderstanding, we (you and I) did not know this. 
In other words, what you were trying to do through your web site has
been done through a server at AMAZONSAT company.
(3) This was told to Alex Saban during our session by Alex Rivas, and
that was why he mentioned that he could see the session by Tokyo group.
(4) FYI is the equipment capability AMAZONSAT compnay uses.
(5) If you have any questions or inquiries you may contact to Carlos
Best, Tak


Pentium II - 166 Mhz
128 Mb RAM
HD SCSI 3.0 Gbytes
Windows NT 4.0 Server
Audio video board with input for composite video 
Real Encoder Version 1.0 1 (Real Networks http://www.real.com)


Pentium Dual Processor 166 Mhz
128 Mb RAM
HD SCSI 2.0 Gbytes
Windows NT 4.0 Server
Real Server (Real Networks http://www.real.com)

Carlos Henrique da Silva Barreto
System Analyst
SCAM / Amazonsat

Carlos Barreto
Manaus - Brasil
                         ATTACHMENT IX

Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 16:37:15 -0500
From: "Roger Boston" <rboston@tenet.edu>
To: chsb@mandic.com.br
CC: utsumi@columbia.edu, alexandr@ibrati.com.br,
        afterguard@listserv.rogersu.edu, rowlett_d@hccs.cc.tx.us
Subject: Re: Suprising  Discovery

Thank you Carlos.
Your interesting email now raises this inevitable, and even 
MORE! interesting speculation:

     We use essentially the same arrangements here in Houston,
     and when webcasting with that same software, there is a place
     to click, which results in the ENTIRE LIVE BROADCAST being
     saved as an "archive" file, for re-playing at a later

 Q:  If AMAZONSAT personnel took full advantage of their server
     they may possibly have clicked that option -- in which case
     we should be able to call it up and see the presentations
     ourselves, even right now after the event has ended, viewing
     the entire program from Manaus, start to finish, right on
     our desktops.

Do you have someone there to ask if this was done?  And if it was 
can they send to me (and others) the address to which we might 
click to watch the archived event?

Thanks again for your note!
                          ATTACHMENT X

Date: Tue, 03 Nov 1998 21:23:59 -0600
From: "Roger Boston" <rboston@tenet.edu>
To: steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp
CC: hibbs@bfranklin.edu, utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Global Lecture Hall & Global Learn Day

thanks for your note!

The Manaus event went well from my point of view.
Net Meeting was hosted from Brazil, and several of us presenters went 
Round Robin succession via Net Meeting to do our presentations which
were carried live by AMAZONSAT, who also actually WEBCAST in Real Video!
This means they may possibly have retained the Archive.  They made no
attempt to uplink their Real Video to MY Server, which was standing by
in ready mode to webcast their entire proceedings.  AMAZONSAT used a
server which I think could handle more connects than ours, which is
limited to 25 connections.

My presentation there was in realtime motion video, with power point
slides in an active whiteboard, and I am led to believe it came across
nicely down there.  Return video and audio from Manaus was simply
SUPERB, at times ISDN quality, and even from their MODEM connection,
pretty good.

As for GLD II, it will take place FOUR DAYS FROM NOW so let's do that
assessment after the weekend.  I am expecting a great show, and have
copied John Hibbs in this note to keep the heat on" to deliver exactly
that :)

A general observation of both the CAADE/Utsumi events and the GLD
happening is that both are laced with heavy components of idealism,
optimism, and extraordinary vision, but both are run with too little
planning and execution support.  As a result both events manage to just
barely come together, and too close to the "curtain" for comfort. 
However they do the world a great service, and I have been drawn into
both initiatives because I believe in the end goals, and have some
experience and expertise to bring to that table.

Hope that helps some.


Steve McCarty wrote:
> Could I bother you by asking what happened with the Manaus GLH? Was it
> all broadcast by satellite or are there any archives accessible through
> the Internet? In all the preparations for GLD2 I haven't been able to
> follow many other worthy events. Are you satisfied with GLD? Your
> guidance is appreciated.
> Collegially,
> Steve McCarty
> Professor, Kagawa Junior College, Japan
> President, World Association for Online Education <www.waoe.org/>
> Home Pages: <http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/presence.html>
> or <http://www.bfranklin.edu/gld98/mccarty.html> for Global Learn Day
> Publications: <http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/epublist.html>
> E-mail: <steve_mc@kagawa-jc.ac.jp> or <steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp>
> Global Learn Day Japan e-mail autoresponder: <japan@mailrobot.com>
                         ATTACHMENT XI

Date: Sun, 1 Nov 1998 06:38:44 +0200
To: "Tak Utsumi" <utsumi@columbia.edu>
From: "David A. Johnson" <djohnutk@spidernet.com.cy>

Subject: Manaus GLH


Congratulations on successful achievement in Manaus.  That is wonderful news.
I am sure that there will be follow-up that will make a real difference there.

As you know, we will be involved with Global Learning Day on Nov 7-8.  I
will be live from Nicosia with some of my colleagues.  We are scheduled to
be on at 10:30 GMT which is 5:30 AM Sunday, Nov 8th, in New York.  Perhaps
you can see us then or on the archived version.

I will be returning to the States in early February and will be available
to spend more time then in projects related to our common interests.


    <<November 5, 1998>> Removed his photo here by T. Utsumi

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Fulbright Senior Scholar
University of Tennessee School of Planning
1 Othonos Street - Flat 201
2008 Strovolos
Nicosia, Cyprus
Telephone:  357-2-512817
Telefax:  357-2-369151

Fulbright Commission
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E-mail:  djohnutk@spidernet.com.cy