Announcement of Forthcoming Book, CD-ROM and WWW Site about GLOSAS-Related Activities
Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D.
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.
Rough estimate of publication procedures:
- Phase One (three months):
- 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 (four months; when funds will be available):
- 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 (6 months; when funds will be available):
- 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
A. Globally Collaborative Environmental Peace Gaming, T. Utsumi:
- 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.
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 Education.
- 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
- 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.
D. Activities at International Organizations
- Global Telecommunications University and Global Telecommunications Training Institute (GTU/GTTI) of ITU, Mr. Jaime Herrer, Head, and Mr. Renato Cortinovis, Training Officer, HRD Division, Telecommunications Development Bureau (BTD), International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
- "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).
- Overview of INMARSAT, Dr. Mohamed El Amin, Manager, Regional Projects Inmarsat.
- 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 Co., Ltd.
- 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.
- 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 University.
- HiperNet at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil, Prof. Luiz Fernando Melgarejo, Coordinator, EDUGRAF -- Educational Software Laboratory, Federal University of Santa Catarina -- Brazil.
- 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 SchoolNet Foundation.
- Global Teleclass, Yoko Takagi, Japan Representative, Teleclass International Japan.
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.
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.
- "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 Earth Observatory.
- International Economy, Prof. Jules G. Kaplan, Director of the Internship Program, Instructor, Dept. of Economics, University of Colorado.
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, Columbia University.
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 Foundation Inc.
C. Activity at World Health Organization, Salah H. Mondil, PhD, Director-Advisor on Informatics, World Health Organization.
D. Health Organizations and Informatics -- an International Perspective, Warren B. Buhler, Consultant.
E. Telecommunication Approach in Health Care, Ace Allen, M.D., Director, Telemedicine Evaluation and Research, Information Technology Services & Research, KU Medical Center, The University of Kansas Hospital.
F. User, Industry and the Academic and Public Sectors in Health Telecommunication Projects, Dr. Anthony Villasenor, Program Manager, NASA Science Internet, Office of Space Science and Applications, OSSA Information Systems, NASA Headquarters.
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Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D.
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