<<January 31, 2000>>

Dr. Parker Rossman <grossman@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

Felix (Lex) Librero <lex@laguna.net>

Emilio Vento <evento@unido.org>

Dr. Ihor Bogdan Katerniak <ik@litech.net>

Mykola B. Tomyn <tomyn@lim.lviv.ua>

Dr. Paul Lefrere <p.lefrere@open.ac.uk>

Mr. John McLeod <mcleod@sdsc.bitnet>

Sally Edmundson <s.edmundson@uclan.ac.uk>

Dear Parker:

(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

(2) Congratulations on your now being able to use email for attaching
files (ATTACHMENT II)!! In this way, you can avoid sending me hard copy
materials by snail mail with your hand-writing which often I cannot read.

(3) I suppose that your write-up in ATTACHMENT II is the abstract of our
proposed paper for Lex's 14th Annual Conference of the Asian Association
of Open Universities in Manila in October (ATTACHMENT III).

Dear Emilio:

In my previous msg, I noted Ihor's possible workshop in Ukraine
in September. And, because of this conference in Manila in
October, I wonder if your workshop in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia can be
held in early September or in August.

(4) The title of our paper can be "Global University System for Tele-Education and Tele-Health."

I would suggest that you replace the first para of your abstract with
some para from the write-up on our Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF)
project which Peter Knight prepared and which I distributed to you last night.

(5) After preparing the abstract for Lex's conference, pls expand it to
include some more about our Tampere event from the final report I
distributed last night.

This will become a contribution to John McLeod's SIMULATION journal
which he requested of us before.

(6) Ihor wanted to submit a paper at Sally's conference in South Africa in
April, which proposal was accepted (ATTACHMENT IV).

Dear Sally:

Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT IV). I am sorry to say that
I could not open your three PDF files. Pls send them to me,
Mykola, and Parker. Thanks.

I would greatly appreciate it if you can join in this paper writing,
utilizing the paper for SIMULATION -- Ihor plans to attend the
conference to present it.

Since Ihor is now making an extensive trip to the US (going around from
Maryland today, D.C., Philadelphia, New York and then to San Diego, San
Francisco, etc. till 2/11th or so), I am asking Mykola to send you and
Paul (cc to me) a one (or two) page write-up about Ukrainian activities
which you can include in our paper for Sally's conference.

Dear Mykola:

Your write-up of your activities can also be used by Paul for
his/Ihor's grant application to IREX, whose deadline is March 1st.

In this paper, pls include excerpts from the "PRINCIPLES AND
elaborated upon in our co-authored paper contributed to the "Contemporary
Issues in American Distance Education"; a book published by Pergamon
Press, Edited by Michael G. Moore, The American Journal of Distance
Education, Pennsylvania State University, in 1990.

This is now available at

Pls excerpt particularly from the Section 3. Statement of aims
and principles."

(7) This may become the full paper for Lex's conference, too.


Yes, pls solicit interest from any appropriate journals.

Many thanks for your cooperation and help.

Best, Tak

Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 08:37:26 -0600 (CST)
From: G Parker Rossman <grossman@mail.coin.missouri.edu>
To: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@friends-partners.org>
Subject: Re: Final report of Tampere event in ASCII format

Tak, you have not replied to my question about a way I would be willing to
be of help. Would you like for me to query many journals -- such as
EDUCOM REVIEW and ONTHEINTERNET to ask if they would be interested in an
article about the Tampere event? It would be good public relations for
you with the editors even if they say no...and some will say yes.

Parker Rossman grossman@mail.coin.missouri.edu
Columbia MO 65201 UNIVERSITY (Praeger, 1993)
home page: http://www.trib.net/~prossman

Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 09:25:18 -0600 (CST)
From: G Parker Rossman <grossman@mail.coin.missouri.edu>
To: Tak utsumi <utsumi@columbia.edu>
cc: G Parker Rossman <grossman@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

Parker Rossman grossman@mail.coin.missouri.edu
Columbia MO 65201 UNIVERSITY (Praeger, 1993)
home page: http://www.trib.net/~prossman
To: Tak
From: Parker Rossman

You suggested that I prepare a 300 word proposal for a presentation in Manila
which you and I might make or send to the Asian Open universities conference.
I earlier suggested that we send a draft back and forth a few times. What
would you think about something like the following:;
+ + +

If everyone in the world had a decent income then everyone could afford
essential food, housing, health care and other basic needs;. The whole
economy, national and global, prospers when individual incomes are high enough
for all people to buy what they need, as Rice research, for example,
demonstrated. Many at the World Bank, United Nations development, USAid, and
other such agencies are proposing a new experiment in providing adequate
income for all. Small loans for entrepeurers help when receipients have
adequate education. Telecommunications, the Internet and related technologies
could now provide basic skills education, and in time advanced education, to a
billion disadvantaged people. But how can the obstacles to doing so be
overcome? What can be gained through a global system whereby all of the open
universities and other distance education programs cooperate, and share ideas
and resources so that a billion disadvantaged people--who can never have the
chance to spend years on a resident campus--can be educated?
This presentation will report on a conference at the University of
Tampere, Finland, in August 1999. A multi-national, interdisciplinary panel of
experts proposed solutions to those questions and initiated a process to
develop a global system for tele-medicine and distance learning.
Plans for securing essential funds were initiated. The project builds upon
successful linking of tele-medicine and distance education. Medical crises in
the developing world spread to Europe and America, so medical programs are
most likely to receive funds and other support; for example, the need to
rebuild medical infrastructure in places like Central America following a
devastating hurricane. Effective and affordable technologies were
demonstrated, for example, for a global university wireless broadband system.
A provisional global administrative and planning structure was created, with
follow-up planning meetings and responsibility set up in each major area of
the world. The plan puts initiative in the hands of those who have
demonstrated the most successful experimentation and results.

Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 19:25:45 -0500 (EST)
From: Felix Librero <lex@laguna.net>
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Inquiry about mini workshop in Manila

Dear Tak,

Thanks for the msg. Regarding a 3-4 day workshop in Manila next spring, I
think that this might be possible. I haven't spoken with our colleagues at
U.P. Manila, but I'm almost certain they would welcome this. Our group,
the Faculty of Health Sciences (of UPOU) now based at U.P. Manila, shall
have no problems with this, too, since they are all interested.

One thing that I have to consider, however, is that during the first week
of March UPOU shall be hosting the 5th Meeting of the Regional Working
GRoup on Satellite Communication Application under the auspices of
UN-ESCAP. Then, in October, the UPOU shall be hosting the 14th Annual
Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities in Manila.

We can plan this out. I'll take this up with our group soon as I can.
Meanwhile, let me know of the details whenever they are available.

Now, back to the AAOU Conference. I'm the Chair of the Paper Presentations
Committee of the Conference and we have opened our invitations for paper
presenters. May I invite you and others interested to present papers in
the conference?

The theme of the Conference is: Open Learning and Distance Education:
Ideology, Pedagogy and Technology. The Conference shall be from 25-27
October 2000. For more information, please visit the Conference website:

Our deadline for submission of a 300-word abstract is 29 February 2000. We
shall act immediately on this proposal and will ask presenters to submit
their full-length papers by 30 June 2000 so that we could immediately
compile them on CD for distribution during conference registration.

Any takers? Please get in touch with me.

From: S Edmundson <s.edmundson@uclan.ac.uk>
To: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>
Subject: Towards the Global University - April 2000
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 09:22:00 -0000

Hi Tak

I thought I should let you know that yours and Ihor's paper was accepted for
the conference outlined above. As Ihor's name is down as lead authorwe do
not usually contact co-authors, however, as I know the post to the US can
get delayed I am attaching a .pdf file for your information. Please let me
know if you would like me to send you a copy of the full brochure and
booking forms. The website is also update on a near daily basis.



Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Kind regards

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Dr. Parker Rossman
3 Lemmon Drive
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FAX: 314-876-5812 (emergency)

Felix (Lex) Librero, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Research & Development
University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU)
College, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines 4031
Tel/Fax: +63-49+536-6014
Trunklines: +63-49+536-6001 to 6 local 500/501

Emilio Vento
UNIDO-ICS Liaison Officer
Vienna International Centre
P.O. Box 300
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: (+43-1)-26026-3726
Fax: (+43-1)-26026-6811
E-mail: evento@unido.org

Dr. Ihor Bogdan Katerniak
Lviv Institute of Management-LIM
Technology Promotion Center
57 V.Chornovil Ave.
Lviv 79601
Tel: +380-322-52 2681
Fax: +380 322-52 2682
Fax: +380-322-52 4463

Mykola B. Tomyn, Dr.
Information Manager
Technology Promotion Center
Lviv Institute of Management
57, 700-ritcha Lvova Str., Room 706
Lviv, 290601
Tel: +380-322-52 26 81
Fax: +380-322-52 44 63

Dr. Paul Lefrere
Senior Lecturer
Institute of Educational Technology
Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
Tel: +44-1-908 65 33 88
Fax: +44-1-908 67 28 02

Mr. John McLeod (Fax: 619-277-3930)
Society for Computer Simulation International (SCSI)
8484 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Sally Edmundson
Conference and Events Management Office
University of Central Lancashire
Tel: +44 (0) 1772 892250
Fax: +44 (0) 1772 892938
Email: s.edmundson@uclan.ac.uk
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