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.
- Phase One
Each author will produce a two to five page summary of his/her
topic. These summaries will be compiled into a book. Since the
main part of each contributed paper will later be published in
CD-ROM (and later in WWW) format, this summary should be without
figures, graphics or tables, unless absolutely necessary. This
book is for those people who don't have a computer and who wish
to read a summary of all information provided.
- Phase Two
Each author will produce a ten to 20 page write up and supply
it along with supporting multimedia (color graphics, audio, video,
etc.) materials. This material will be compiled into a CD-ROM,
together with the previous summaries. I expect the volume of
materials to fill a couple of CD-ROMs. Cross-linking will be
awkward but will be accomplished when we convert this information
into Web format in the project's next phase. This CD-ROM version
is for those people who have a machine with a CD-ROM reader but
don't have a high-speed Internet connection.
- Phase Three
Material included in the CD-ROMs will be converted to be delivered
via the Web as a virtual book including a GLOSAS knowledgebase.
The virtual book is the extension of the FORUM computer-mediated
multimedia conferencing system (CMMCS) developed by Bill Klemm,
one of our electronic colleagues. Each chapter/section will have
an author/moderator. Users of the virtual book will be able to
read and jot down comments and annotations which can be read
(or not read) by other readers. They will also be able to add
their own audio and video as well as hyperlinks to other Web
sites. The author/moderators will periodically update each chapter/section
and summarize all comments. Updating may occur once or twice
a year, and the revised materials can become a new, revised book
and CD-ROMs. This virtual book will be for those people who have
high-speed Internet connectivity.
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
- Description of proposed globally distributed computer simulation
system through Global Neural Computer Network for policy analysis
and recommendation and for training would-be decision-makers
for win-win cooperation; philosophy and principle of the Global
B. Global (electronic) University System:
- Philosophy and Principle, T. Utsumi:
This section will include excerpts from T. Utsumi's previous
paper, which appeared in a book from Pergamon, and also from
his acceptance speech of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance
- Teaching Youth about the Environmental
Impact of Science and Technology, Albert
V. Baez, Ph.D., past Chairman of the Education Commission
of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural
Resources and former Director of the Division of Science Teaching
at UNESCO -- abstract.
- Teacher's Instructional Mapping & Management System (TIMMS),
a useful tool for courseware design and planning, school administration
and maintenance of student performance assessment records and
portfolios, Mr. Jim Miller, President, SYNECTICS, Ltd.
- Accreditation and Credit Transfer, Mr. Michael B. Goldstein,
Educational Institutions, Public Telecommunications and Government
Grants and Contracts General Counsel, American Association of
Community Colleges; Don Sutton, Managing Director, Global Alliance
for Transnational Education (GATE); Luiz Carlos Lopes Manhaes,
PhD, Creative Director, TerrAvista Computer Arts.
- Proposed Administrative and Institutionalization Mechanisms,
Pekka Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Docent, Department of Communication,
University of Art & Design, Helsinki; Dr. David A. Johnson,
Former President of Fulbright Association, Professor of Planning,
University of Tennessee.
C. Global Lecture Hall (GLH), T. Utsumi:
- Description about its historical development in the past
decade -- full chapter.
D. Activities at International Organizations
- Global Telecommunications University and Global Telecommunications
Training Institute (GTU/GTTI) of ITU, Mr.
Jaime Herrera, Head, and Mr. Renato Cortinovis, Training Officer,
HRD Division, Telecommunications Development Bureau (BTD), International Telecommunications
Union (ITU) -- abstract.
- "Learning Without Frontiers" of UNESCO, Jan Visser,
PhD, Senior Programme Specialist, Coordinator, Learning Without
Frontiers Programme, Learning Technologies and Educational Communication,
Basic Education Division, UNESCO.
- Electronic Media Center, Activities of FSU and InfoDev of
the World Bank, Peter T. Knight, PhD, Chief, Electronic Media
Center (EXTEM), The World Bank.
- Directory of Global Electronic Distance Education at Open
University, Dr. Keith Harry, Director, International Centre for
Distance Learning, The Open University.
II. Delivery Technologies and Applications
A. Proposed Technologies of the Consortium for Affordable and
Accessible Distance Education (CAADE), T. Utsumi.
B. Wireless Telecommunication Technologies
- Overview of International Satellites,
Dr. Joseph N. Pelton, Director,
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program, University of Colorado;
Shelly Weinstein, President & CEO, National Education Telecommunications
Organization (NETO) -- abstract.
- Overview of INMARSAT, Dr. Mohamed El Amin, Manager, Regional
- Experience in the U.S. with Russia, Mr. Ori Bar-zemer, Satellite
Communications Department, Bridgewater State College.
- Experience in Uganda, Jean-Paul Minet, Managing Director,
Infomail (U) Ltd.
- Experience in Central/Eastern Europe, Mr. Grant McClymont,
Hughes Olivetti Telecom.
- Experience in Mongolia, Dr. Dangaasuren Enkbhat, Head, DataCom
- Terrestrial, Mr. Barry McLarnon, P. Eng., Ottawa Amateur
Radio Club and Manager, Radio Broadcast Transmission, Communications
Research Center (CRC).
- Experience in the U.S., Mr. Roger Carter, Engineering Manager,
Distance Learning Technology, College of Extended Education,
Arizona State University.
- Proposed Plan for Africa, Marcel
Kooiman and Walter van Opzeeland, University of Twente --
abstract -- full chapter.
- General Description, Professor Renato E. Sabbattini, Director,
Center for Biomedical Informatics, State University of Campinas.
- Experience at the University of Tennessee/Knoxville with
"Friends & Partners", Greg Cole, Director, Center
for International Networking Initiatives, The University of Tennessee
System; Ms. Natasha Bulashova, Office of Information Services
and Distance Learning, Information Innovation Center, Pushchino
- HiperNet at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil,
Prof. Luiz Fernando Melgarejo, Coordinator, EDUGRAF -- Educational
Software Laboratory, Federal University of Santa Catarina --
- Comparison of Low Cost Videoconferencing Systems
- Experiences at Houston Community College, Roger Lee Boston,
Rockwell Chair Instructor and Consultant for Creativity, Houston
Community College System Distance Education/College Without Walls.
- Global SchoolHouse, Yvonne Marie Andres, Global Schoolhouse/Global
- Global Teleclass, Yoko Takagi,
Japan Representative, Teleclass International Japan -- abstract
-- full chapter.
E. Computer-Mediated Multimedia Conferencing System
- Description of FORUM
- Experiences at Texas A & M University, W.
R. (Bill) Klemm, D.V.M., PhD, Professor, Dept. VAPH, Texas
A & M University and President, Forum Enterprises, Inc. --
abstract -- full chapter.
F. CD-ROM Teaching
- CATARINA -- A powerful and innovative educational resource
which couples scientific rigor with the attractiveness of video
games by permitting students to navigate easily through course
lessons by means of videos, texts, graphics, audio and animation,
Mr. Mauricio Manhaes, Creative
Director, Traducao Grafica, TerrAvista Computer Arts -- abstract
-- full chapter -- biography of author.
- "Jump Into Hydrodynamics" and "Virtual City",
Dr. Andrey S. Narvsky, Chief, Center for Mathematical Modelling,
St. Petersburg Marine Technical University.
G. Web Teaching
- Global Environmental Change, Dr. Jim Hays, The Lamont Doherty
- International Economy, Prof. Jules
G. Kaplan, Director of the Internship Program, Instructor,
Dept. of Economics, University of Colorado -- abstract
-- full chapter.
H. Sustainable National Development Simulation Model
- Description of Threshold 21 -- a systems dynamics simulation
modeling program for policy analysis of national sustainable
development with environmental protection, Dr. Gerald Barney,
President, Millennium Institute.
- Brazilian Sustainable National Economy Simulation Model,
Bruce P. Chadwick, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Political Science,
I. Normative Gaming
- Description of International Communication of Negotiation
with Simulation (ICONS), Professor Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Director,
Project ICONS (International Communication of Negotiation with
Simulation), Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Dept.
of Government and Politics, University of Maryland.
- Application of ICONS and CU-SeeMe for European Union Negotiation
Gaming, Dr. Colette Grace Mazzucelli, Civic Education Project
Professor and International Program Coordinator and Peter Szollos,
Budapest Institute of Graduate International and Diplomatic Studies
(BIGIS), Budapest University of Economics; Dr. Janos Tolgyesi,
Research Group for Communication Studies, ELTE University.
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
- Doctor Hot Line via POTS, Mr. Sunao Miyazaki, Noguchi Medical
Research Institute, International Health Clinic, Philadelphia.
- Experience at Norwalk Hospital, Khalid Moidu, M.D., PhD,
Beulah Hinds Center for Lung Studies and Health, Informatics,
World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Health Informatics,
Norwalk Hospital/Yale Univ. School of Medicine.
- Telemedicine Consultants of America, Dr. Sreedhar Nair, Head,
Hinds Research Center, Beulah Hinds Center for Lung Studies and
Health Informatics, World Health Organization Collaborating Center
for Health Informatics.
B. Knowledge-Based Systems -- Content and Services Issues,
Dr. Michael D. McDonald, Director of Health Informatics, Koop
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
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.
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Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D.
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