<<October 6, 1999>>

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

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

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

Docent Antti Kasvio <ttanka@poph.uta.fi>

Atsuko Okuda <aokuda@undp.org>

Steve McCarty <steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp>

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

(1) Dear Ihor:

Many thanks for your msg of 10/5th.

ATTACHMENT I is my revised version of your project summary. Pls feel
free to revise it further, if necessary, and send it to me.

Pls consult with your friend at IREX in Kiev if this is acceptable, and
let me know. I plan to visit the IREX office in D.C. in the morning of
10/19th -- Myron is now arranging our visit to them. I will then talk
with the IREX officer there about this project, too.

(2) Dear Paul:


I would appreciate it if you can send me your bio and revised version of
Ihor's proposal with the InfoDev format at your earliest convenience.

(3) Dear Ihor:

Pls include Antti Kasvio in the circulation of your msg -- he is the
chief of our Europe Group.

(4) Dear Atsuko:

Tapio (your professor) and I were sorry you could not attend our Tampere event.

Steve's msg of today said that you were involved in some projects in Ukraine.

Should you be interested in Ihor's project, I would be very happy to
visit you at your convenient time. Pls let me know.

Best, Tak


Project summary for the Targeted Exchanges Program
of the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
(October 6, 1999)

Ihor Katerniak
Lviv Institute of Management


This project will develop distance learning between Ukraine and participating
schools in Finland, the U.K. and the US. The end product will be a joint
proposal for fund raising which includes detailed plan for Europe Group of
Global University System, e.g., feasibility study, design of infra- and
administrative structure, selection of courseware, etc.


Slow change of economic system in the Ukraine is partially explained by a lack
of professionals with market oriented thinking. But in most cases business
education is not available for talented people in Ukraine and the NIS
countries because it is too expensive and there are no existing credit
mechanisms. A new and different approach to business education will help to
train a core group of business people, which will guarantee the promotion of
marketing reform in Ukraine and the NIS. There is a keen need for a
sustained, countrywide Ukrainian system for distance learning through INTERNET
with goals to make education more efficient, accessible, and interactive.


* to receive skills in the distance learning program administration,
teaching technologies and Web-learning course design from participating
schools outside of Ukraine;
* to make a research and analysis of education environment, existing
methods distance learning and technical possibilities;
* to develop collaborative proposals for feasibility study, design of
infra- and administrative structure, selection of courseware, etc.


* visiting administrators of distance learning departments at the
participating schools;
* holding seminars and collaborative workshops in Ukraine;
* attending relevant conferences;
* meeting and collaborative work with instructors in Project Management
* collaborative work with experts/designers of Web-learning courses with
their mirror system in Ukraine;
* conducting a short research project;
* constructing joint proposals for partnership and fund raising;
* holding a workshop at Open University in the U.K. for discussing the


* Global University System (Finland),
* University of Tampere (Finland),
* Open University (U.K.),
* Distance Education Network of European Association for International
Education at University of Art and Design - Helsinki (Finland),
* Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education (CAADE) at
GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.


April-December 2000


Research report and collaborative proposals for Distance Learning Development
in Ukraine, particularly for Project Management courses.


(1) The Small Grants for Partnership Development Program:

for establishing partnership relations with educational institutions in
other countries for the two-way international exchange of knowledge,
professional experience, managing and technical know-how.

(2) The Information Resources and Dissemination Program:

for the dissemination of new curricula over affordable Internet as
developing international partnerships in social science, business, and
in cultural understanding and exchange. Also, for expanding the Global
University System in Ukraine and developing a network of centers for
technical and informational support in all regions of Ukraine.

Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 22:54:51 +0100
Subject: Re: Proposal for infoDev Activity
To: ik@litech.net
Cc: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org, tomyn@lim.lviv.ua
From: P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk (Paul Lefrere)

Dear Ihor

You said
> Dear Paul,Can I ask you to be in the cooperative consortium
> for this proposal to InfoDev. Can you add your resume to the
> list of the proposed staff (point 26 in the form)?

Certainly, I am honoured to be invited and will add a brief resume. Also,
I noticed a few minor errors of English in the proposal. There may be
more. I can look through it systematically if you want.

Best wishes

List of Distribution

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

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. 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

Docent Antti Kasvio
Research Director
Information Society Research Centre
University of Tampere
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
Tel: +358-3-215 7633
Tel: +358 40 5551362
Fax: +358-3-215 7932

Atsuko Okuda
Programme Associate
IT for Development Programme
Bureau for Development Policy
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
One United Nations Plaza, Room 2086A
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 212-906-5023

Steve McCarty
Kagawa Junior College
President, World Association for Online Education (WAOE)
3717-33 Nii, Kokubunji, Kagawa 769-0101, JAPAN
+81-877-49-8041 (office, direct line); Fax: +81-877-49-5252
steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp; mccarty@pop06.odn.ne.jp -- his wife's
http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/ -- Japanese language home page
http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/epublist.html -- online publications
http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/presence.html -- home page

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
* 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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