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<<November 18, 1999>>

Felix (Lex) Librero, Ph.D. <lex@laguna.net>

Kimberly K. Obbink <kobbink@montana.edu>

Rafael Bozeman Rodriguez, Ph.D. <rbrsat@pworld.net.ph>

Dr. Parker Rossman <grossman@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

Dear Lex:

(1)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I) in reply to my listserve
     distribution of 11/15th.

(2)  I am very glad to know that you are willing to host a workshop for our
     Asia/Pacific operation at your university next spring.

     Pls let me know the possible date (say, two alternatives) at your
     earliest convenience, since Kim Obbink is now ready to construct our
     travel grant application to the NSF for Americans attending the workshop

          This workshop may be held after your 5th Meeting of the Regional
          Working GRoup on Satellite Communication Application in the first
          week of next March.

          BTW, as you may know, the US government's fiscal year is from
          October 1 to September 30.  Therefore, the NSF's travel grant fund
          is quickly run out.  For example, when we submitted our
          application for our August Tampere event last May or June from
          Kim, the program officer at the NSF had to scrambled to gather
          left-over funds here and there from various locations in the NSF.
          Namely, the sooner Kim submits her application is the better --
          which means that your workshop would be better to be held early.

(3)  Pls inform me what kind of ISDN and Internet infrastructure you have.
     We may configure some demonstrations with the use of them.

(4)  Pls also inform me what fields of courses your people wish to have.
     This is because the main purpose of our workshop is to figure out how to
     meet with your need.

          As soon as I know your need in preliminary format, I will assist
          Kim on the selection of the travel grantees (as I did for her last
          application for our Tampere event) who can present what they can
          offer to your people.

Dear Ralph:

(5)  Many thanks for your kind words (ATTACHMENT III).

     Pls meet Lex and help him with Victor and others in Manila.  Thanks.

Dear Lex:

(6)  Many thanks for your cordial invitation for my paper presentation at the
     14th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities in

     It would be my honor and privilege to accept your invitation, in
     conditions that;

     (a)  travel funds to be sought somewhere by then, and
     (b)  the date of your conference will not conflict with our
          workshop/conference for Amazonian regional group operation (which
          is now targeted to be held in early October or early November of

(7)  About the paper presentation, I would like to propose that it is to be
     made with Parker Rossman (ATTACHMENT IV).

     As you may know, he is world renowned scholar on distance learning with
     his book "Worldwide Electronic University."

Dear Parker:

(8)  Many thanks for your kind offer of help.

     You were once at the Central Philippine University so that Philippine is
     your home ground.

     Pls proceed your draft and send it to me -- you can find necessary
     materials at our web site listed in my electronic signature below.  On
      Ideology," you may refer to our paper (co-authored with you and
     published in a book from Pergamon Press in 1990) in Chapter III of my
     book draft in the web site.  Thanks.

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

(9)  Should you be interested in attending Lex's 14th Annual Conference of
     the Asian Association of Open Universities in Manila, pls contact him
     and send him your abstract.
Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 19:25:45 -0500 (EST)
From: Felix Librero <lex@laguna.net>
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Inquiry about mini workshop in Manila

Dear Tak,

Thanks for the msg.  Regarding a 3-4 day workshop in Manila next spring, I
think that this might be possible.  I haven't spoken with our colleagues at
U.P. Manila, but I'm almost certain they would welcome this.  Our group,
the Faculty of Health Sciences (of UPOU) now based at U.P. Manila, shall
have no problems with this, too, since they are all interested.

One thing that I have to consider, however, is that during the first week
of March UPOU shall be hosting the 5th Meeting of the Regional Working
GRoup on Satellite Communication Application under the auspices of
UN-ESCAP.  Then, in October, the UPOU shall be hosting the 14th Annual
Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities in Manila.

We can plan this out.  I'll take this up with our group soon as I can.
Meanwhile, let me know of the details whenever they are available.

Now, back to the AAOU Conference. I'm the Chair of the Paper Presentations
Committee of the Conference and we have opened our invitations for paper
presenters.  May I invite you and others interested to present papers in
the conference?

The theme of the Conference is: Open Learning and Distance Education:
Ideology, Pedagogy and Technology.  The Conference shall be from 25-27
October 2000.  For more information, please visit the Conference website:

Our deadline for submission of a 300-word abstract is 29 February 2000.  We
shall act immediately on this proposal and will ask presenters to submit
their full-length papers by 30 June 2000 so that we could immediately
compile them on CD for distribution during conference registration.

Any takers?  Please get in touch with me.
                         ATTACHMENT II

From: "Obbink, Kim" <kobbink@montana.edu>
To: "'utsumi@columbia.edu'" <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: several items
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 11:53:20 -0700

Dear Tak,
Your recent email contains several interesting developments.  I will call
you later today but wanted to comment on several issues:

        <<November 19, 1999>> Removed here by T. Utsumi,

4)  I am in the process of preparing the NSF proposal.  It sounds like this
will now be a proposal to support travel to Manilla?  Is that correct?

I look forward to talking with you.

                         ATTACHMENT III

Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 12:34:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ralph Rodriguez <ralphrod@nsclub.net>
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Subject: RE: Final Report of Asia/Pacific operation and Possible Trips

Dear Tak -

God bless you. I am so proud that you have taken the initial and only
initiative for this kind of undertaking. It will go a long way of trying to
make a real success of Global Distance Learing. Please let me know how I
can help here in the Philippines. I have not met Dr. Librero but I am sure
that he will be an asset in our work .Victor has not gotten tlouch with me
so I do not know what his plans are. Best wishes always. I know how busy
you are, thank you for keeping in touch.  Ralph
                         ATTACHMENT IV

Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 07:45:15 -0500 (CDT)
From: G Parker Rossman <grossman@mail.coin.missouri.edu>
To: Tak utsumi <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: journal articles

Impressed by what was accomplished at Tampere, I am thinking about writing
a couple of brief report articles:  for ON THE INTERNET (the Internet
Society) and EDUCOM REVIEW. Would you be interested in being co-author if
I sent you drafts for you to correct, add to, etc.?  I will not enquire
into the interest of these editors if you tell me that someone elsle is
doing this. I am also including a brief report in my address in Portugal
as I revise what I sent to you.

Parker Rossman               grossman@mail.coin.missouri.edu
3 Lemmon Drive           author, EMERGING WORLDWIDE ELECTRONIC
Columbia MO 65201        UNIVERSITY (Praeger, 1993)
            home page: http://www.trib.net/~prossman
                      List of Distribution
Felix (Lex) Librero, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Research & Development
University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU)
College, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines 4031
Tel/Fax: +63-49+536-6014
Trunklines:  +63-49+536-6001 to 6  local 500/501

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

Rafael Bozeman Rodriguez, Ph.D.
#7 Visayas Avenue, VASRA
1128 Quezon City, Philippines
Cedllphone: 0918-880-2799
Pager: 1481-792171
Powerpage: 633-3333

Dr. Parker Rossman
3 Lemmon Drive
Columbia MO 65201-5413
FAX: 314-876-5812 (emergency)

* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA                  *
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