<<January 22, 2001>>
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Dr. Paul Lefrere <p.lefrere@open.ac.uk>

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor <tapio.varis@uta.fi>

Dr. Marco Antonio R. Dias <mardias@club-internet.fr>

Dr. Michael G. Moore <mgmoore@psu.edu>

Mathy Vanbuel <mathy.vanbuel@atit.be>

John M. Eger <jeger@mail.sdsu.edu>

John B. Rose <j.rose@unesco.org>

Dr Jacek Gajewski <gajewski@ceenet.org>

Dr. Gadi Alexander <gada@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>

Joergen Grubbe <grubbe@inet.uni2.dk>

D.K. Sachdev <dksachdev@spacetelconsult.com>

JF Soupizet <Jean-Francois.Soupizet@cec.eu.int>

Luis RODRaGUEZ-ROSELLO <luis.rodriguez-rosello@cec.eu.int>

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton <ecjpelton@aol.com>

Sally Reynolds <sally.reynolds@atit.be>

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP <daj@utk.edu>

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

Dear Paul:

(1) Many thanks for your inviting Tapio and me (*) to attend the
Information Day Conference of European Commission (EC) in Luxembourg
from 1/8th to 1/10th (ATTACHMENT I).

(*) See also "Fund-raising trip to European Commission in
Luxembourg - December 13, 2000" at

(2) I found that the mtg (ATTACHMENT X) was very similar to the one held by
the US Department of Commerce, but more emphasis on e-learning which
made it very interesting -- I learned a lot from the presentations there.

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

I strongly suggest that you visit the web site of this conference
which is listed in ATTACHMENT X. It has compiled many excellent
materials presented at the conference.

Dear Tapio and Marco:

Many thanks for your agreeing to write-up a vision of e-learning
for the Handbook of Distance Education which Mike Moore will publish.

Pls find the following in ATTACHMENT X which may be of interest
to you on this regard;

"Demographic and Social Trends Issue Paper:
The Future of Education in Europe until 2010"
by Dr. David Mercer, The Futures Observatory, Open Business
School, UK, No Series: 06, EUR 18968 EN, June 1999.

(3) Referring to your msg (ATTACHMENT II) and Tapio's msg (ATTACHMENT III),
I agree with you that Tapio's Nokia device is very impressive -- for
instance, during our mtg there, he emailed an outline of our project to
his colleagues in Finland, and received their enthusiastic response
ONLY 15 minutes later!! (This device as also a cellular phone helped
me to contact an airline for locating my lost luggage.)

When I met Mathy at European Commission in Brussels on 1/11th (who was
also at the conference in Luxembourg), he told me that Nokia will
announce color screen of the device next month!!

BTW, our English as Second Language (ESL) e-learning program with
McGill University in Montreal, Canada, is to use a laptop (or
better yet, SONY's PictureBook at 2.2 pounds with a built-in
camera) and a mobile phone which can access Internet at 128 Kbps,
since the PictureBook can provide a larger screen -- see "English
as a Second Language e-Learning course proposal - December 16,
2000" at http://www.friends-partners.org/~utsumi/gu-l/mid-2000/index.html

I hope that this delivery system will meet with UNESCO's motto of
Education for All" at anywhere, anytime, and any place in the near future.

(4) During the mtg, we decided to work on the program of ATTACHMENT IV,
since it is in line with the community development approach of our
Global University System (GUS) project.

Your draft proposal (ATTACHMENT V) is very excellent along our lines.

BTW, you may also list the names of universities in Estonia mentioned
in Tapio's msg (ATTACHMENT VI).

Pls visit John Eger's web site for an excellent precedent on
community development.

You may also ask John Rose for his excellent paper on the subject
which he distributed at the International Consultation Conference
on Tele-health and Tele-medicine at WHO in Geneva in January of
2000, which I attended by WHO's invitation.

Dear Dr Jacek Gajewski and Dr. Gadi Alexander:

It was my great pleasure to have attended EC conference in
Luxembourg with you (ATTACHMENT XI and XII).

Should you wish to join in this endeavor (though it may not be in
this immediate grant application to EC), pls send brief
descriptions of yourself and your organization to Tapio and Paul
with cc to me. Yours may be included in our grant application
with deadline on October 15th. Thanks.

I would strongly suggest that you attend Paul's
conference/workshop from April 9 to 11 in Sheffield, England
(ATTACHMENT V and IX). Should you need travel grant, you may
approach the British Council with Paul's recommendation
letters. Face-to-face mtg is very important to build trust for
further project development.

Dear Joergen Grubbe:

It was my great pleasure to have met with you at the ICDE/ABED
conference in Sao Paulo last August.

Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT XIII).

Pls contact Mathy for your project. He has done a project with
the fund from European Space Agency for children of moving
professionals (like circus, etc.) with the use of low cost
satellite Internet (two-way) in various locations in Europe and

I would suggest that you attend Paul's conference/workshop in
April, especially if Mathy will also attend it.

You may also contact Sachdev if the WorldSpace satellite can
cover your area -- they can provide you with 5% of its capacity
free of charge for humanitarian purpose, though it is broadband
one-way broadcasting digital satellite with a receiving unit at
$200/unit (which includes a Yagi antenna and a card for your PC).

(5) After the European Commission's conference in Luxembourg, I visited Mr.
Soupizet at European Commission in Brussels who happened to know Mr.
Luis RODRaGUEZ-ROSELLO, the organizer of the Luxembourg conference, and
was meeting with him the next day.

Mr. Soupizet will introduce us appropriate persons for the Global
Summit of our Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF) which will be held in
Washington, DC in this coming fall -- which will be organized by Joe
Pelton's Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Telecommunication and
Information (CITI) with a fund from the InfoDev of the World Bank.

Mr. Soupizet also promised me to email a list of funding sources
appropriate for our project in Europe and elsewhere.

Dear Mr. Soupizet:

It was my great pleasure to have met with you. I thank you very
much for your time.

(6) After my mtg with Mr. Soupizet, I had a very fruitful mtg with Mathy
and Sally Reynolds -- both attended the conference in Luxembourg so
that they knew you.

Mathy told me that he was once a peer group member to evaluate the
applications of the European Commission program. Mathy and Sally did
the European Commission project before. Mathy said that the
competition of the EC grant application is very keen, like a lottery,
as Luis RODRaGUEZ-ROSELLO said the ratio is almost one out of 8 to 10 applicants.

David Johnson once told me from his similar experiences of a US
government program that the peer group members are under the
constraint of time to evaluate applications so that they firstly
try to eliminate any applications which are not in line of the
program rules or goals. Therefore, pls follow the EC's program
guideline very closely.

At the mtg with Mathy, he kindly gave me his excellent book "Toward a
learning organization: Reviewing technologies for company training"
Leuven University Press, Blijde-Inkomststraat 5, B-3000 Leuven
(Belgium), ISBN 90-5867-072-4, D/2000/1869/66, 2000. This has
following chapters;

Chapter 2: CDs, DVDs and HYBRIDS


Dear Paul, Tapio and Electronic Colleagues:

I strongly suggest that you should read this book -- it is very
readable and comprehensive -- yet total only 131 pages!!

Dear Mathy:

Thanks a million for the book.

(7) Pls see ATTACHMENT VII and VIII which Sally kindly sent to me -- the
latter is a valuable info for your (and our) GUS project -- not only
for our operations in Europe and elsewhere. (Pls also see ATTACHMENT XIV.)

Dear Sally:

Many thanks for your info. It was certainly my great pleasure to
have met with you again in Luxembourg and in Brussels.

Dear Paul and Tapio:

(8) I suggested Mathy and Sally to join in your project, since they have
plentiful experiences and are nearby your locations. Should you agree,
pls include his organization as ADVISOR in your draft proposal (ATTACHMENT V).

Dear Mathy and Sally:

(9) The deadline for this EC program round is April 15.

As you see in ATTACHMENT V and IX, Paul is now organizing a conference
and workshop in conjunction with the Sheffield Hallam University from
April 9 to 11. Tapio and I will attend it to discuss the details of
our project for the deadline April 15 and about our next EC grant
application which deadline is October 15.

I would strongly suggest that you attend this conference, if possible.

Best, Tak

From: tvaris@helsinki.fi
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 21:32 +0200
Subject: EU next call & Ukraina
To: Paul Lefrere <P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk>
Cc: utsumi@columbia.edu


Thanks for inviting us to Luxembourg. We learned after you
left from Luis R. that the next similar meeting for call with
the deadline Oct. 15 will be held in the middle of June. He
also said that Ukraina could be included. What is your opinion?

Tapio and Tak in a Japanese resturant (sorry you missed it)

Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 12:13:50 +0000
Subject: Re: EU next call & Ukraina
To: tvaris@helsinki.fi
Cc: p.lefrere@open.ac.uk, utsumi@columbia.edu
From: Paul Lefrere <P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk>

tvaris@helsinki.fi writes:
>We learned after you left from Luis R. that...
> Ukraina ncould be included. What is your opinion?

- we should include Ukraine in a proposal to the Oct 15 call

>Tapio and Tak in a Jpanese resturant (sorry you missed it)

- I'm sorry too. Next time!

Best wishes


PS I'm very impressed by your Nokia device and how you keep in touch
using it. What a contrast with my way of working (when I got home there
were many emails, some of which were urgent; I could have dealt with them
easily in Luxembourg using a device like yours).

From: tvaris@helsinki.fi
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 16:22 +0200
Subject: Re: EU next call & Ukraina
To: utsumi@columbia.edu


I rceived this response from Paul while waiting for my plane at
Luxembourg airport. Regards,



Excerpt from


Information Society Technologies

A programme of
Research, Technology Development & Demonstration
under the 5th Framework Programme

2001 Workprogramme


Draft Version 4.3

IST2001 - V.I. 11 CPA 11: Regional and sectoral pilot actions and
demonstrations for the digital economy

Objectives: To support the development of pilot actions and demonstrations for
regional or business-sector specific approaches to the digital economy,
providing clear added value and benefit at a European level. Emphasis will be
put on mid to large scale projects enjoying a high support from the key
regional players and therefore capable of leveraging additional private or
public funds (regional, national or European, including structural funds) for
a later full deployment.


Focus is on enabling information society technologies that support access,
connectivity, content, and the reengineering of processes and practices as
catalysts for much broader dissemination and adoption of novel solutions and
practices. Priorities are:

* Development of pilots and large scale demonstrations to support the
access of SMEs to the digital economy and the interaction with their
natural business environment (trade associations, public
administrations/agencies, training and research centres, cultural
organisations, consumer organisations, large companies, content
providers, etc.) and to demonstrate innovative examples of public
services in the digital age, notably in the fields of cross-border
interactions, e-Democracy, health, culture, road transport and
environment, in the various regions including mountain and rural areas.
This includes the establishment of e-communities to network and exploit
regional assets.

* Support measures for co-operation among regions, diffusion of best
practices and benchmarking in their initiatives towards the digital
economy. This includes the cooperation of private and public
organisations from different regions on the development and
implementation of information society strategies and initiatives.

Typs of actions addressed: Research and Development, Demonstration and
Combined projects; Best practice; Other non Take-up Accompanying Measures
Links to WP2000: New Action Line

Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 01:17:57 +0000
Subject: Re: EU next call
To: tvaris@helsinki.fi
Cc: p.lefrere@open.ac.uk, utsumi@columbia.edu
From: Paul Lefrere <P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk>

Dear Tapio and Tak

Here is a slightly edited version of the draft proposal, which includes
some statements about the underlying technologies (this will be submitted
in the IST programme so must say something about IT).

Best wishes


PS My colleague in Sheffield has now arranged the larger part of the
eUniversity2001 conference (on "MLE", managed learning environments). This
will be on April 9-10. 150 people will be attending.

He asks whether we are now happy to go ahead with our invitational event
on April 11, and also what overlap we are thinking of, regarding
participation by our group in the larger event, and participation by some
of the larger group in our event.


Outline proposal for April 15 call of IST2001, action line V.1.11
(Cross-Programme Action CPA11:
Regional and sectoral pilot actions and demonstrations for the digital economy)


FULLTITLE: EXploiting Collaborative Information Technologies for Economic


The EXCITED proposal is for a large-scale cross-programme demonstration of
regional collaboration and economic development, using information society
technologies, IST. The assumed underlying IST environment embraces
broadband and mobile technologies (in favoured regions) and earlier
technologies (in less-favoured regions), and makes routine use of open
standards and de facto standards (e.g., IMS). This, combined with the
results of other action lines (e.g., on knowledge management), and other
Commission programmes (e.g., CSG, Competitive and Sustainable Growth)
offers the prospect of being able to innovate and develop faster, more
effectively and in ways that are valued by communities.

The partners, who include national leaders, have been chosen to ensure
that the project has a particularly high impact at European level, and
acts as a catalyst for much broader dissemination and adoption of novel
solutions and practices, in many regions.

The EXCITED partners include enterprises, agencies and cities at the
forefront of the information society. In this project, they will act as
motors for economic and social development by partners in less-developed
regions, including regions supported by the Social Funds.

The lead regions are investing hundreds of millions of euros in work
related to this proposal. For example, they are funding complementary
projects on the use of IST to support access, connectivity, content, and
the reengineering of processes and practices as (particularly those that
use open standards). Through that work, which will be built upon in the
EXCITED project, they are developing know-how in how to introduce and
disseminate information society issues throughout their communities, in
the everyday lives of citizens and in the activities of the enterprises,
particularly the SMEs, in their regions. That work combines social and
psychological insights into effective ways to manage change, with
technological know-how and expertise from regional universities and businesses.

Through this cross-programme project, the following additional outcomes
will be achieved. Private and public organisations in EXCITED regions will
offer an impressive show-case for effective ways of networking and
exploiting regional assets and developing new value-networks for economic
development. They will also extend and diffuse European best practice in
relation to the digital economy, by drawing upon best practice in current
projects funded by the European Commission and by individual member
states. Those insights will be codified for EXCITED beneficiaries, and
refined and validated through impact studies with beneficiaries. Those
validation studies may be extended, in separate projects, to prospective
members of the European Union, and non-European regions that depend
economically on Europe. The latter outcome will be achieved in part
through collaboration with not-for-profit global networks, such as the
Global University System.


University of Tampere
City of Tampere
City of Hameenlinna
Alma-media Oyj
Finnish Broadcasting Company

Paris Chamber of Commerce

Concordia International University Estonia

Barcelona Generalitat
University Oberta Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona
Autonomous University of Barcelona

Open University
West Midlands Economic Development Unit (City of Birmingham; Sandwell &
Dudley Councils)

Global University System
ProACTE or G2

Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 08:12:05 +0200
To: Mart Susi <Susim@ciue.edu.ee>
From: Tapio Varis <tapio.varis@uta.fi>
Subject: EU project
Cc: P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk, utsumi@columbia.edu

Paul Lefrere
Open University, UK
& Mart Susi, Estonia

Dear Paul, Tak and Mart,

I have alreadyt approached almost all of the potential Finnish partners.
Also I was in contact with Rector Mart Susi in Estonia who says they are
enthusiastic to participate (see below). I am copying this answer to you
and him - Paul and myself will prepare official papers within weeks and I
will approach you again. Best wishes,

Tapio Varis

At 11:48 16.1.2001 +0200, you wrote:

>Dear Professor Varis,
>Thank you for the information about the EXCITED proposal. Concordia is
>enthusiastic about participation. Please let us know how to proceed.
>It is good to hear that you will be part of the evaluation team. This
>probably means that you will be visiting all institutions - Tartu
>University, Pedagogical University and Concordia University. We are taking
>great care in preparing the report.
>Mart Susi

Excerpt from 2/7/96 msg received from Sally Reynolds

I have been reading with interest some information about the activities of
CAADE and the GTU initiative and would be grateful if you would put me on
your distribution list for future mailings. I have been working in the area
of telematics supported learning in Europe for the last couple of years,
primarily in projects supported by the European Commission although my
background is in educational broadcasing in Ireland. I have been working
for the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities up to very
recently. I am now actively working with the German company ICEF which
organises educational conferences and events in different parts of the
world. Last year they launched the ONLINE EDUCA series of conferences and
associated exhibitions which deal specifically with the use of technology
in distance learning. ONLINE EDUCA in Berlin in November attracted over 600
participants from over 50 primarily European countries. Our conference
schedule this year includes an ONLINE EDUCA in Seoul 6/7 May, Singapore 2/4
September, Moscow 26/27 September, Berlin 13/15 November and Buenos Aires
provisionally in May 1997. We are anxious to include as many experiences as
possible in order to stimulate debate and interest in telematically
supported distance learning no matter what the environment, from people who
wish to use various systems for on-the-job training, for academic learning
at various levels from under-graduate to PhD level, for school and
vocaional training and to support home learning and access to lifelong
learning initiatives. I wonder if there is any way in which we might
co-operate, perhaps by organising a GLH to coincide with these events, by
having speakers in key developments and areas join us via videoconference,
to look at joint workshops, etc. In order to involve people from as many
backgrounds as possible we have to keep the participation cost low, the
cost for example per delegate in Berlin will be 800dem approx which doesn't
leave us with a lot of money to spend on speakers etc so I would love to
explore some imaginative uses of the technology itself in order to really
demonstrate the technology in action. For example in Berlin for ONLINE
EDUCA '95, we broadcast two of the days main hall proceedings on Eutelsat
(trilingual on day one) and had interaction with over 30 remote sites
during quesion time etc via either ISDN based videoconferencing (128 and
384 kbits), email or plain old telephone and it was a really valuable
demonstration of the technology being really useful. Anyway I thought it
might perhaps be of interest to you at some stage...I look forward to
hearing from you

Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 16:40:05 +0100
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
From: Sally Reynolds <sally.reynolds@atit.be>
Subject: contacts among development organisations
Cc: mathy.vanbuel@atit.be

it was very nice to meet you again in Brussels the other day and I
hope the rest of your trip to Europe went well. When we met I
mentioned that there are a number of European organsations involved
in development who are also actively exploring the potential of
Information and Communication Technologies to further their
objectives who may be interesting for you to have contact with in the
light of your work with the Global University System. As you know
there are a great number based in Europe or with a significant
presence here, however I have made a small selection of 4
organisations or agencies I have been in contact with in the past
year or so who are actively working in this field and where I have
specific contact names...

Dr. Barbara Blanckmeister
Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft e.V.
Foundation for International Training and Development
Division of Development Cooperation
Progamme Manager
Section for Infrastructure and Communication
Weyerstr. 79-83
50676 Koeln
email: blanckmeisterb@cdg.de
tel: +49 221 2098-337
fax: +49 221 2098- 113
see in particular their Global Campus 21 Initiative

Walter Seidel,
The German Foundation for International Development (DSE)
Tulpenfeld 5
D-53113 Bonn
Tel.: +49-228-2434-5
Fax: +49-228-2434-766

European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes
(a European umbrella organisation)
Mr. Thomas LAWO
Kaiser-Friedrich-Strasse 11
53113 Bonn
Tel.: (49) 228 - 26 18 101
Fax: (49) 228 - 2618 103
E-mail: lawo@eadi.org

Henrik Faudel
European Training Foundation
(Focussed on Central Europe)
Villa Gualino,
Viale Settimio Severo,
65, I-10133 Torino
Tel: (39)011 630 22 22
Fax: (39)011 630 22 00
email: Henrik_Faudel@etf.eu.int
WWW: http://www.etf.eu.int

I hope these are useful
kind regards

Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 23:00:52 +0000
Subject: Participation by Ukraine in UK workshop
To: Michael.Bird@britishcouncil.org.ua
Cc: p.lefrere@open.ac.uk, ikaternyak@hotmail.com, utsumi@friends-partners.org,
From: Paul Lefrere <P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk>

Dear Mr Bird

As you may know, we are holding a 3-day international workshop, eU2001, in
Sheffield, UK from April 9-11. This will be in conjunction with Sheffield
Hallam University and various UK agencies (eg, the SRHE, FEFC). The
workshop will cover change management, e-learning, the e-university and
MLEs (managed learning environments). The first two days will be public,
for up to 150 attendees. April 11 will be an invitational day for 30-40
senior figures from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, to discuss the
Global University System and complementary developments (eg the Unesco
Latin American Virtual University).

I am writing to confirm that and I and my colleagues have invited Ihor
Katernyak, with a view to discussing possible collaborative projects, of
value to the UK. He sent you an e-mail in December (below) to ask for your
financial support. If you are able to help him, that would be much
appreciated. If you have further funds available to promote links with
Ukraine, we would be prepared to host up to two additional delegates from
Lviv or elsewhere in Ukraine, chosen by you.

Yours sincerely

Dr Paul Lefrere
Senior Lecturer, Open University
Director, Networking and Partnerships, Joint Information Systems Committee
(JISC) Centre for Educational Technology Interoperability Systems


> > Michael Bird,
> > Director,
> > The British Council in Ukraine
> > 4/12 Hryhoriya Skovorody St.
> > Kyiv 04070
> > Telephone: (+380 44) 490 5600
> > Fax: (+380 44) 490 5605
> > E-mail: Michael.Bird@britishcouncil.org.ua
> >
> > Dear Mr.Bird:
> >
> > Open University/UK, the Global University System (GUS) and Ukrainian
> > Distance Learning System (UDL ) (see http://www.udl.org.ua/en/) is
> > planning to hold a Global eU2001 workshop on April 7 to 9, 2001 in London,
> > England.
> > In close co-operation with Open University, UK the Memorandum of
> > Understanding was developed (see more in
> > http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Global_University/Global%20Univer
> > %20System/Memo_of_Understanding/Cover_Sheet.html), and Ukraine was
> > chosen as the first targeted country for the operation of the European
> > Regional Group of the Global University System (GUS) to establish a global
> > distance learning system with global broadband Internet.
> > The main purpose of this workshop;
> > (a) to promote of UK degree programs/courses for distance learning
> > into Ukrainian market, to configure the extension of distance
> > learning courses available from the Open University/U.K. to Ukraine
> > through the currently available Internet,
> > (b) to plan a grant application for a workshop in Ukraine and for
> > feasibility study/market survey of implementing a broadband
> > Internet to Ukraine which will be submitted to the InfoDev of
> > the World Bank and other funding sources in Europe.
> >
> > The goal of the Ukrainian delegation at this workshop is to establish new
> > institutional partnerships in order to expand the market of educational
> > services, to create market for distance education in Ukraine, professional
> > development of local tutors for teaching in Ukraine and course content
> > adaptation, quality and international quality standards, managing for
> > quality in DL, to receive professional recognition or accreditation
> > (assessment of a college's administrative and tutorial methods,
> > educational materials, and publicity), and cross-cultural approach and
> > joint research work.
> >
> > Today one of the most actual issues for us is fund-raising for covering
> > the Ukrainian delegation's travel expenses. We hope that our proposal for
> > participation at workshop could matches with your objectives and your
> > plans for the next fiscal year.
> >
> > I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
> > Faithfully yours,
> > Ihor Katernyak,
> > UDL System Manager,
> > Technology Promotion Center,
> > Lviv Institute of Management
> > 57 V.Chornovil Ave.
> > Lviv 79601, UKRAINE
> > Tel: +380-322-52 2681
> > Fax: +380-322-52 4463
> > ik@uar.net
> > http://www.udl.org.ua/en/

From: Michel.Brochard@cec.eu.int
To: binary@spidernet.com.cy, ra@sas.be, albano@diima.unisa.it, angela@01p.gr,

<<January 22, 2001>> Removed here by T. Utsumi,

Subject: E&T InfoDay (10/01/2001) : Presentations
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 11:35:57 +0100

Dear Participants,

The purpose of this message is to inform you that the presentations
delivered during the E&T InfoDay are available from the Proacte site, at the
relevant section (*). I take also the opportunity to thank all of you for
your interest expressed during this Information Day.

Best regards

M. Brochard

Currently directly available from the Homepage (http://www.proacte.com) at
the Hot Topics area: Education & Training InfoDay Presentations.
Or via the E&T InfoDay page, and the presentation link in the left frame.

Michel Brochard
European Commission
DG Information Society D/3 Education and Training,
Phone: +352 4301 33912
Fax: +352 4301 33190
Email: michel.brochard@cec.eu.int
Office: EUROFORUM (1152)
10, rue R.Stumper
Web: http://www.cordis.lu/ist

Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 21:04:31 +0100 (MET)
From: Jacek Gajewski <gajewski@ceenet.org>
To: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@friends-partners.org>
Subject: Re: Respectfully requesting your participation in a seminar in Cebu,
the Philippines

Dear Utsumi,
my name is Jacek gajewski, I work with Distance education in CEE/FSU
region. I would appreciate the information how I can be helpful in your undertakings.

Best Regards,

dr Jacek Gajewski

From: "Gad Alexander" <gada@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>
To: "Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D." <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: Re: introducing myself
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 14:55:39 +0200

Dear Dr. Utsumi
Thanks for the quick response.
Do I need to do anything to be on the list of friends partners?
Do you think we could cooperate in any of the EEC frameworks?
My experience with computers in schools is pretty long and I was also
involved in conceptualising a TV series on Creative Thinking which we
produced in Isral with the Educational TV station. My course in
Creativity and Computers and CMC and Education use the web for an Hybrid
course which has a forum and many online activities but meets also face
to face . It is my intention to come to tampere to the edmdia conference
and I am part of the sig on technology and learning in EARLY. Last week
I have been in Luxembourgh too but am learning the culture of the EEC.
That may be enough to see if any of my interests merges wit what you are doing.
Thanks Gadi

From: "grubbe" <grubbe@inet.uni2.dk>
To: <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: Distance learning in low populated regions
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 17:49:51 +0100

Dear Tak Utsumi.
I am with pleasure reading your conversation concerning all the different
subjects you are working with. Some of the informations are - of course - not
relevant for me, but others are. So I am pleased to be one of your "friends-partners".
Your network is incredible and it seems that you are having contact to
everybody of importance and I am mailing you because you might have some good links for me.

I am the president of the Danish Association of Flexible Learning (FLUID in
danish) and on of our members have asked me if I have knowledge to
distancelearning projects for primary, secondary schools and vocational
training and alike in regions with very few inhabitants. The question was in
the first hand directed to the Arctic-regions which are having a very small
population, and I am of course interested in hearing if you can help me to get
some contacts who are having experiences in those areas.
But on the second hand I think that experiences from other regions with very
smal populations are relevant as well. Areas where the children are living in
very small cities, and where there might be only one or no teacher at all!! in
their city, and where their parents not even are able to read - i.e. in
regions where the only solution obviously is distance education.

Do you have knowledge about such kind of projects - and I am talking on all
level below the university-level. And I think that this low level is
especially interesting - and complicated. The pupils in the target group for
instance in the primary school, is not by nature having the self-motivation to
participate in the learning process, responsibility for own learning and all
those words we are saying are important which we are repeating over and over
again. Can you help me to find some persons or projects which are having
experiences in that area.
I hope to hear from you.
Yours sincerely
Joergen Grubbe
President of FLUID

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Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 10:14:13 +0100

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Acting President, Global University System
Chairman, GLOSAS/Finland
Professor and Chair
Media Culture and Communication Education
Hypermedia laboratory
University of Tampere
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Dr. Michael G. Moore
Editor, The American Journal of Distance Education Associate
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Assoc. Professor
College of Education
The Pennsylvania State University
110 Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802-3202
(814) 863-3764
Fax: (814) 865-5878
(personal): mgmoore@attglobal.net

Mathy Vanbuel
ATiT Audiovisual Technologies, Informatics and Telecommunications
E. Lintsstraat 202
B-3000 Leuven
Fax: +32-(0)-16-223-743
Mobil: +32-(0)-75-449-064

John M. Eger
Executive Director
International Center for Communications
College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-4522
Fax: 619-594-4488

John B. Rose
Information Society Division
Information and Informatics Division
Division de l'Information et de l'Informatique
Communication Division
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Fax: (33-1) 45 68 55 83

Dr Jacek Gajewski
Secretary General
Central and Eastern European Networking (CEENet) Association
ul. Pasteura 7
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fax. +48 22 - 8239956

Dr. Gadi Alexander
Professor at the depart. of education
Center for Educational Growth
Ben Gurion University
Specializing in CMC and education=20
creative thinking and curriculum planning and media

Joergen Grubbe
President of FLUID
Danish Association of Flexible Learning

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SpaceTel Consultancy
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Adviser for Digital divide
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Dr. Joseph N. Pelton
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
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George Washington University
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University of Tennessee
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Lviv Institute of Management-LIM
Ukrainian Distance Learning System
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Lviv 79601
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* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA *
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* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education *
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