Book, CD-ROM and WWW Site about GLOSAS-Related Activities --
A Work in Progress

Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D.

Following is a description and outline of a forthcoming book on GLOSAS related activities/technologies. This outline was originally published as part of GLOSAS News, vol. 7, no. 1. The outline below has been updated to include links to texts in progress that are part of the book publication project; further updates will occur as portions of the book are drafted, edited/formatted and completed. For further information about GLOSAS, please visit the GLOSAS News Web Archive.
-- Tina Evans Greenwood, editorial assistant for the project

Electronic Colleagues, Andrew Targowski, from Idea-Group Publishing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and one of our electronic colleagues, kindly invited me to publish a book as part of his series on the Global Information Infrastructure (GII). See contact information for Targowski and Idea Group Publishing listed below.

The mission of the book will be to promote the application of computer, information and telecommunications technologies for global electronic distance education, global health care and telemedicine, particularly for those people who are in under-served rural/remote areas/regions of less developed countries. The intended audience of this book will be graduate students, scholars, educators, researchers, industrial professionals, healthcare specialists and policy decision makers in the targeted fields. The book will not be a textbook; it will be more of a reference book.

Publication Procedures

Outline of Proposed Book: Electronic Global University System and Services

Note: contributing authors as well as titles for the book and sections are tentative.

I. Global Electronic Distance Education -- Activities of GLOSAS and Other International Organizations

A. Personal Reflections on the Inceptions of Globally Collaborative Environmental Peace Gaming and the Global University System, T. Utsumi:

B. Global (electronic) University System:

C. Global Lecture Hall (GLH), T. Utsumi:

D. Activities at International Organizations

II. Delivery Technologies and Applications

A. Proposed Technologies of the Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education (CAADE), T. Utsumi.

B. Wireless Telecommunication Technologies

C. Internet

D. Televideoconferencing

E. Computer-Mediated Multimedia Conferencing System

F. CD-ROM Teaching

G. Web Teaching

H. Sustainable National Development Simulation Model

I. Normative Gaming

J. Distributed Computer Simulation System, Thomas P. Maxwell, Research Scientist, Distributed Modular Spatio-Temporal Simulation, Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Maryland.

III. Telemedicine and Telehealthcare

A. Telemedicine/Consultation

B. Knowledge-Based Systems -- Content and Services Issues, Dr. Michael D. McDonald, Director of Health Informatics, Koop Foundation Inc.

C. Activity at World Health Organization, Salah H. Mondil, PhD, Director-Advisor on Informatics, World Health Organization.

D. Health Organizations and Informatics -- an International Perspective, Warren B. Buhler, Consultant.

E. Telecommunication Approach in Health Care, Ace Allen, M.D., Director, Telemedicine Evaluation and Research, Information Technology Services Research, KU Medical Center, The University of Kansas Hospital.

F. User, Industry and the Academic and Public Sectors in Health Telecommunication Projects, Dr. Anthony Villasenor, Program Manager, NASA Science Internet, Office of Space Science and Applications, OSSA Information Systems, NASA Headquarters.

Book Series Editor, Global Information Technology Management, Idea Group Publishing
fax: (717) 541-9159

Andrew Targowski
Professor of Computer Information Systems
Telcity USA Project Director
Vice President of Information Resource Management Association
Department of Business Information Systems
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008

Office: (616) 387-5406, Fax: (616) 387-5710, e-mail:

Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D.
Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education
Founder of CAADE, (Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education)
President, Global University in the U.S.A. (GU/USA),
A Divisional Activity of GLOSAS/USA,
(GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.)
43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A.
Tax Exempt ID: 11-2999676

Telephone: 718-939-0928, Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only -- prefer email)

Return to GLOSAS News archive Contents.


Page created April 22, 1998; last updated April 28, 1998.

Originally posted at the Website: by Tina Evans Greenwood, Library Instruction Coordinator, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado 81301, e-mail:, and last updated May 7, 1999. By her permission the whole Website has been archived here at the University of Tennessee server directory of GLOSAS Chair Dr. Takeshi Utsumi from July 10, 2000 by Steve McCarty in Japan.