<<November 15, 1999>>

Mohamed Kamel PhD, PEng <mkamel@watfast.uwaterloo.ca>

Waguih H. Elmaraghy, Ph.D., P.Eng. <wem@ims.uwindsor.ca>

Prof. Dr. Ahmed El Sherbini <bcac@egypt-edu-can.net>

Jusri De Vries, MFA, IDEC, EAIE <jdevries@uiah.fi>

Mr. Robert Gordon <rgordon@iie.org>

Effat El Shooky <eshooky@ritsec1.com.eg>

Aladin H. Kamel <ahassan@ritsec1.com.eg>

Renee Ebert, MPH <sathealth@aol.com>

Dear Mohamed, Waguih, Ahmed:

(1)  It was my great pleasure to have met with you at the TeleLearning* NCE99
     in Montreal last week, at the kind introduction of Jusri.

     I was also very delighted to hear of your strong interest in our Global
     University System project.

          Dear Mohamed:

          Pls tell Waguih that his email address bounced off, and ask him to
          inform me his correct address.

(2)  You may contact Bob Gordon.  His organization is the oldest and largest
     which receives funds from the US Information Agency for Fulbright
     exchange program.  He is conducting a large training program in Cairo
     with 80 or so staffs.  Albeit his wish, his organization hasn't done any
     distance education yet.

(3)  You may contact Effat El Shooky -- see ATTACHMENT I.

     As you see, they are already conducting a successful distance learning
     program with the fund from the InfoDev.

(4)  You may also contact Renee Ebert -- see ATTACHMENT II.

          Dear Renee:

          Many thanks for your msg.

(5)  In our GUS, we don't have a group in North America which will act as the
     administrative center for Arab countries.

     Should you be interested in doing so, pls let me know.

     Pls visit Proposed Outline of the Global University System Structure
     <http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/asia-pacific/maui.html> for the
     functions of the administrative center.

     Pls visit PART II of the Outline of Report to InfoDev at

You can find the draft proposals of the pilot projects for each regional group.
I look forward to receiving your response.

Keep in touch.

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 20:13:24 +0000
To: Effat El Shooky <eshooky@ritsec1.com.eg>, Lforgy@worldbank.org
From: Tapio Varis <tapio.varis@uta.fi>
Subject: Re: Distance Learning Workshop
Cc: utsumi@columbia.edu

Dear Effat El Shooky,

Thank you for your inquiry. Yes - we had a very succesful conference and
workshop on "Emerging Globa”l Electronic Distance Learning" at Tampere
Ujiversity this August. Dr. Takeshi Utsumi and myself are just finalizing
our final report to InfoDev. You may have a look at our conference page:


or through my home page (http://www.uta.fi/~titava) or Dr. Ustumi s
addresses. It would be great to learn more from you project, too. Best wishes,

Tapio Varis
Professor and Chair
University of Tampere

At 18:52 12.9.1999 +0300, Effat El Shooky wrote:
>Dear Mr. Forgy,
>Reviewing the Info-Dev 2nd quarterly report of 1999 I new of the project
>you are envolved in "Emerging Global Electronic Distance Education". I was
>wondering if the workshop has been already taking place in August 1999 as
>mentioned in the report or is it still in process.
>I would greatly appreciate knowing of its details as we would like to share
>our experience that we accumulated in implementing a World Bank's project
>"Establishing a Regional Distance Learning Network" in the Arab Region. Our
>project has been already completed and will be operating the pilot delivery
>of distance learning in Egypt,Kuwait and Jordan. The courses will be
>delivered from Europe and the States same time and same instructor with
>same material. We will be using web-based technology and interactive
>video-conferencing, in addition to video-streaming, video-taping and
>digital reference libraries. We are undergoing another project with
>Middlesex University in UK to deliver a whole BIT-MSC (Business Information
>Technology post graduate degree) distantly from UK to Egypt through our
>Distance Learning Support Centers in Cairo and Alexandria.
>We would like to share these experiences with the participants of the
>workshop and learn from their experiences in these areas.
>Please advise us of the right persons whom we should address.
>Thanks and best regards.
>Effat El Shooky
                         ATTACHMENT II

Date: Sat, 6 Nov 1999 12:23:15 -0500 (EST)
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Sender: Sathealth@aol.com
Subject: Re: Synopsis of Global University System

Dear Tak:

Thank you once again for keeping me apprised of all that you are
accomplishing in moving distance learning forward toward a global realization.

I would like to attend the very next meeting where telehealth is one of the
main issues discussed as the UCLA School of Public Health is making progress
in distance learning and would like to share our efforts with all of you.
Would you alert me as to any meetings planned for this?

UCLA will broadcast to Cairo's Ministry of Health in mid December through
LoralSkyNet, and anticipates a winter or early spring broadcast as well.
Internet connectivity via satellite is one component as are live lectures.
Our mission is to create the opportunity for virtual classroom and libraries
to support an accredited program.

Best wishes.  Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Renee Ebert, MPH
Coordinator Distance Learning
                      List of Distribution
Mohamed Kamel PhD, PEng
Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
Systems Design Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2L 3G1
519-888-4567, ext. 5761
Fax 519-746-4791

Waguih H. Elmaraghy, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Director, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Centre
Faculty of Engineering, 240 Essex Hall
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
FAX 519/971-3656

Prof. Dr. Ahmed El Sherbini
Consul, Cultural & Educational Affairs
Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs in Canada
Consulate G. of A. R. of Egypt
1, Place Ville-Marie, Suite 1936
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3B 2C3
(514) 866-0239
Fax: (514) 866-0932
Cell.: (514) 262-6110

Jusri De Vries, MFA, IDEC, EAIE
Coordinator, Distance Learning
Chairman, Distance Education Network
European Association for International Education
Department of Art Education
University of Art and Design - Helsinki
Hameentie 135 C
FIN-00560 Helsinki
Tel: +358 9 7563 0531
Fax: +358 9 7563 0250
Mob: +358 40 533 4204

Mr. Robert Gordon
Vice President
Development Training and Assistance
Institute of International Education
1400 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005-2403
Fax: 202-326-7709

Effat El Shooky
Executive Director
Regional Distance Learning Program
Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Center (RITSEC)
PO Box 433 Heliopolis Center 11757
Tel: +20-2-3391330
Fax: +20-2-3412139

Aladin H. Kamel
Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Center (RITSEC)
PO Box 433 Heliopolis Center 11757
Tel: +20-2-3391330
Fax: +20-2-3412139

Renee Ebert, MPH
International Distance Learning
School of Public Health
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
310-794-2886 at Media Center (Tues/Thursday)

* 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/                                   *