<<October 13, 1999>>

Mr. Larry Forgy <Lforgy@worldbank.org>

Yolanda Gayol, D.Ed. <ygayol@worldbank.org>

Kimberly K. Obbink <kobbink@montana.edu>

Mr. Myron Nordquist <myron_nordquist@burns.senate.gov>

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

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

Ben I. Haraguchi <haragucb@aren+fox.com>

Ninfa Saturnino Springer, PhD, RD, FADA <ninfa@umich.edu>

Sherrilynne Fuller, Ph.D. <sfuller@u.washington.edu>

Dr. Thomas J. Keil <Thomas.Keil@asu.edu>

Prof. Jose Brenes Andre <jbrenes@cariari.ucr.ac.cr>

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

Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D. <alex_mau@argo.com.br>

John C. Afele, Ph.D <jafele@plant.uoguelph.ca>

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

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

Dear Larry:

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

(2) The following persons will be at your office at 1:30 pm of 10/19th:

(a) Kimberly K. Obbink,
(b) Myron Nordquist,
(c) David A. Johnson,
(d) Tak Utsumi

Dear Yolanda:

If you cannot make our mtg at PAHO on 10/18th, pls feel free to
join in our mtg at Larry's office.

(3) At our mtg;

(a) we would like to express our sincere thanks for your financial
support to our highly successful Tampere event,
(b) we would like to report about the event,
(c) we would like to hear of your suggestions for our future directions.

(4) BTW, ATTACHMENT II is the outline of our final report.

(a) Tapio is now working to produce a brief summary of the event, and
I will assist him as soon as I receive its draft.

(b) The current status of the activities of each region is as follows
-- see Proposed Global University System Structure at
<http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/asia-pacific/index.html> for
the each region;

1. Global University System:

Tapio is now working to incorporate it in Finland.

We will discuss the future directions of our projects
when he drops by NYC on 11/5th on his way to attend a
conference in Montreal, Canada.

2. Asia Pacific Region:

a. During our mtg at PAHO on 10/18th, we will discuss the
write-up of the draft of a pilot project proposal with
Kim and Ben Haraguchi.

b. Kim is now starting to contemplate conducting distance
learning for nurse training in cooperation with other
colleagues at the University of Michigan. This is to
reach the University of Philippines/Open University in
Manila. This effort may also include the health care
information system project of the University of
Washington in Seattle.

c. Ben Haraguchi plans to have our follow-up workshop in
Tokyo next spring to come up with a feasibility study,
action and administrative plans, etc. He plans to
bring Tak Utsumi and Norman Okamura of the University
of Hawaii to Tokyo and Manila for preliminary discussions.

3. North America Region:

a. Kim will produce a brief mission statement on the
broadband Internet connection of Native Americans in
Montana and possibly in Arizona, too. Kim considers
that remote/rural areas of Montana is ideal test-bed
for our proposed wireless broadband Internet. Once
its technicality is successfully proven there, it can
be exportable know-how to many developing countries.

b. Tom Keil is initiating to construct web site which
include 3D animation images of artifacts of Heard
Museum of Native Americans in Phoenix, AZ. His
project may also include similar ones of the Native
Americans in Montana.

c. Fund inquiries for this project has been commenced.

4. Central America Region:

a. Jose Brenes produced his draft of the pilot project
proposal for the establishment of the Global
University in Central America, which will be included
in PART II of our final report.

b. His next step is to hold a follow-up workshop with his
colleagues in Central America -- similar to Ben's
Tokyo workshop.

5. South America Region:

a. During his recent trip to Brazil, Marco Antonio met
key officials of the Association of Amazonian
Universities (UNAMAZ) covering Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador,
Amazonia, Venezuela, Colombia, Suriname, Guyana,
Brazil, and received their very favorable response to
our project.

b. Marco will come up with his write-up on our project which
will be incorporated into the draft of the pilot
project proposal by Alex Rivas in the coming few weeks.

6. Africa Region:

a. John Afele is now coming up with the draft of his
pilot project proposal.

b. His university may act as the administrative center of
our African Region operation.

7. European Region:

a. Ihor produced his draft of the pilot project proposal
and Paul at the Open University is now refining its
English expressions.

b. Ihor plans to submit a grant application to IREX to
have a follow-up workshop at the Open University.

c. He also plans to submit a grant application to the
USIA's Distance Learning in the Field of Business
Management for Ukraine" program to kick-off the
distance learning project of our Global University

Looking forward to meeting with you soon,

Best, Tak

From: Lforgy@worldbank.org
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 09:42:57 -0400
Subject: Re: Visit to InfoDev of World Bank
To: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>

Dear Mr. Utsumi,

Thanks for your emails. We would be happy to have you visit the office on the
19th., and your suggestion of 1:30 is fine. We are located at 2121
Pennsylvania Ave. I am sorry to be so late in responding, but I was out of
the office and only returned today.

Larry Forgy

Outline of Report to InfoDev


This part will be the summary of our Tampere event.

I. Purposes:

Excerpt from Agreement with InfoDev:


II. How the event was conducted:

Excerpt from my listserve distributions.

A. Videoconferencing via narrowband Internet

B. Videoconferencing via broadband Internet

C. Telemedicine demonstrations

D. Session keynote speeches

E. Brainstorming sessions

III. What we achieved:

A. Formation of Global University System

B. Formations of regional groups


C. World Regional Pilot Project Summaries

D. Setting next steps with follow-up workshops by regional groups

E. List of URLs about the event

1. Event program:

2. Handout with all relevant materials:

3. Photos, audio, music and video -- made by Roger Boston:

4. Summary diagrams (not completed yet) -- made by Ken Roko:

IV. Compilation of comments:


This part will be the compilation of the drafts of pilot project
proposal (without budget) which will be written in the form of the
InfoDev grant application as basing on their outlines appeared in World
Regional Pilot Project Summaries" at
They are from the chief of the following regions;

I. South America Initiative: Amazonas Region Project

To be prepared by Alexandre Rivas

II. European Group: Ukraine Pilot Project

To be prepared by Ihor B. Katerniak

III. Asia-Pacific/Montana State University Group: Philippines/ASEAN/Pacific
Islands Project

To be prepared by Ben Haraguchi and Kim Obbink
============= ==========

IV. Central America Initiative: University Consortium for Central America

To be prepared by Jose Brenes Andre

V. African Initiative:

To be prepared by John C. Afele


This part will be the complete print out of the handout
<http://www.uta.fi//EGEDL/outline/> including the background materials
which are;



Prepared by Mr. Barry McLarnon

Prepared by Doug Karl

Trends in Satellite Tele-education *
Prepared by Dr. Joseph N. Pelton

Datacasting, Proposed Plan for Africa *
Prepared by Marcel Kooiman and Walter van Opzeeland
============== ====================


We need a Global Learning Society! *
Prepared by Dr. Alfred Bork

U.N. Space Conference in Vienna, Austria for a U.N. Fund *

Prepared by Vladimir A. ZOLOTAREV

Prepared by Greg Cole



Mission Statement on the Pacific/Asia Operation *
Prepared by Ben I. Haraguchi

Prepared by Takahiro Kiuchi

Japanese Culture Meets Online Education *
Prepared by Steve McCarty

Sky Bridge Interactive TV *
Prepared by Robert Converse


COSTA RICA: Distance Learning Activities in Costa Rica *
Prepared by Jose Brenes Andre


Prepared by Greg Cole

RUSSIA: "Joint Cultural Heritage Without Borders". *
Prepared by Andrey Narvsky

UKRAINE: Mission Statement of Pilot Project for Electronic Distance
Education Development in Ukraine *
Prepared by Ihor B. Katerniak

AFRICA: USAID Leland Initiative, Africa Global Information
Infrastructure Project: *

AFRICA: Telehealth in Twenty-First Century Africa: African Knowledge and
Ideas as Integral *
Prepared by John C. Afele

PAKISTAN: Establishment Of A Regional Center (POP) For Distance Learning
/ Virtual University At Karachi, Pakistan *
Prepared by Shahab Khan
List of Distribution

Mr. Larry Forgy
Work Program Administrator
infoDev Program
Information for Development
The World Bank
2121 Pennsylvania Ave.
Fax: (202) 522 3186

Yolanda Gayol, D.Ed.
Distance Learning Consultant
The World Bank
World Bank Institute for Distance Learning
701 18th Street NW, Room 2-171C
Washington, D.C., 20433
(202)458 7506
Fax: (202) 522 2005

Kimberly K. Obbink
Burns Telecommunications Center
128 EPS Building,
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
Tel: +1-406-994 6550
Fax: +1-406-994 7856

Mr. Myron Nordquist
Legislative Counsel
U.S. Senator Conrad Burns' Office
187 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2603
Fax: 202-224-8594
Cell: 301-646-8153
804-924-7573 -- at the U. of VA.
Fax: 804-982-2622 -- at the U. of VA.

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor of School of Planning
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tenneseee
108-I Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-4051
Tel: +1-423-974 5227
Fax: +1-423-974 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
GSM: +358-50-567-9833
Fax: +358-3-215 7503

Ben I. Haraguchi
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN)
809 United Nations Plaza, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10017
Tel: +1-212-986 8114
Fax: +1-212-986 8131

Ninfa Saturnino Springer, PhD, RD, FADA
Associate Professor Emerita
School of Nursing
University of Michigan

Sherrilynne Fuller, Ph.D.
Head, Division of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Medical Education
School of Medicine 35-7155
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Fax: 206-543-3389

Dr. Thomas J. Keil
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Arizona State University West
4701 W. Thunderbird Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85306-4908
602-543-6150 (assistant)
Fax: 602-543-6032

Prof. Jose Brenes Andre
President of Consta Rica Fulbright Association
Escuela de Fisica
Universidad de Costa Rica
San Pedro
Tel: +506-207-5019
Fax: +506-225-5511

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
Fax: +33-1-45 34 3509

Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Director of the Center for Environmental Sciences
University of Amazonas - Brazil
C.P. 4208, Manaus 69053-140
+55-92-635 32 33
+55-92-644 23 22
Fax: +55-92-644 23 84

John C. Afele, Ph.D
International Program for Africa
Department of Plant Agriculture
Ontario Agricultural College
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
Tel: +1-519-824-4120 ext 3934
Fax: +1-519-763-8933
Email: jafele@plant.uoguelph.ca
Chair, Grants & Research Committe,
Ghana Computer Literacy and
Distance Education project< http://www.ghaclad.org >
Member of Africa TeleHealth Consorutium
< http://ccen.uccb.ns.ca/nairobi >
Member, IT for Development Working Group
Council for Tropical and Sub-Tropical
Agriculture, Germany < http://www.dainet.de/gil >

Dr. Ihor B. Katerniak
Lviv Institute of Management-LIM
Technology Promotion Center
57 V.Chornovil Ave.
Lviv 79058 Ukraine
Tel: +380-322-52 2681
Fax: +380 322-52 2682
Fax: +380-322-52 4463

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
* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., 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 Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of *
* Global University System (GUS) *
* 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://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/ *

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