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Hello, Tak.

Please find attached an edited copy of Dr. Zolotarev's outline and bio.
I did have a few questions which appear in << >>.

Sorry for the delay in working with the UTK files from Jerry, but I will
be able to do more this week with them as it is finally spring break
here at Fort Lewis College. I am busy as ever, but I remain quite
interested in GLOSAS activities.

Anton and I have been working on the next issue of GN, and I think we're
nearly finished.

Regards,

Tina

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Microcosm -- The Tool for Harmony and Understanding

"All things are interdependent." Meister Eckhart

Microcosm is an interdisciplinary science/art educational
resource for practical field/simulation study of sustainable
development as the coevolution of humankind and the
biosphere. The major problems of our time are systemic
problems -- interconnected and interdependent -- and thus
require a systemic approach to be understood and solved. The
systems view of life is grounded in the sciences of systems
theory and ecology. The life of Earth functions as a single
organism. Microcosm is a kind of an ecosystem model that is
small in size yet has the appropriate integrity to reflect the
biotic circulation of the Earth. We can learn harmony in a
drop of water using fractal geometry.

<<Need more context for sentence directly above; need to
improve transition.>>

There are three subdivisions of the project: 1) Virtual journey
to the microscopic wonderland, facilitating universal method
and database and Automated Biomonitoring International
Network (ABIN), 2) Evolution -- the living history of the
biosphere and 3) Noosphere -- the road to sustainable
development.

<<Number 1 above is somewhat vague where the žuniversal
method and database and Automated Biomonitoring
International NetworkÓ are concerned. Do we need a little
more here?>>

Brief Biography of Vladimir Zolotarev

Vladimir Zolotarev, Ph.D., is President of NOOSPHERE
Information Fund (Global Survival)

<<Is the material in parentheses meant to explain the
organizationŪs purpose? Could we say ž(for global survival)Ó
above?>>

and senior research biologist of the Protozoology Group,
Institute for Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of
Sciences. He is the 1989 Laureate of State Komsomol Prize
for development of the new methods for water quality
assessment.

He received his Ph.D. in biology from Moscow State
University and his M.S. from Yaroslavl State University. He
has research experience in experimental microcosms and in
natural and model aquatic communities in lakes of Karelia,
Lake Baikal, Lake Ladoga, the acidic lakes of Darwin national
park, the White Sea, Lake Volga and Lake Amur.

<<Please forgive my ignorance here, but would Vladimir
please double check the sentence directly above very
carefully to see that these are all lakes or aquatic bodies in the
list above? Thank you very much.>>

He continually participates in academic conferences. Some of
his recent activities include participation in the Second
International Conference on Distance Education in Russia
(ICDED) in 1996, the International Academic Conference of
the Global Forum in Manchester in 1994, the second
International Symposium on Free Living Heterothrophic
Flagellates in St. Petersburg in 1994 and the first International
lake Ladoga Symposium in St. Petersburg in 1993.

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<<March 29, 1997>>

Dear Yoko and Tina:

(1) Thanks for your editing work.

(2) Attached is my recent update.

Yoko:
If not correct with my revision, pls let me know.

Tina:
Pls check flow of my English corrections. Thanks.

Best, Tak
**************************************

Teleclass the World

For past ten years, Teleclass International Japan (TIJ), a non-profit
educational organization, has sponsored and provided many Teleclass
projects internationally. Telecommunications tools such as video phone,
video conferencing systems and e-mail have been used to promote
international understanding and improve English conversation and
communication abilities, mainly for K-12 Japanese students. Native
languages of students involved include Japanese, Korean and some other
languages.

TIJ uses a video phone system called Lumaphone to link to schools in
Hawaii, the United States mainland, New Zealand, Australia, France,
England, Slovakia, Belarus, Spain, Thailand, Korea and China. TIJ has
emphasized the importance of having communicative linkages among Asian
students and recently sent Lumaphones to schools in Korea, China, Nepal,
Taiwan and the Philippines.

The number of video conferences is also increasing. Twenty-five ISDN
video conferences have been held with schools in Hawaii, France,
Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and
Thailand. Our large videoconferencing events entitled RStudent APEC
(Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation)S on the occasion of the APEC
conference in 1995 linked students of APEC countries for better
communication and understanding, and our RASIAS videoconference in 1996
also linked students from five Asian countries using a multipoint
connecting system with the help of Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co., Ltd. (KDD).

One of the highlights of the video conferencing activities occurred when
the U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Hundt visited one of
the Teleclass Net Schools in Osaka and joined a videoconference, sitting
among students and talking to students in Hawaii face-to-face. He also
talked with a teacher in Pennsylvania via Lumaphone during the Teleclass
session. Since Teleclass projects are backed by the Japanese Ministry of
Posts and Telecommunications, TIJ appreciated Chairman Hundt's visit very
much.

In addition to the international Teleclass, TIJ recently started Teleclass
Local linking five high schools from Hokkaido to Okinawa in Japan. This
project uses both e-mail and video conference technologies. Those
students who already have individual mail accounts talk and discuss topics
through e mail, and every other week they have a video conference linking
five regions by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation's (NTT's)
multipoint connecting system. For each video conference, one high school
serves as a host, and the host school students handle the conference set
up and operation.

All these projects are components of Teleclass the World and are based
upon the Teleclass spirit of "weaving the world into one" originated by
Dr. John Wollstein, the Founder of Teleclass International begun in
Hawaii. This chapter discusses

1) TIJ history including how TIJ, a voluntary group, has gotten
teachers' attention in Japan,

2) interesting Teleclass projects and

3) future planning concerning how to cooperate with other worldwide
educational networks toward truly "weaving the world into one."
****************************************

Biography of Yoko Takagi

Yoko Takagi is the head of Teleclass International Japan, which is a part
of Teleclass International project originated in Hawaii. The project is
one of the new educational movements of distance learning in Japan using
inexpensive Lumaphone via Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS)and ISDN
videoconference equipment.

She is now devoting her life to conducting educational videoconferencing
through the Teleclass The World program which extends worldwide. Most of
her work entails persuading school principals to participate in such
programs, encouraging participating teachers, preparing programs with
students, writing grant applications, making speeches, visiting with
government officials and boards of education and also demonstrating the
use of Lumaphones for the promotion of Teleclass project whenever visiting
colleagues in overseas countries.

She received an Associate of Arts degree from Chaminade University in
Honolulu, Hawaii. Prior to her study in Hawaii, she worked at Mitsubishi
Bank (now Tokyo Mitsubishi Bank).
**********************************************************************
* 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. *
* Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email) *
* INTERNET: utsumi@columbia.edu; Tax Exempt ID: 11-2999676 *
* FTP://champlaincollege.qc.ca (IP 198.168.102.231) *
* http://www.wiu.edu/users/milibo/wiu/resource/glosas/cont.htm *
* http://www.friends- *
* partners.org/oldfriends/education/globaluniv/synopsis.html *
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Dear Tak and Ms Tina!

Your comment: "Pls make final check and send me back if any changes."
My answer: VERY GOOD!

But, let us update my mailing address. One of the titles should be sufficient:

Pierre Patry,
President, Y2000WFC,
President, Comred,
Honorary President, Asafad,
Principal Advisor, Vu-Link Communications,
Senior Consultant, ITU,
1, Place Ville-Marie, suite 2821
Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
H3B 4R4

Second, the acronymes: [[ Please spell out all acronyms above before using
them so that all will know the whole names of these entities. ]] ##Pierre:
They are:

>CANAL = Corporation for the Enhancement of New Applications of Languages
>REFAD = Francophone Distance Education Network
>CIFFAD = The Inter-American Distance Education Consortium
>COL = Commonwealth of Learning
>COMRED = International Table on Distance Education
>ASAFAD = African Association for Distance Education

Hope this is close enough for you.

Many thanks

Pierre Patry
*******************************************

><<April 18, 1997>>
>

>Dear Pierre:
>
>(1) Attached is TinaUs edited version.
>
> Pls make final check and send me back if any changes. Thanks.
>
> My comments are in ## ##.
>
>Best, Tak
>**************************************
>
>Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 15:59:06 -0600
>From: Tina Greenwood <greenwood_t@FORTLEWIS.EDU>
>Subject: edited bio
>To: Takeshi Utsumi <utsumi@columbia.edu>
>
>Hello, Tak. My responses follow below in [[ ]]. This one looks very
>good overall. I just have a few questions.
>
>Regards,
>
>Tina
>**************************************
>Biographical Sketch of Pierre Patry
>
> Dr. Pierre Patry has persued successively three different but
>concomitant careers. He was firstly involved in radio, television,
>theatre and films for nearly 20 years with the Canadian Broadcasting
>Corporation (CBC), the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), National
>Private Radio Television Networks and National Theaters Companies.
>Second, he was involved in the creation of socio-cultural activities as
>Director and Consultant for the architectural creation of the Canadian
>Cultural Centers Network. And third, he joined the University of Quebec
>head office, first as the Head Coordinator for Communications of the
>University's 11 campus networks and second as Director of Tele-Universite
>of Quebec in Montreal.
> While in charge of International Affairs for Tele-Universite, he
>created and participated in national and international distance education
>networks such as CANAL, REFAD, CIFFAD, CREAD, COL and COMRED. He retired
>from Tele University of Quebec in 1995.
> He is now the President of COMRED (World Wide Round-Table on
>Distance Education), Honorary President of the African Association for
>Distance Education (ASAFAD), President of Year 2000 World Festivities
>Corporation (Y2000WFC), Co-Founder of the World Peace 2000 Network
>(WP2000N) and the Millennium Council of Canada (MCC), Principal Advisor to
>Vu-Link Communications and Senior Consultant to the International
>Telecommunication Union.
>
>[[ Please spell out all acronyms above before using them so that all
>will know the whole names of these entities. ]]
>
>##Pierre: They are;
>
>CANAL =
>REFAD =
>CIFFAD =
>CREAD =
>COL =
>COMRED =
>ASAFAD =
>
>If they are in French, pls spell out with some characters close to
>English.
>Thanks.##
>**********************************************************************
>* 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. *
>* Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email) *
>* INTERNET: utsumi@columbia.edu; Tax Exempt ID: 11-2999676 *
>* FTP://champlaincollege.qc.ca (IP 198.168.102.231) *
>* http://www.wiu.edu/users/milibo/wiu/resource/glosas/cont.htm *
>* http://www.friends- *
>* partners.org/oldfriends/education/globaluniv/synopsis.html *
>**********************************************************************

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<<April 22, 1997>>

Dear Takeshi:

(1) Please resubscribe GU-GLH from <zlm@dlc.edu.yar.ru>
to the <noo@ibiw.yar.ru>.

(2) I made all changes, recommended by Tina Greenwood.

Thanks.

For Earth, Vlad
**************************************

"Microcosm -- Tool for Understanding
Systems Self-Evolution"

"All things are interdependent." Meister Eckhart

Microcosm is an interdisciplinary science/art educational resource for
practical field/simulation study of sustainable development as the
coevolution of humankind and the biosphere. The major problems of our
time are systemic problems -- interconnected and interdependent -- and
thus require a systemic approach to be understood and solved. The
systems view of life is grounded in the sciences of systems theory and
ecology.

The life of Earth functions as a single organism. Microcosm is a kind
of an ecosystem model that is small in size yet has the appropriate
integrity to reflect the biotic circulation of the Earth. So, we can
learn harmony of the world in a drop of water. We can move from small
and simple to large and complicated systems using principles of fractal
geometry.

There are three subdivisions of the project combining games and both
scientific and practical approaches: 1) virtual journey to the
microscopic wonderland, leading to practical monitoring experience from
facilitating universal method to the Automated Biomonitoring
International Network (ABIN), 2) evolution -- the living history of the
biosphere and 3) noosphere -- the road to sustainable development.

****************************************

Brief Biography of Vladimir Zolotarev

Vladimir Zolotarev, Ph.D., is President of Noosphere Information Fund
(Global Survival)

[[NOOSPHERE is all caps here. Is that correct? If so, we should change
in paragraph above. ]]

and senior research biologist of the Protozoology Group, Institute for
Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of Sciences. He is the 1989
Laureate of State Komsomol Prize for development of new methods for
water quality assessment.

[[ Can we remove "the" before "new methods" since we don't know exactly
which methods this refers to? ]]

He received his Ph.D. in biology from Moscow State University and his
M.S. from Yaroslavl State University. He has research experience in
both natural and model aquatic communities in studying experimental
microcosms and the lakes of Karelia, Lake Baikal, Lake Ladoga,
the acidic lakes of Darwin national park, the White Sea and the Volga
and Amur rivers.

[[ How about "in studying the lakes..." since here is sounds like
"experience in the lakes". OK? Other slight changes; please check again
above paragraph. ]]

He continually participates in academic conferences. Some of his recent
activities include participation in the Second International Conference
on Distance Education in Russia (ICDED) in 1996, the International
Academic Conference of the Global Forum in Manchester in 1994, the
second International Symposium on Free Living Heterothrophic Flagellates
in St. Petersburg in 1994 and the first International lake Ladoga
Symposium in St. Petersburg in 1993.

Vladimir Zolotarev, Ph.D.
Laureate of State Komsomol Prize for development
of the new methods for water quality assessment
Founder of NOOSPHERE Information Fund (Global Survival)
Institute for Biology of Inland Waters
Russian Academy of Sciences
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Yaroslavl obl., Russia
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<<May 10, 1997>>

Rhonda Christensen
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University of North Texas
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Denton, TX 76203
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Dear Rhonda, Gerald, and Tina:

(1) Tina:

Many thanks for your msg.

(2) Rhonda and Gerald:

Attached is the outline of your proposed paper with Tina's editorial
comments.

Pls reply to Tina's request at your earliest convenience. Thanks.

My comments are in << >>.

Best, Tak
**************************************

Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 15:32:10 -0600
From: Tina Greenwood <greenwood_t@FORTLEWIS.EDU>
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Hello, Tak. I'm glad to see the pieces of the book keep rolling in. As
usual, my comments follow below in [[ ]].

=================================================
OMITTED HERE BY T. UTSUMI <<May 10, 1997>>
=================================================

Air and Water Elementary School Projects

The Air and Water Projects are curriculum-based telecommunications
projects with Internet-based, thematic, elementary school curricular
exchanges for global interaction. Since 1991, students ages seven to
twelve have participated from as many as eight nations in a project year.
The activities were designed by educators in various countries to be
student-centered. The international projects enable children in overseas
locations to share and compare information via teacher-moderated
electronic mail exchanges on the uses of water and air in their
environment.

[[Are we talking about local information? If so, could say "in their
local environments". Also, using the singular "environment" is somewhat
unclear with "their".]]

The curriculum is divided into four modules. Each module sets forth
a specific topic and suggestions to be used as guidelines. Each teacher

[[For whom are the suggestions? The teacher? The students?]]

then approaches these topics using his/her own creative instructional
style and lesson plans. When the students receive module summaries, they
compare the information they gathered to the information transmitted from
the other sites.

[[Can you clarify just a bit what the module summaries are? What kind of
information is being compared? Perhaps it would be good to have one
example of what data is being gathered? I know this is meant to be short,
but I'm not really getting a picture of what's going on.]]

Students are able to discuss, make comparisons, estimate results and draw
conclusions concerning cause and effect within a reasonable time frame
that wouldn't have been feasible with regular mail.

Each year the curricular implementation also includes a short unit
at the beginning of the project to allow computer friends to find out
about their counterparts.

[[What are "computer friends"? Perhaps a definition earlier would help?]]

This is an important component in the success of a project of this type.
Because children are naturally curious about each other, setting aside
time in the beginning allows them to concentrate on the curriculum during
the modules. The students are researching, discovering and sharing
information about water and air in their communities. These are long term
semester projects which exhibit cooperative learning at a global level.

[[this last information would have been helpful above. Perhaps just
reordering some of what's said would improve the reader's understanding of
the project.]]

New content enhancements will upgrade this project to upper middle
school level, and the current email-based mode of interchange will be
expanded to include bilingual (English-Spanish) Web-enhanced multimedia.

[[Will the project actually be upgraded (leaving behind the younger age
groups), or will it be expanded?]]

In particular, the current Web page will be upgraded to handle real
audio/video segments, as well as web-launched Hyperstudio stacks.

[[You may want to mention the Web page initially above as part of the
overall description of the project?]]

[[Are you referring to Real Audio, the sofware? If so, please capitalize.
Also, it may actually be RealAudio (run together); I'd have to check the
Web. Also see below your mention of this technology. You may want to
summarize this technology by mentioning that it is a "steaming" software
for multimedia delivery via the WWW.]]

This will enable the most interesting local culture components (accents,
dress, classroom and home environments), which now are available to
students only after-the-fact with video tape or in real-time audio
exchanges, to be available across widely-varying time zones as part of the
introductory and shared-analysis portions of the project.

[[Is it really the time zone thing that's important here, or do you want
to emphasize that these images, etc., are available _quickly_? Or do you
want to say both?]]

<<Gerald:
Pls help Rhonda about these.>>

It will take advantage of the current trend toward individual Hyperstudio
project authoring by middle school students, giving them a feeling of
direct ownership in their class's activities through currently available
technology. It is envisioned that multiple Web pages and/or sites (real
audio/video and Hyperstudio stacks) will eventually evolve into different
sharing clusters (usually four to six schools from different nations),
providing students and their teachers with authentic experiences in
collaborating with peers in a global work environment.

Biography of Rhonda Christensen

R. Christensen is currently Research Associate for the 2-
year Matthews Chair for Research in Education Project at the
University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, to develop
instruments to assess teacher and student attitudes toward
information. For the past six years she has coordinated an
international curriculum-based telecommunications project via
Internet: Air and Water projects which currently involves 50
classrooms in 8 nations. She now specializes in internet
applications for classroom teachers. She is willing to assume
the duties of teacher support for curriculum development and
technology utilization.
She is now a doctoral candidate in Information Science at
the University of North Texas. She received her B.A. in
Elementary Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M
University in 1985 and her Master's of Science in Computer
Education and Cognitive Systems from the University of North
Texas in 1992. She was a third grade teacher for 5 years
before returning to graduate studies in 1990.

<<Rhonda:
The above is the combined form of the one Gerald once sent to me and
the one you recently sent to me. Pls check.>>

<<Tina:
The above was not sent to you before.>>

Biography of Gerald Knezek

Dr. Gerald A. Knezek is Associate Professor of Technology and
Cognition and currently holds the Matthews Chair for Research in Education
at the University of North Texas. He is also Director of the
Telecommunications and Informatics Laboratory for the Texas Center for
Educational Technology. He received his AB in mathematics and the social
sciences from Dartmouth College in 1974 and his master's in education and
doctorate degrees in educational psychology from the University of Hawaii
in 1976 and 1978, respectively. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Japan 1993-
94. He currently teaches courses in telecommunications, software
engineering, human-computer interaction and research methods. Dr. Knezek
is a technician plus an amateur radio operator (KB5EWV) and has been
involved in teacher education for information technology in Texas and the
Pacific

[["involved in educating teachers (or 'future teachers'?) about
educational technology..."?]]

Basin for the past 16 years. He is a co-founder of the Consortium for
Affordable and Accessible Distance Education (CAADE) of GLOSAS/USA.
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--Boundary_(ID_2Q9PifJBtPwK1xB7zrfSig)

Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 09:09:54 -0600
From: Tina Greenwood <greenwood_t@fortlewis.edu>
Subject: edited bio
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Hello, Tak.

Only _very_ minor changes below. -- Tina

***************

Biography of Jules Kaplan

Dr. Jules Kaplan currently teaches for the Department of
Economics
at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is also the Director of
the
Internship Program for the Economics department and teaches courses for
the Honors program. Dr. Kaplan is active in research. His interests
include public choice and the effectiveness of voter enacted tax
expenditure limitations and investigation of the role of technology in
increasing economic growth rates and worker productivity.

<<took out "an" in last sentence. meaning still same?>>

Dr. Kaplan has devoted a great deal of time to developing
learning
materials on the World Wide Web. He has completed a Web-based course in
the Principles of Macroeconomics that is offered for University of
Colorado credit. Currently, students are enrolled in the course from
various locations throughout the world. The course is self-contained
and
requires no supplementary textbooks. He will soon add courses in the

<<pluralized "courses" above>>

Principles of Microeconomics and Introductory Economics. A former
programmer, Dr. Kaplan will be adding many interactive components to
these
courses to significantly enhance them as a learning experience.

--Boundary_(ID_2Q9PifJBtPwK1xB7zrfSig)

Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 09:22:03 -0600
From: Tina Greenwood <greenwood_t@fortlewis.edu>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Editing outline of your paper]
To: Tina Greenwood <greenwood_t@FORTLEWIS.EDU>
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Greetings, Tak.

We did not yet receive a revision on this one, correct? I have had a
lot of mail to go through and want to be sure I haven't deleted a later
version. If I haven't, no need to reply; I'll just wait for the
revision from you. If you got one, would you please forward it to me?

Thanks!

Tina
>
> Air and Water Elementary School Projects
>
> The Air and Water Projects are curriculum-based telecommunications
> projects with Internet-based, thematic, elementary school curricular
> exchanges for global interaction. Since 1991, students ages seven to
> twelve have participated from as many as eight nations in a project year.
> The activities were designed by educators in various countries to be
> student-centered. The international projects enable children in overseas
> locations to share and compare information via teacher-moderated
> electronic mail exchanges on the uses of water and air in their
> environment.
>
> [[Are we talking about local information? If so, could say "in their
> local environments". Also, using the singular "environment" is somewhat
> unclear with "their".]]
>
> The curriculum is divided into four modules. Each module sets forth
> a specific topic and suggestions to be used as guidelines. Each teacher
>
> [[For whom are the suggestions? The teacher? The students?]]
>
> then approaches these topics using his/her own creative instructional
> style and lesson plans. When the students receive module summaries, they
> compare the information they gathered to the information transmitted from
> the other sites.
>
> [[Can you clarify just a bit what the module summaries are? What kind of
> information is being compared? Perhaps it would be good to have one
> example of what data is being gathered? I know this is meant to be short,
> but I'm not really getting a picture of what's going on.]]
>
> Students are able to discuss, make comparisons, estimate results and draw
> conclusions concerning cause and effect within a reasonable time frame
> that wouldn't have been feasible with regular mail.
>
> Each year the curricular implementation also includes a short unit
> at the beginning of the project to allow computer friends to find out
> about their counterparts.
>
> [[What are "computer friends"? Perhaps a definition earlier would help?]]
>
> This is an important component in the success of a project of this type.
> Because children are naturally curious about each other, setting aside
> time in the beginning allows them to concentrate on the curriculum during
> the modules. The students are researching, discovering and sharing
> information about water and air in their communities. These are long term
> semester projects which exhibit cooperative learning at a global level.
>
> [[this last information would have been helpful above. Perhaps just
> reordering some of what's said would improve the reader's understanding of
> the project.]]
>
> New content enhancements will upgrade this project to upper middle
> school level, and the current email-based mode of interchange will be
> expanded to include bilingual (English-Spanish) Web-enhanced multimedia.
>
> [[Will the project actually be upgraded (leaving behind the younger age
> groups), or will it be expanded?]]
>
> In particular, the current Web page will be upgraded to handle real
> audio/video segments, as well as web-launched Hyperstudio stacks.
>
> [[You may want to mention the Web page initially above as part of the
> overall description of the project?]]
>
> [[Are you referring to Real Audio, the sofware? If so, please capitalize.
> Also, it may actually be RealAudio (run together); I'd have to check the
> Web. Also see below your mention of this technology. You may want to
> summarize this technology by mentioning that it is a "steaming" software
> for multimedia delivery via the WWW.]]
>
> This will enable the most interesting local culture components (accents,
> dress, classroom and home environments), which now are available to
> students only after-the-fact with video tape or in real-time audio
> exchanges, to be available across widely-varying time zones as part of the
> introductory and shared-analysis portions of the project.
>
> [[Is it really the time zone thing that's important here, or do you want
> to emphasize that these images, etc., are available _quickly_? Or do you
> want to say both?]]
>
> <<Gerald:
> Pls help Rhonda about these.>>
>
> It will take advantage of the current trend toward individual Hyperstudio
> project authoring by middle school students, giving them a feeling of
> direct ownership in their class's activities through currently available
> technology. It is envisioned that multiple Web pages and/or sites (real
> audio/video and Hyperstudio stacks) will eventually evolve into different
> sharing clusters (usually four to six schools from different nations),
> providing students and their teachers with authentic experiences in
> collaborating with peers in a global work environment.
>
> Biography of Rhonda Christensen
>
> R. Christensen is currently Research Associate for the 2-
> year Matthews Chair for Research in Education Project at the
> University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, to develop
> instruments to assess teacher and student attitudes toward
> information. For the past six years she has coordinated an
> international curriculum-based telecommunications project via
> Internet: Air and Water projects which currently involves 50
> classrooms in 8 nations. She now specializes in internet
> applications for classroom teachers. She is willing to assume
> the duties of teacher support for curriculum development and
> technology utilization.
> She is now a doctoral candidate in Information Science at
> the University of North Texas. She received her B.A. in
> Elementary Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M
> University in 1985 and her Master's of Science in Computer
> Education and Cognitive Systems from the University of North
> Texas in 1992. She was a third grade teacher for 5 years
> before returning to graduate studies in 1990.
>
> <<Rhonda:
> The above is the combined form of the one Gerald once sent to me and
> the one you recently sent to me. Pls check.>>
>
> <<Tina:
> The above was not sent to you before.>>
>
> Biography of Gerald Knezek
>
> Dr. Gerald A. Knezek is Associate Professor of Technology and
> Cognition and currently holds the Matthews Chair for Research in Education
> at the University of North Texas. He is also Director of the
> Telecommunications and Informatics Laboratory for the Texas Center for
> Educational Technology. He received his AB in mathematics and the social
> sciences from Dartmouth College in 1974 and his master's in education and
> doctorate degrees in educational psychology from the University of Hawaii
> in 1976 and 1978, respectively. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Japan 1993-
> 94. He currently teaches courses in telecommunications, software
> engineering, human-computer interaction and research methods. Dr. Knezek
> is a technician plus an amateur radio operator (KB5EWV) and has been
> involved in teacher education for information technology in Texas and the
> Pacific
>
> [["involved in educating teachers (or 'future teachers'?) about
> educational technology..."?]]
>
> Basin for the past 16 years. He is a co-founder of the Consortium for
> Affordable and Accessible Distance Education (CAADE) of GLOSAS/USA.

--Boundary_(ID_2Q9PifJBtPwK1xB7zrfSig)

Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 09:45:08 -0600
From: Tina Greenwood <greenwood_t@fortlewis.edu>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Requesting final check]
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Hello, Tak. Although there are quite a few comments below, they are
very minor in nature. A couple of questions may need to be addressed by
the authors. This is much clearer overall and well-written. As usual,
my comments follow in [[ ]].

Tina

*******************************************************

Datacasting, Proposed Plan for Africa

Research was performed in Kenya and Zimbabwe from June to
September
of 1996 on the possibilities of data broadcasting to provide information
to organizations in the education, healthcare and agriculture sectors in
sub-Saharan Africa. The commercial sector, including Internet service
providers, was also involved in this research.
Datacasting is the transmission of data via radio, TV or
satellite.
Digital information can be inserted into existing broadcasts or can be
disseminated through a dedicated channel. Research revealed that the
most
promising applications for datacasting are in the educational and
healthcare sectors where it is beneficial to disseminate the same
information to a relatively large number of destinations.
Feasibility was determined by investigating four factors:
marketability, legality and technological and financial requirements.
Datacasting seems feasible, depending on two yet unknown factors: the
price the broadcasting organization will charge for the provision of
datacasting services and the attitude of governments toward this
service.
Currently, broadcasting and telecommunication organizations in many
countries are in a process of liberalization and privatization, so they
are searching for various ways to increase their revenue. Providing
datacasting services is interesting to them.
Based on this pre-feasibility study it can be concluded that

[["feasibility" should be fine above. it implies seeing whether or not
something will work.]]

datacasting seems a promising opportunity to improve the dissemination
of
information in sub-Saharan Africa. This conclusion resulted in a
strategy
consisting of three steps. The first step is to initiate a pilot
project
in order to test datacasting in practice. This step requires
cooperation
of the government and the broadcaster and financial support. Kenya
offers,
for two reasons, the best option to start a pilot project. In Kenya, a

[[put commas around "for two reasons" above, for clarification. also
added comma after "In Kenya"]]

number of interesting datacasting applications were found. Furthermore,
the Telecommunication Foundation of Africa (TFA) is located in Kenya,
and

[[added comma before "and" above]]

it can perform a leading role in the market development of datacasting.
The most appropriate transmission medium is the television channel.
Empty
lines in the television signal (Vertical Blanking Interval) can be used
to
disseminate information country wide. The pilot project ends with a

[["will end" above? to indicate future.]]

business plan for the second step which is to start a datacasting
service
provider for the health and educational sectors. The third step is to

[[pluralized "sectors" above]]

investigate other datacasting opportunities, for example, the use of
free

[[added comma after "example" and connected this last phrase with
previous sentence, as it was not a complete sentence]]

capacity of satellites to datacast information to fill cache servers of
Internet service providers in sub-Saharan Africa with services such as

[[replaced "for example" above with "services such as"]]

Usenet, popular WWW pages, etc.

[[best not to use "etc." if can be more specific. maybe a couple more
examples? previous language suggests this is not a complete list
anyway.]]

There are a number of other interesting applications of

[[replaced "seem to be" with "are" above]]

datacasting in sub-Saharan Africa based on the strong points of
datacasting:
- wireless point-to-area distribution of data
- simultaneous reception of data
- use of existing broadcast media (e.g. television, radio and
satellite).

[[removed capitalization from list and added parentheses above]]

**************************************

Biographies of Marcel Kooiman and Walter van Opzeeland

The authors, Msc. Marcel Kooiman and Msc. Walter van Opzeeland,
studied the MSc. course in Industrial Engineering with the
specialization

[[should S in MSc. be small above?]]

in information management at the University of Twente in Enschede, the

[[changed "on" to "in" above]]

Netherlands. The datacasting pre-feasibility study that was performed
in

[[again, should just use "feasibility" above?]]

cooperation with the TOOLnet Foundation in Amsterdam and the
Telecommunications Foundation of Africa (TFA) in Nairobi Kenya, was
their
graduation project. In March 1997, they graduated on the datacasting

[[added comma after 1997. second thought: remove last sentence? It is
somewhat awkward, and the meaning is implied in the previous sentence.]]

research project.

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 14:16:54 -0500 (EST)
From: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@solar.cini.utk.edu>
To: Ari Rabban <arabban@vocaltec.com>
Cc: Jo Lee <Jo_Lee@vocaltec.com>, Varis Tapio <tapio.varis@helsinki.fi>,
Utsumi Takeshi <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: Respectfully requesting your participation and support

<<February 14, 1998>>

Ari Rabban
Director, Business Development
VocalTec, Inc
35 Industrial Parkway
Northvale, NJ 07647
201-768-9400 X256
arabban@vocaltec.com

Jo Lee
PR manager
VocalTec, Inc
35 Industrial Parkway
Northvale, NJ 07647
201-768-9400 X211
Fax: 201-768-8893
Jo_Lee@vocaltec.com
http://www.vocaltec.com

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor
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 6111
Direct (24 hour availability) mobile phone:
GSM +358-50-567-9833
fax: +358-3-215 7503
tapio.varis@uta.fi
http://www.uta.fi
http://www.uta.fi/hyper/

(1) Dear Ari:

It was my great pleasure to speak with you over the phone, by the kind
introduction of Jo Lee, a few days ago.

(2) Prof. Tapio Varis is now organizing an international workshop/conference
on the "Emerging Global Electronic Distance Education" in Tampere,
Finland, on May 11th to 15th.

Please visit <http://www.dds.nl/hypermail/ties-list/> to see the outline
of this event.

We will encourage the attendees the formation of their local coalition
of academia, secondary schools, public organizations (libraries,
hospitals, training centers, etc.) which will be linked with inexpensive
wireless broadband Internet to enable them use advanced web, Internet
telephony, videoconferencing, computer conferencing, etc. -- to solve
the last-mile problem by "do-it-yourself" approach.

The local coalitions are to be linked internationally with the use of
very small aperture terminal (VSAT) and broadband digital satellite in
the future. This will enable attendees use varieties of advanced web
with 3D animation and VRML, videoconferencing with high quality audio
and video, and high resolution image for telemedicine, etc.

Example of the broadband digital satellite services are
Globalstar, Hughes Communications, Motorola Satellite Systems,
Iridium, Teledesic, etc. which will be available in global scale
in the near future (say, 2005, 2010, 2015) and can provide ultra-high
speed Internet.

(3) The main purpose of this Tampere event is to initiate the movement for
establishing Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF) -- see ANNEX I.

The GSTF will be the emulation of the Universal Service Fund of
the Schools & Libraries Corporation <http://www.neca.org> of the
U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and will be a pool of
Overseas Development Assistant (ODA) funds of G7 countries.

The creation of the GSTF is to be made by the International
Coalition for Global Information Infrastructure in Education and
Healthcare.

The GSTF will finance the high costs of the broadband digital
satellite services across national boundaries.

(4) We believe that Internet will be the future of telecommunication. The
availability of broadband Internet in international arena is vital
necessity to secure high quality, reliable audio which is the most
important component of global electronic distance education across
national boundaries.

We need to foster the use of Internet in multi-lingual and
multi-cultural mode, which arrangement requires multi-lateral
approach with the GSTF.

Professor Eli Noam of Columbia University wondered why Japanese
are not much active in the use of Internet, in spite of their
excellent electronic industry. We wish to have Japanese
government and people involve in this project with their active
contribution to the creation of a peaceful global village in the
21st century. Incidentally, Japanese ODA is $10 billion annually,
out of $100 billion trade surplus.

(5) We would like to respectfully request your firm the followings with
regard to this GSTF project;

(a) Pls send delegates of your VocalTec to this Tampere event in order
to;

1. describe/demonstrate the Internet telephony technology,

2. support the establishment of GSTF,

(b) Pls support our projects (Tampere event, GSTF, and subsequent
global electronic distance education and telemedicine, etc.)
technically and financially,

(c) As the leader of Internet telephony industry, pls solicit other
cooperations in the industry for the above.

(6) As described in ANNEX I below, over the past two decades, we played a
major pioneering role with our considerable time, effort and even our
own private funds in extending U.S. data communication networks to other
countries and deregulating Japanese telecommunication policies for the
use of e-mail (thanks to a help from the Late Commerce Secretary Malcom
Baldrige). This triggered the de-monopolization and privatization of
Japanese telecommunications industries. This movement has later been
emulated in many other countries (now over 80 with Internet access and
180 with e-mail).

As you may know, when the Internet telephony technology emerged, the
America's Carriers Telecommunication Association (ACTA) submitted their
petition to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to get the
Commission to regulate computer software and Internet service -- i.e.,
to prohibit the use of Internet telephony. The Voice-On-the-Net (VON)
then submitted their counter petition to the FCC on May 8, 1996 as
saying;

"The unfettered growth and development of the Internet and VON are
in the public interest. Both the Internet and VON are used to
facilitate communications among millions of people in innovative
and often very efficient and cost-effective ways that open
entirely new opportunities for personal and business
communications, education, health care, and entertainment. The
Commission should encourage and not stifle this innovation."

As you might have noticed in this counter petition, my name was quoted
twice, as "a well-known innovator in the use of computer networks for
distance education." I was very delighted to have seen my previous
efforts helped the advent of the Internet telephony industry and your
firm.

(7) We will make our best effort to publicize your generous support in every
possible occasions before, during and after the conference. Should you
wish, you will be one of our electronic colleagues to constantly keep up
with our progress by receiving our e-mail news or by your accessing our
World Wide Web site, or better yet, your logo may be appeared in our web
which can be interlinked to your web. You may also have an opportunity
to present a paper or an address in the final conference report.

We hope that the significance of our advanced (yet affordable),
innovative technological approach and the consequential effect to the
distance education and telemedicine in various overseas countries
warrant your generous support to this event.

(8) After receiving favorable responses from Global Information
Infrastructure Commission (GIIC), the U.S. Federal Communications
Commission, the Open Society Institute of Soros Foundation, WHO, and
Norwalk Hospital/Yale University School of Medicine, Houston Community
College, etc., we are seeking joint funding supporters for this project
such as the InfoDev of the World Bank, the USIA/USIS, USAID, CIDA of
Canada, UNDP, etc.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon on this matter,

Sincerely,

Best, Tak
**************************************
ANNEX I

Global Service Trust Fund
and
International Coalition for Global Information Infrastructure (GII)
in Education and Healthcare

Education and healthcare are the basis of any society. The main goal of
this coalition is to foster global citizenship of global village with global
electronic distance education and global-healthcare/telemedicine, especially
to achieve "Education for All" from anywhere to anywhere at anytime.

The main objective is to produce policy recommendations for promoting and
accelerating the establishment and use of the GII, as looking toward the year
2005, 2010, and 2015. This is to be done with international and
interdisciplinary collaboration in the fields of non-profit organizations,
especially for benefitting underserved people in remote and rural areas of
less developed countries with educational and healthcare services from the
finest and willing sources around the world.

The purposes are;
a. to formulate collaborative arrangements in each country or region to
achieve the goal and objective affordably, with multi-lateral
cooperation,
b. to devise guidelines in each individual field for collaboration and
execution of their objectives,
c. to raise governmental and industrial funds to achieve this goal, mainly
from Japan, North America, Europe.

Internet, with its extending and improving infrastructure, will be the
main telecommunication media of tomorrow. It has been extended to most of
countries, albeit with slow-to-medium speed yet. The rapid advancement of
videoconferencing, telephony, World Wide Web in distance education and high
resolution image transfer for telemedicine require broad-band Internet via
international satellite. The deployment of this to less developing countries
is to be financed with the Global Service Trust Fund which is the emulation of
the Universal Service Fund of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
and which will be a pool of the Overseas Development Assistant (ODA) funds of
G7 countries in the magnitude of several billion dollars for ten years. The
creation of the Global Service Trust Fund is to be made by the International
Coalition for Global Information Infrastructure in Education and Healthcare.
By working together, both fields of global electronic distance education and
global healthcare/telemedicine can share the cost. Without this international
cooperation for broad-band Internet, GII will become an empty dream.

GLOSAS/USA encourages the formation of local coalition of academia,
secondary schools, public organizations (libraries, hospitals, training
centers, etc.) which will be connected with inexpensive wireless broad-band
Internet to enable them use advanced web, Internet telephony,
videoconferencing, computer conferencing, etc. -- to solve the last-mile
problem by "do-it-yourself" approach. Those local coalitions are to be linked
internationally with the use of very small aperture terminal (VSAT) and
broad-band satellite in the future.

The availability of broad-band Internet in international arena is vital
necessity to secure high quality, reliable audio which is the most important
component of global electronic distance education. We would also need to
foster the use of Internet in multi-lingual and multi-cultural mode, which
arrangement would require multi-lateral approach with the Global Service Trust
Fund.

Institutionalization of the International Coalition for Global
Information Infrastructure in Education and Healthcare and other relevant
matters will be discussed at our planned workshop/conference on the "Emerging
Global Electronic Distance Education" in Tampere, Finland, next May. Please
visit <http://www.dds.nl/hypermail/ties-list/> to see the outline of this
event.

Activities of GLOSAS

The GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.
(GLOSAS/USA) is a publicly supported, non-profit, educational service
organization and is a consortium of organizations dedicated to the use of
evolving telecommunications and information technologies to further advance
world peace through global communications. GLOSAS fosters science and
technology based economic development to improve the quality of life.
Over the past two decades GLOSAS/USA played a major pioneering role in
extending U.S. data communication networks to other countries and deregulating
Japanese telecommunication policies for the use of e-mail (thanks to a help
from the Late Commerce Secretary Malcom Baldrige). This triggered the
de-monopolization and privatization of Japanese telecommunications industries.
This movement has later been emulated in many other countries (now over 80
with Internet access and 180 with e-mail). This effort was to establish later
a globally distributed decision support system through global neural computer
network (a term coined by Dr. Utsumi in 1981 and used by Vice President Al
Gore in his speech). This infrastructure will enable an interactive computer
gaming simulation for problem analysis, policy assessment and formation. This
global peace gaming is designed to train would-be decision makers in crisis
management, conflict resolution, and negotiation techniques especially in
countries where such expertise is nonexistent. GLOSAS' Global University
(GU), an outgrowth of these peace gaming activities, seeks to improve the
quality and availability of international educational exchanges, by providing
underserved people in less developed countries with access to educational
excellence from the world's finest resources through the use of
telecommunication and information technologies. This is "the 21st century
version of the Fulbright exchange program."
GLOSAS' experience with its GU and "Global Lecture Hall (GLH)" worldwide
videoconferencing activities in the past decade has been the development of
new models for distance education using interactive videoconferences with
various delivery technologies and several teacher training workshops to
establish countrywide or region based electronic universities around the
world. The Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education
(CAADE) established by GLOSAS and comprised of educational institutions,
government and quasi-government agencies, foundations and corporations will
develop and demonstrate a new high performance electronic communications
infrastructure which combines the efficiency and affordability of computer
mediated multimedia systems via plain old telephone service (POTS), low to
medium speed terrestrial Internet, wireless telecommunications, satellite
broadcasting and computer conferencing technologies. This approach will help
to take the demand for high bandwidth off the now overburdened Internet
system.
Global University is an evolutionary concept with no global precedent.
GU has already gained wide support of prominent educational institutions,
information technology specialists and industry in many countries. The time
is ripe for global electronic distance education.

Dr. Takeshi Utsumi is the founder and chairman of GLOSAS and its
consortial organizations. For his contributions to distance education, Dr.
Utsumi received the prestigious Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance
Education in 1994, after the recipient of the same award by Dr. Arthur C.
Clarke (the inventor of satellite telecommunications) in 1992.
**************************************
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* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., 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, Global University in the U.S.A. (GU/USA) *
* 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://www2.champlaincollege.qc.ca/ljutic/glosas.htm *
* http://library.fortlewis.edu/~instruct/glosas/cont.htm *
* http://cwis.usq.edu.au/electpub/e-jist/vol2no1/klemm/caadehom.htm *
* http://198.64.57.10/tgcccc/HCCS/glh.htm *
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<<February 15, 1998>>

Dear Tina:

(1) Many thanks for your msg.

(2) My replies/comments are in << >>.

Best, Tak
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Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 10:42:50 -0700
From: Tina Greenwood <greenwood_t@FORTLEWIS.EDU>
Subject: GN and book project
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Organization: Fort Lewis College

Hello, Tak.

Hope you are doing well. I see from the messages I receive that you
have been engaged in more interesting projects! Sorry to have been out
of contact for so long. You sent me some mail regarding my GLOSAS
membership and attached a note asking about my involvement with GN and
the book publishing project. Of course, I have been very busy, but I am
still interested in working on these projects. Here's how things stand
at my end.

<<Glad to hear from you again. Upon your request, I sent you GLOSAS
NEWS/Vol. III and IV, etc. a few days ago.>>

***************

* I now have a student, Isaac, available for doing some HTML coding, and
he could help me get the book chapter summaries and biographical
material formatted for the Web. Please confirm that you do intend to
publish these on the Web prior to the book publication, and I will put
him to work on these. I don't want to cause any problems with the
publisher by issuing portions of the book online prior to publication,
so I do want to confirm that this is OK.

<<That is all right, since it is MY book, and I haven't signed my
contract yet -- although he is urging me to do so. I also have told him
of my intention of having my materials in web first.>>

<<Pls prepare it soon so that I can show it during our Tampere
workshop/conference in May.>>

I got the full paper written by Albert Baez as well, and I'd like to
confirm that you would like to have the entire text available online.
Thanks.

<<Yes, if the storage space is available, pls do so. Many thanks.>>

* We can house the book project Web pages here at Fort Lewis on the
library Web server linked from the GLOSAS News contents page, and others
with GLOSAS related sites could establish links to the book project
contents page directly if desired.

<<Roger Boston is now constructing the web for our Tampere event, and I
will let you know it soon.>>

<<Meanwhile, you may link with <http://www.dds.nl/hypermail/ties-list/>
for my post of the "Outline of our Tampere workshop/conference.">>

* As far as GN goes, the student mentioned above could help out with any
HTML coding needed for the next issue. Unfortunately, I've only been
able to manage about one to two issues a year. My work load is just too
heavy to do more. I am interested in continuing at this same pace,

<<That is fine. I greatly appreciate your continuing support, in spite
of your busy schedules.>>

but if you have another person who could devote more time to it, feel free
to let me know. I would certainly understand, and I would be willing
to assist him/her.

<<Yes, I will keep your need in my mind and if found, I will let you
know.>>

Otherwise, I'll continue on with the aim of publishing another issue by
sometime in March.

<<I look forward to receiving it.>>

Please do send along or ask others to send any information you would like
included.

<<Pls utilize any of my listserve distributions.>>

I could contribute a brief article about our library instruction program
if you think that would be interesting to other electronic colleagues.
We have placed our coursepack on the Web and conducted Web based course
evaluations processed by a PERL language program written by, believe it
or not, a very talented _high school student_ who works for Allen, my
husband. We plan to expand the course content offered via the Web so
that we can teach the course in a more or less self study mode. Some of
these materials will probably be in RealAudio format. Once more content
is available online (some of which we are still providing in live class
sessions), with slight adaptations, the course itself could be offered
at a distance. Perhaps others would be interested in the incremental
course development approach we have taken? Let me know what you think.
Perhaps it would be better to wait to discuss our model until we have
made further progress on the online materials available? Or, I could
provide a brief update later.

<<This sounds very interesting, pls go ahead to include it in your March
issue. If you want to show the effect of RealAudio, this will
definitely need web newsletter approach -- you may then need to publish
its summary (or short description) in the hard copy version.>>

Our course contents are located at

http://library.fortlewis.edu/~instruct/lib150/contents.htm

<<Tine: I just visited it, but sorry to say that I received following
error msg;

"Not Found
The requested object does not exist on this server. The link you
followed is either outdated, inaccurate, or the server has been
instructed not to let you have it.">>

If there are other items you'd like to have included, even if you have
sent them before, could you please resend them with the subject heading
*for GN* so that I can pick them out easily.

<<Pls visit the above mentioned web and expert some of the
workshop/conference items.>>

<<I will also send you in my following msgs some of relevant materials --
about our Global Service Trust Fund project, etc. Pls excerpt them
and make up your draft issue and let me see it -- I may then add some
others, if I have.>>

I will also go through my
e-mail folder of things I've been stashing for possible inclusion.
Anton gave me some items some time ago that I kept and need to review.
Some of them may still be relevant.

<<Yes, pls do so, Thanks.>>

As another inclusion for GN, I would like to publish updates on the
chapters of the book project as they are completed with very brief
descriptions of these chapters and links to the entire chapters online.
Does this sould like a good idea?

<<Yes, it would be a very good idea -- I think you also have my first
and second chapters. I have been thinking to upload them (with diagrams
and photos, etc.), but I haven't had enough time yet for conversion to
HTML version.

BTW, your GLOSAS logo needs color, but my file of this logo is in
WordPerfect with Mac. I will work its conversion to MSDOS/Window, and
if succeed, I will send it to you.>>

Lastly, with regard to GN, I will put links to the sites that house
older issues. These links will appear on the contents page for GN.

<<Yes, I visited it -- since you have now GLOSAS NEWS/Vol. III and IV,
and Anton's site has Vol. I and II, you can have complete coverage of
them all. Thank you very much for your effort!!>>

***************

By the way, my street address has changed since my husband and I were
finally able to purchase our first home! :-) Here's our new one:

<<Well, Congratulations!! You must be very proud of it!!>>

350 Lakeview Dr.
Bayfield, CO 81122

<<Is the following address valid? -- since our mail once bounced back
from this;

Library Instruction Coordinator
Fort Lewis College
612 East 32nd Street
Durango, Colorado 81301-81301
970-259-1345
970-247-7684
Fax: 970-247-7149>>

Again, Tak, sorry to have been out of contact. I am still quite
interested in participating in GLOSAS, though. Please let me know how
you would like to proceed with GN and with the book project. I should
now be able to get a student going on HTML coding so that we can move
faster with both of these publications.

<<Thank you very much again for your efforts -- I am sure that everybody
appreciate it, too.>>

Warm regards,

Tina

<<Best, Tak>>
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* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., 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, Global University in the U.S.A. (GU/USA) *
* 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://www2.champlaincollege.qc.ca/ljutic/glosas.htm *
* http://library.fortlewis.edu/~instruct/glosas/cont.htm *
* http://cwis.usq.edu.au/electpub/e-jist/vol2no1/klemm/caadehom.htm *
* http://198.64.57.10/tgcccc/HCCS/glh.htm *
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 23:10:24 -0500 (EST)
From: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@solar.cini.utk.edu>
To: Alan Schechter <ASCHECHTER@WELLESLEY.EDU>,
Ron Wells <rwells@cep.yale.edu>, Aaron Hirsch <infodev@worldbank.org>,
Varis Tapio <tapio.varis@helsinki.fi>, David Johnson <daj@utk.edu>,
Padulo Louis <padulo@libertynet.org>
Cc: Utsumi Takeshi <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: Copy of letter sent to Dr. Gregorian of Carnegie

<<January 31, 1998>>

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor
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 6111
Direct (24 hour availability) mobile phone:
GSM +358-50-567-9833
fax: +358-3-215 7503
tapio.varis@uta.fi
http://www.uta.fi
http://www.uta.fi/hyper/

Dr. David A. Johnson
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor of Planning
School of Planning
College of Architecture and Planning
University of Tennessee
108-I Hoskins Library
1401 Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996-4015
423-974-5227
Fax: 423-974-5229
daj@utk.edu
daj@utkux.utcc.utk.edu
DJOHNSON@UTKVX.UTCC.UTK.EDU

Aaron Hirsch
infoDev Research Assistant
Telecommunications and Informatics Division
The World Bank, F4K-224
1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20433
U.S.A.
202-473-1836
Fax: (202) 522 3186
ahirsch@worldbank.org
E mail: infodev@Worldbank.org
http://www.worldbank.org/html/fpd/infodev
http://www.worldbank.org/html/fpd/infodev/infodev.html

(1) Dear Tapio:

At the suggestion of David Johnson, I sent my following letter to Dr.
Gregorian of Carnegie.

(2) Dear Mr. Hirsch:

Many thanks for Mr. Forgy's January 13th letter.

This tells our current status of raising matching funds.

We will reply you on other subjects requested in Mr. Forgy's January
13th letter soon.

Best, Tak
**************************************

January 31, 1998

Mr. Vartan Gregorian
Member of Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
President
Carnegie Corporation of New York
437 Madison Avenue, 27th Flr.
New York, NY 10022
212-371-3200
Fax: 212-754-4073
Telex: US166776
http://www.carnegie.org

Grant application of 25.000 US$

Dear Mr. Gregorian:

I am writing this letter to follow up the letter sent to you from
Professor David Johnson of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville
(ATTACHMENT I). I have also read the article about you in The New York
Times with great interest.

Dr. Ronald A. Wells, Director of University Relations of Civic Education
Project in New Heaven, CT also suggest that I should contact you.
Professor Alan H. Schechter of Wellesley College, a member of Fulbright
Foreign Scholarship Board, has also been a strong supporter of our
project, particularly Global Service Trust Fund project (see below).

Incidentally, you may find a description about our "Global Lecture Hall
(GLH)" videoconferencing which celebrated the 50th anniversary of
Fulbright exchange program in Budapest on August 16, 1996, in Page 14 to
15 of the 1996 Annual Report of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
-- see ANNEX II.

I am writing this on behalf of our Finnish counterpart, Professor Tapio Varis
of the University of Tampere in Finland who was once the rector of the United
Nations University of Peace in Costa Rica.

He sent his grant application to Ms. Cynthia Merritt, Assistant
Secretary, which was declined because of your current reviewing the
foundation's programs and operations.

Professor Varis is now organizing an international workshop/conference on
"Emerging Global Distance Education" in May in Tampere, Finland.

Please visit <http://www.dds.nl/hypermail/ties-list/> to see the outline
of this event.

Please note a videoconferencing demo on Economic Transitions and Mutual
Perceptions of Ethnic Identity in ATTACHMENT II of the web, which
includes an Internet connection of;

(a) Institute on East Central Europe and the International Conflict
Resolution Program, Columbia University in New York;

(b) Department of International Relations and European Studies,
Central European University/Business Communications Networks,
Budapest;

(c) Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; and

(d) Conflict Prevention Center, Black Sea University
Foundation/"Polytechnic" University, Bucharest.

This is a step toward to the realization of our long-standing project of
Globally Collaborative Environmental Peace Gaming through a global
neural computer network (a term coined by me in 1981 and used by Vice
President Al Gore in his speech). This is for various environmental
issues in global scale to train would-be decision-makers for policy
analysis, conflict resolution, crisis management and negotiation
technique, with the use of advanced information and telecommunication
technologies.

We are now seeking funds to match with the grant ($100,000) from the InfoDev
of the World Bank (ATTACHMENT II). Soros Foundation has already pledged some
funds ($15,000). Professor Varis has submitted his application to American
Scandinavian Foundation ($25,000) and Finlandia Foundation ($15,000) and will
do so soon to German Marshall Fund ($25,000). Soros Foundation's Open Society
Institutes in Estonia and Budapest have already indicated their willingness to
support travel expenses of the delegates from their countries (ATTACHMENT VIII
of the aforementioned web).

We want to discuss at this event the followings;

I. Infrastructure:

A. Local:
We will encourage the attendees the formation of their local coalition of
academia, secondary schools, public organizations (libraries, hospitals,
training centers, etc.) which will be linked with inexpensive wireless
broadband Internet to enable them use advanced web, Internet telephony,
videoconferencing, computer conferencing, etc. -- to solve the last-mile
problem by "do-it-yourself" approach.

B. International:
Those local coalitions are to be linked internationally with the use of very
small aperture terminal (VSAT) and broadband satellite in the future, and this
is to be financed with the Global Service Trust Fund (which is the emulation
of the Universal Service Fund of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) and which will be a pool of Overseas Development Assistant (ODA) funds
of G7 countries). The creation of the Global Service Trust Fund is to be made
by the International Coalition for Global Information Infrastructure in
Education and Healthcare.

This is because we believe that Internet will be the future of
telecommunication. The availability of broadband Internet in
international arena is vital necessity to secure high quality, reliable
audio which is the most important component of global electronic
distance education across national boundaries. We would need to foster
the use of Internet in multi-lingual and multi-cultural mode, which
arrangement would require multi-lateral approach with the Global Service
Trust Fund (GSTF).

Professor Eli Noam of Columbia University wondered why Japanese are not
much active in the use of Internet, in spite of their excellent
electronic industry. I wish to have Japanese government and people
involve in this project with their active contribution to the creation
of a peaceful global village in the 21st century. Incidentally,
Japanese ODA is $10 billion annually, out of $100 billion trade surplus.
ANNEX I below is a brief description of this Global Service Trust Fund
project. We would sincerely like to have your active participation in
this project.

II. Content:

A. Pilot project,

B. Standardization of courses, credits, accreditation,

C. Institutionalization of the International Coalition for Global
Information Infrastructure in Education and Healthcare. -- see
ATTACHMENT VII in the outline of this event in the aforementioned
TIES web.

After receiving favorable responses from Global Information Infrastructure
Commission (GIIC), the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the Open
Society Institute of Soros Foundation, WHO, and Norwalk Hospital/Yale
University School of Medicine, Houston Community College, etc., Professor
Varis and our colleagues are now working to solicit funds from the USIA/USIS,
USAID, CIDA of Canada, UNDP, etc.

We would respectfully request your participation in this event and support to
our project. We would be very happy to provide you with any further materials
about our activities, should you be interested in. If necessary, Professor
Varis will submit his grant application and we would be delighted to visit you
to describe this event and our projects in details.

Looking forward to receiving your favorable response soon,

Sincerely yours,

Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D.
Laureate, Excellence in Distance Education
Chairman, GLOSAS/USA
President, Global University/USA

cc: David Johnson/University of Tennessee in Knoxville
Ron Wells/Civic Education Project
Alan Schechter/Wellesley College
Tapio Varis/University of Tampere
Aaron Hirsch/InfoDev of the World Bank
**************************************
ATTACHMENT I

Date: Thu, 8 Jan 98 10:09:09 EST
From: "David Johnson" <djohnutk@utkux.utcc.utk.edu>
Subject: ltr to Carnegie
Reply-To: daj@utk.edu
To: "Tak Utsumi" <utsumi@columbia.edu>

Tak:

Here is the text of a letter I am sending today to Dr. Gregorian at
Carnegie.
=================================================
OMITTED HERE BY T. UTSUMI <<January 31, 1998>>
=================================================

This direct initiative will be supplemented by other approaches as
well. Let us keep our fingers crossed.

Dave

>January 7, 1998
>Dr. Vartan Gregorian, President
>The Carnegie Corporation of New York
>437 Madison Avenue
>New York, NY 10022
>
>Dear Dr. Gregorian:
>
>I was very pleased to read the profile in the New York Times in December and
to learn of your interests for the future. I am a member of the Board of
Directors of GLOSAS, a non-profit organization based in New York City. We
have five years of experience in working to foster affordable distance
education around the world. In light of your interest in this area, I would
like to bring to your attention two initiatives we are currently pursuing.
One is an important, we hope path breaking, conference to be held in
Tampere, Finland in the first week of May. This conference is intended to
bring together experts and future young leaders in distance education from
many countries, especially developing countries. This conference we hope
will result in a sharpening of the agenda needed to extend this
revolutionary technology to those most in need of it and least able to
afford it.
>
>The second initiative is a proposed global trust fund to be created by
private sector net-using firms around the world, this fund to be devoted to
extending the reach of the net to developing countries. My personal hope is
that such a fund could be administered by an international committee under
the general auspices of UNESCO, and that this arrangement might stimulate
the re-entry of the United States into UNESCO. It is time we returned.
Incidentally, UNESCO has been supportive of our earlier work in mounting
"Global Lecture Halls" to demonstrate the new, interactive, net
technologies
that have been emerging rapidly.
>
>I have enclosed materials describing the GLOSAS organization and the two
initiatives noted above. I hope that you and your staff might look these
over. If Carnegie is interested in funding the area of global distance
education, we have some considerable momentum at this stage, but, of course,
would benefit from additional support. We would be very pleased to have the
opportunity to present our activities and agenda to your staff in New York
at a convenient time in the near future. I realize that the Corporation is
in the midst of a reassessment of priorities, but I cannot help but think
that the global educational use of the Web will be high on the list.
>
>Incidentally, we had the pleasure of meeting a few years back at a session of
the Board of Foreign Scholarships at which I was asked to speak as then
President of the Fulbright Association. Fulbright supporters and alumni
are grateful for your contributions to this worthy program. My own
Fulbright was in Moscow and I share your concern with developments in
Russia.
>
>Sincerely,
>
>
>
>David A. Johnson, Ph.D., AICP
>Professor of Planning and Ecology
>Board Member, GLOSAS
>
David A. Johnson
School of Planning
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1401 Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996
Tel 423 974-5227
FAX 423 974-5229
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infoDev
information for Development Program

January 13, 1998

Professor Tapio Varis
Chairman
University of Tampere, Hypermedia Laboratory
P.O. Box 607
FIN-33101
Finland

Re: interactive Workshop and Conference on "Emerging Global Electronic Distance
Education"
id#: 970910-224

Dear Dr. Varis:

I am writing to inform you that after evaluation by an external independent
agency, we have decided to include your proposal to be part of the infoDev
pool of highly-ranked proposals. Projects are selected from this pool to
become part of the infodev Work Program as funds become available from donors.

We are beginning our clearance process for this project. Before we can
proceed with funding of the project, we will need confirmation that you have
secured the remaining funds necessary for success of this activity. In
addition, our evaluators have suggested that we also secure a breakdown of the
expenses of the two principal organizers and their assistants, as well as
clarification of the ownership of equipment purchased for the workshop
(they suggested it may be cost effective to rent the equipment).

Congratulations on the development of a successful proposal, and we look
forward to working with you on a successful implementation. We hope to contact
you soon with good news. Whenever communicating with us please always refer to
your proposal by its Assigned id number: 970910-224.

Sincerely,

Larry Forgy
Work Program Administrator
infoDev Program

The World Bank 1818 H Street N.W., Washington DC 20433. USA
(202) 458-5153 - WUI 64145 - Fax (202) 522-3186 - Mail: infodev@worldbank.org
http://www.worldbank.org/html/fpd/infodev
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ANNEX I

Global Service Trust Fund
and
International Coalition for Global Information Infrastructure (GII)
in Education and Healthcare

Education and healthcare are the basis of any society. The main goal of
this coalition is to foster global citizenship of global village with global
electronic distance education and global-healthcare/telemedicine, especially
to achieve "Education for All" from anywhere to anywhere at anytime.

The main objective is to produce policy recommendations for promoting
and accelerating the establishment and use of the GII, as looking toward the
year 2005, 2010, and 2015. This is to be done with international and
interdisciplinary collaboration in the fields of non-profit organizations,
especially for benefitting underserved people in remote and rural areas of
less developed countries with educational and healthcare services from the
finest and willing sources around the world.

The purposes are;
a. to formulate collaborative arrangements in each country or region to
achieve the goal and objective affordably, with multi-lateral
cooperation,
b. to devise guidelines in each individual field for collaboration and
execution of their objectives,
c. to raise governmental and industrial funds to achieve this goal, mainly
from Japan, North America, Europe.

Internet, with its extending and improving infrastructure, will be the
main telecommunication media of tomorrow. It has been extended to most of
countries, albeit with slow-to-medium speed yet. The rapid advancement of
videoconferencing, telephony, World Wide Web in distance education and high
resolution image transfer for telemedicine require broad-band Internet via
international satellite. The deployment of this to less developing
countries is to be financed with the Global Service Trust Fund which is
the emulation of the Universal Service Fund of the U.S. Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) and which will be a pool of the Overseas
Development Assistant (ODA) funds of G7 countries in the magnitude of
several billion dollars for ten years. The creation of the Global Service Trust Fund is to be made by the
International Coalition for Global Information Infrastructure in Education and
Healthcare. By working together, both fields of global electronic
distance education and global healthcare/telemedicine can share the cost.
Without this international cooperation for broad-band Internet, GII will
become an empty dream.

GLOSAS/USA encourages the formation of local coalition of academia,
secondary schools, public organizations (libraries, hospitals, training
centers, etc.) which will be connected with inexpensive wireless
broad-band Internet to enable them use advanced web, Internet telephony,
videoconferencing, computer conferencing, etc. -- to solve the last-mile
problem by "do-it-yourself" approach. Those local coalitions are to be
linked internationally with the use of very small aperture terminal (VSAT) and
broad-band satellite in the future.

The availability of broad-band Internet in international arena is
vital necessity to secure high quality, reliable audio which is the most
important component of global electronic distance education. We would
also need to foster the use of Internet in multi-lingual and
multi-cultural mode, which arrangement would require multi-lateral
approach with the Global Service Trust Fund.

Institutionalization of the International Coalition for Global
Information Infrastructure in Education and Healthcare and other relevant
matters will be discussed at our planned workshop/conference on the "Emerging
Global Electronic Distance Education" in Tampere, Finland, next May.
Please visit
<http://www.dds.nl/hypermail/ties-list/> to see the outline of this event.

Activities of GLOSAS

The GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.
(GLOSAS/USA) is a publicly supported, non-profit, educational service
organization and is a consortium of organizations dedicated to the use of
evolving telecommunications and information technologies to further
advance world peace through global communications. GLOSAS fosters science
and technology based economic development to improve the quality of life.
Over the past two decades GLOSAS/USA played a major pioneering role in
extending U.S. data communication networks to other countries and deregulating
Japanese telecommunication policies for the use of e-mail (thanks to a help
from the Late Commerce Secretary Malcom Baldrige). This triggered the
de-monopolization and privatization of Japanese telecommunications
industries. This movement has later been emulated in many other countries (now over 80
with Internet access and 180 with e-mail). This effort was to establish later
a globally distributed decision support system through global neural computer
network (a term coined by Dr. Utsumi in 1981 and used by Vice President Al
Gore in his speech). This infrastructure will enable an interactive computer
gaming simulation for problem analysis, policy assessment and formation. This
global peace gaming is designed to train would-be decision makers in crisis
management, conflict resolution, and negotiation techniques especially in
countries where such expertise is nonexistent. GLOSAS' Global University
(GU), an outgrowth of these peace gaming activities, seeks to improve the
quality and availability of international educational exchanges, by providing
underserved people in less developed countries with access to educational
excellence from the world's finest resources through the use of
telecommunication and information technologies. This is "the 21st century
version of the Fulbright exchange program."
GLOSAS' experience with its GU and "Global Lecture Hall (GLH)" worldwide
videoconferencing activities in the past decade has been the development of
new models for distance education using interactive videoconferences with
various delivery technologies and several teacher training workshops to
establish countrywide or region based electronic universities around the
world. The Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education
(CAADE) established by GLOSAS and comprised of educational institutions,
government and quasi-government agencies, foundations and corporations will
develop and demonstrate a new high performance electronic communications
infrastructure which combines the efficiency and affordability of computer
mediated multimedia systems via plain old telephone service (POTS), low to
medium speed terrestrial Internet, wireless telecommunications, satellite
broadcasting and computer conferencing technologies. This approach will help
to take the demand for high bandwidth off the now overburdened Internet
system.
Global University is an evolutionary concept with no global precedent.
GU has already gained wide support of prominent educational institutions,
information technology specialists and industry in many countries. The time
is ripe for global electronic distance education.

Dr. Takeshi Utsumi is the founder and chairman of GLOSAS and its
consortial organizations. For his contributions to distance education, Dr.
Utsumi received the prestigious Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance
Education in 1994, after the recipient of the same award by Dr. Arthur C.
Clarke (the inventor of satellite telecommunications) in 1992.
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ANNEX II

Excerpt from the Report of the 1996 GLH

Future of Fulbright Exchange Program

One of the Budapest conference themes was to explore the future
direction of the Fulbright exchange program toward the 21st century.

As Professor David Johnson of the University of Tennessee mentioned
during his presentation via PictureTel, audio, email and videoconferencing via
telecommunication can never replace rich socialization element of face-to-face
conference. However, all distinguished panelists (including Professor
Johnson) agreed that such means can certainly supplement and enrich the
face-to-face conferencing and exchange program, thus reducing its cost. Mrs.
Fulbright also indicated appropriateness of the use of telecommunication and
videoconferencing for interdisciplinary and inter-cultural understanding,
toward realization of "Diversity in Union." As Dr. Huba Bruckner of the
Hungarian fulbright Commission said, this was a future-oriented event of the
Budapest conference and the first time experiences to most of panelists at the
Budapest viewing site.

We hope that such affordable and accessible videoconferencing and hence
global electronic distance education will soon be available to all motivated
learners around the world, especially, to disadvantaged youngsters in
under-served developing countries who cannot participate in "physical body"
exchange program due to the constraints of their funds, time and working
schedules. The same was commented by Mr. Hoyt Purvis, Chair of the J. William
Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. This is to spread Senator Fulbright's true
spirit, i.e., world peace keeping, to every corners of the world. This will be
the 21st century version of Fulbright exchange program, i.e., enlarged,
enriched, and one-dimension upheaved one than the current program.

Time is ripe for all Fulbrighters of various disciplines to initiate
mutual action and cooperation as transcending national boundaries -- beyond
mere mutual understanding each other, as commented by Mr. Richard Krasno,
Director of the Institute of International Education.
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* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., 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, Global University in the U.S.A. (GU/USA) *
* 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://www2.champlaincollege.qc.ca/ljutic/glosas.htm *
* http://library.fortlewis.edu/~instruct/glosas/cont.htm *
* http://cwis.usq.edu.au/electpub/e-jist/vol2no1/klemm/caadehom.htm *
* http://198.64.57.10/tgcccc/HCCS/glh.htm *
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Originally posted at the Website: http://library.fortlewis.edu/~instruct/glosas/GN/ by Tina Evans Greenwood, Library Instruction Coordinator, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado 81301, e-mail: greenwood_t@fortlewis.edu, 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.