<<January 4, 2001>>
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Dr. Michael G. Moore <mgmoore@psu.edu>

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

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

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

Prof. Dr. Fredric Michael Litto <frmlitto@usp.br>

Dear Mike:

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

Dear David, Tapio and Marco:

(2) Mike Moore is now working to publish an authoritative and prestigious
"Handbook of Distance Education."

Dear David:

(3) Can you contribute a write-up which describes how the principle of
Fulbright exchange program can be enhanced and/or applied to e-learning?

Dear Tapio and Marco:

(4) Can you come up a write-up on the vision of global e-learning?

This can be the extension of the things Marco did for the UNESCO World
Conference on Higher Education on 9 October 1998, Paris, France but
this time, especially for GLOBAL E-LEARNING.

BTW, I will contribute a paper on GUS -- which is the same as the
one I presented at The 14th Annual Conference of The Asian
Association of Open Universities (AAOU) at The University of
Philippines/Open University, Manila, Philippines 25-27 October 2000
-- see http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Manila%20Workshop/GUS_Paper/Manila_conf_10-00/GUS_Paper_Manila_conf.html

Peter Knight and Joe Pelton will contribute a paper on GSTF.

If possible, you may extract or condense the references in the "Reference
Materials for Constructing Guidelines for Global E-Learning" at


Dear Tapio:

(5) You may recruit Mike for your Finnish Virtual University project.

Dear Fred Litto:

(6) Can you join in this team with Tapio and Marco? -- to include the Code of
Ethics of E-learning which you made for the ABED during your conference
in Sao Paulo last August?


Dear Mike:

(7) I have another suggestion.

Pls retrieve "Final report of Web-based Education Commission - December
30, 2000" at http://www.friends-partners.org/~utsumi/gu-l/mid-2000/12-30-a.html

This report commends that the e-learning should be the center piece of
the US federal education policy, but, alas, it does not mention many web
learning platforms.

Your handbook may collect papers which describe experiences of using
those various platforms by educationalists who may be suggested by the
authors/vendors of the platforms. Some of those platforms are listed in
the draft of our "Guideline of E-learning" at


Pls let me know if you would agree with this suggestion. I may mobilize
our colleagues to complete the list and get the appropriate authors for each platform.

(8) I would also suggest that you made a CD version of your handbook so that
many html files can be included with photos, diagrams, animation, music,
audio and video, etc. Some of them could be electronic book version, too
-- see some of examples in "DVD-ROM and Electronic Books for ESL plan - December 21, 2000" at


Best, Tak

Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 13:49:56 -0500
To: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@columbia.edu>
From: "Michael G. Moore" <mgmoore@psu.edu>
Subject: Re: Handbook of Distance Education

Dear Tak,
Its a wonderful idea to have short pieces from people like Johnson and
Varis and I am sure we could format the chapter in a way that would either
include their contributions within the body of the text, or possibly make
them separate pieces, perhaps in boxes.
About a year ago I gave a presentation to Fulbright and urged an electronic
networking of their organization for the future; unfortunately I was not as
well in touch with the GUS thinking then as I am now .... Your thinking is
as far-sighted as ever! .... Also have memories going back to the 70's of
University of Tampere ... gave training sessions for some of their faculty
on distance education in the early 90's .... if the chance arises to return
there to help out with GUS, would be happy to take it ....
Please accept my most sincere wishes for a very Happy New Year for you and
yours ...... you are a special person for all of us who know you ......

At 10:52 PM 12/28/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Dear Mike:
>(1) Many thanks for your msg.
>(2) I think that your idea is excellent -- i.e., putting a last chapter
>with the title of "New Models of Global Collaboration."
>(3) We think that our Global University System (GUS) is the 21st Century
>version of Fulbright exchange program.
>We may ask David Johnson (Former President of Fulbright Association) to
>elaborate on it as he did for our E-Testimony for the US Web-based
>Education Commission -- see
>(4) We may ask Tapio Varis (University of Tampere, Acting President of
>GUS and former Rector of the UN University of Peace in Costa Rica)
>and/or Marco Antonio Dias (former Director of Higher Education of
>UNESCO) to come up the future vision of global e-learning as condensing
>reference materials on the vision in our "Guideline for Global
>E-Learning" which draft is at

>This part is the extension of the principles of distance education about
>which I wrote my paper for your previous book.
>Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!!
>Best, Tak
>Michael G. Moore wrote:
>> Dear Tak, Joe, Peter, (copy to Bill Andersen, graduate assistant)
>> Thanks for the draft of the article and the associated attachments. I am
>> departing for a week away from the office over New Year and wanted to get a
>> note off to you to at least acknowledge receipt of your material.
>> While writing, I would like to add something for you to think about, ----
>> but I would emphasis this is only a preliminary, quick, reaction to which I
>> intend returning when I am back to work in January.
>> This first reaction is that while I remain convinced that there is an
>> important chapter in this material, probably the final chapter of the 60 or
>> so in the Handbook, it may need a little re-orientation, or re-balancing
>> .... to fit in this context.
>> I think I can probably sell the idea of this chapter with a title something
>> like "Looking into the future: a new model of international collaboration"
>> but to do that I think we may need to build up a more detailed analysis of
>> the problem(s) to which the GSTF is seen as the solution. I realise you
>> have a devotion to this particular solution, but if it is possible to
>> report on any other movements/discussions going in a similar direction, the
>> title might then be "new modelS of international collaboration" ...(There
>> may be other papers from the Montreal and Kuala Lumpur Global Knowledge
>> Conferences worth citing) ............ What I think we are stretching for
>> is a "futurist" perspective; an analysis of how things should be managed
>> differently in the future and the kinds of visions and imaginative
>> solutions that are on the horizon.
>> I hope this does not deter, but perhaps stimulate some further thinking
>> ............
>> Meanwhile, please accept my best wishes for a Happy and prosperous New Year.
>> Michael M.
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> At 11:16 AM 12/25/00 -0500, Takeshi Utsumi wrote:
>>> Dear Joe, Peter, and Mike:
>>> (1) I hope you will get files attached herewith all right.
>>> (2) Otherwise, pls let me know.
>>> Best, Tak
>>> ==========================================
>>> <<December 25, 2000>>
>>> Archived distributions can be retrieved as clicking top lines of our home
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>>> Dear Joe:
>>> =========
>>> (1) Many thanks for your msgs (ATTACHMENT I and II).
>>> (2) I am attaching my correct version. Pls work on this version
>>> further to include Peter's revisions.
>>> (3) I added one reference of my paper on "Global University System" --
>>> which can be retrieved at
>>> http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Manila%20Workshop/GUS_Paper/Manila_conf_10-00/GUS_Paper_Manila_conf.html
>>> Dear Mike:
>>> ==========
>>> (4) When I received the initial invitation to this book publishing from
>>> your assistant, I agreed to participate with the above paper.
>>> (5) Should you need, I would be happy to send you its hard copy or its
>>> electronic file in WordPerfect. This covers all three projects of;
>>> (a) Global University System (GUS),
>>> (b) Global Broadband Internet (GBI),
>>> (c) Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF).
>>> Pls let me know -- though I will not be able to do much updating on
>>> it because of my busy traveling schedules in the coming months.
>>> Happy holidays and New Year!!
>>> Best, Tak
>>> ****************************************
>>> Subject: Article for Book
>>> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 11:47:46 EST
>>> From: Ecjpelton@aol.com
>>> To: mgmoore@psu.edu, utsumi@columbia.edu, ptknight@attglobal.net
>>> Dear Michael: Rather than sending an outline, I thought I would actually
>>> send you what I thought I could put together in the form of a rough draft
>>> of the actual article to see if something along this line would be acceptable.
>>> Please note that this is still a rough draft (That is a composite of two
>>> articles linked together) that still needs to be edited and footnotes added, etc.
>>> I am actually sending this to the co-authors for their parallel review in
>>> light of the short deadline for your book. In short, I am asking everyone
>>> to review the attached draft and to give me their thoughts and edits in
>>> parallel. Best wishes for the holidays. Joe Pelton
>>> ****************************************
>>> From: Ecjpelton@aol.com
>>> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 16:16:42 EST
>>> Subject: Re: Article for Book
>>> To: mgmoore@psu.edu, utsumi@columbia.edu, ptknight@attglobal.net
>>> CC: hms7@psu.edu
>>> Dear Tak and Peter: I believe we need to check out the other articles and
>>> add a good deal of bibliographic citations. I hope one or both of you have
>>> time to help out with this. Best wishes. Joe Pelton
>>> ****************************************
>>> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 15:06:03 -0500
>>> To: Ecjpelton@aol.com, utsumi@columbia.edu, ptknight@attglobal.net
>>> From: "Michael G. Moore" <mgmoore@psu.edu>
>>> Subject: Re: Article for Book
>>> Cc: hms7@psu.edu
>>> Joe >... Great, progress in one leap! ... I look forward to reading it,
>>> and will also look forward to further iteration after Tak and Peter have
>>> had a go at it. Then get back to you in 2001. (Since I have not read it
>>> there can be no sense of criticism in my pointing out for the benefit of
>>> Tak and Peter that this is a chapter for a book that aspires to be a
>>> compendium of scholarship ... we have 61 authors and each is expected to
>>> write what is virtually a bibliographic essay; they/you can write whatever
>>> you want ...but there should be ample documentation of what-ever it is
>>> .... when it is all put together it should be something of an
>>> encyclopedia, a substantial reference work ....... I hope that may prove
>>> helpful since we are all, of course, accustomed to writing for different
>>> types of publication and if I did not say the above there is no reason you
>>> would guess it ..... .... by copy of this note I ask Heather in my office
>>> to send you passwords so you can access the author's page on our Website
>>> ...there you can see what others are doing and thus align, or compare,
>>> contrast, or contradict, as you think appropriate ....Its great to have
>>> you in this team
>>> Michael M.
>>> ps... Our office closes after today for two weeks (but I work at home,
>>> dont worry!) ... so if you dont get that password until early January,
>>> that is the reason.
>>> M
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Dr. Michael G. Moore
Editor, The American Journal of Distance Education Associate
Academic Director, American Center for the Study of Distance Education
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

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor Emeritus
Department of Urban and Rgional Planning
University of Tennessee
108-I Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-4015
Tel: +1-865-974 5227
Fax: +1-865-974 5229

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor
Acting President, Global University System
Chairman, GLOSAS/Finland
Professor and Chair
Media Culture and Communication Education
Hypermedia laboratory
University of Tampere
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
Tel: +358-3-215 6110
Tel: +358-3-614-5247--office in Hameenlinna
Tel: +358-3-215 6243--mass media lab in Tampere
GSM: +358-50-567-9833
Fax: +358-3-215 7503

Dr. Marco Antonio R. Dias
Vice President, Global University System
Consultant of United Nations University
Former Director, Division of Higher Education of UNESCO
36, Rue Ernest Renan
92.190 Meudon
Tel: +33-1-45 34 3509
+33-1-45-68-3009 (UNU office in Paris)
Fax: +33-1-45 34 3509

Prof. Dr. Fredric Michael Litto
President, Brazilian Association of Distance Education
Professor and General Coordinator
Technologies as Applied to Education
Research Nucleus Investigating the New Communications
The School of the Future
University of Sao Paulo
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Tel/Fax: +55-11-815-3083
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