<<November 23, 1999>>

Richard Wah <wah_r@usp.ac.fj>

Roger Lee Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>

W. R. (Bill) Klemm, D.V.M., Ph.D. <wklemm@cvm.tamu.edu>

Richard Line <newseditor@videoconferencing.co.uk>

Dear Richard:

(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I), and also for your kind
invitation to the roundtable mtg next week.

(2) I just now changed your email address in our listserve -- it was several
years ago when you were first admitted into it. My sincere
congratulations on the completion of your thesis!!

(3) I am sorry to say that I don't know any appropriate book on
videoconferencing via narrow-band Internet.

However, you may visit Chapter 2 "Global Lecture Hall (GLH)" of my book
draft at <http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Bookwriting/Contents_of_Book.html>.

This is a brief summary of our videoconferencings since 1986.

Particularly, its Section 2 "Teleconferencing for Electronic Distance
Education (EDE)" includes Roger Boston's write-up on "Synchronous
Televideo", and Bill Klemm's "Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Multimedia
Conferencing System (CMMCS)" via narrow-band Internet.

You may contact Richard Line. He publishes a newsletter which
very comprehensively covers videoconferencing events around the
world so that you can get updated with the rapid advancement of
the technology.

(4) Considering the limited capacity of your Internet (particularly to the
outside world), Bill Klemm's asynchronous computer conferencing
system FORUM may be of some interest to you.

(5) I will talk about others, SYMPOSIUM, ATRIUM and web-based multipoint
videoconferencing systems, etc., at your university next week.

However, I have some concern about your use of those audio conferencing
systems, since, as you know, it will take about 0.3 second for the round
trip via geo-stationary earth orbiting (GEO) satellite which you will
use with your new USPNet. If there are two hops, it will take 0.6
second (e.g., the use of multipoint videoconferencing system among
students in various islands via your USP). This time delay may
necessitate your use of walky-talky type (simplex) conversation. This
trouble may be further aggravated with the congestion of your narrow
band Internet.

I wish to hear your thoughts on this when I get to your university.

Sorry to say those troublesome matters when you are inaugurating a new
USPNet, but the audio is of the first priority in importance, after the
content (text, chat, diagram, photos, web, etc.) and finally video, of
the videoconferencing.

(6) ATTACHMENT II is a msg from Roger Boston.

You may try to meet him, either at Christina's conference in Hawaii
(which was mentioned in my previous distribution), or inviting him after
the conference to which he will be attending by Christina's invitation.

Looking forward to meeting with you soon,

Best, Tak

Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 10:53:43 +1200
From: Richard Wah <wah_r@usp.ac.fj>
Subject: Roundtable
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org

I am so glad that you have agreed to come to the meeting in Fiji. When
I suggested your name I did not think that you had the time especially
at such short notice.

Please could my address on your distribution list be changed to
wah_r@usp.ac.fj. I have left University of Queensland, having completed
my thesis in DE and have resumed my position as Head of Distance
Education at The University of the South Pacific.

I am looking forward to meeting with your and learning from your vast
experience. If there are any latest books in the area of using narrow
bandwidths and audio-graphics that you are aware of and you can get your
hands on them, I would appreciate your getting a copy for me.

I will purchase them from you if you are able to bring them. Software
for use with technologies that we have could also be useful for us here
in Fiji. The type of software that I am interested in is for
audio-graphics, especially if there are any multi-point ones.

Thank you again for coming.


Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 15:30:36 -0500 (EST)
From: rboston <rboston@tenet.edu>
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Roundtable mtg at Univ. of South Pacific

I am open to the possibility of extending my trip, if there is sufficent interest.
List of Distribution

Richard Wah
Head of Distance Education
University of the South Pacific (USP)
Laucala Campus
Suva, Fiji
tel/fax:(679) 300482

Roger Lee Boston
Rockwell Chair Instructor
Distance Education/Technology Center
Houston Community College System
4310 Dunlavy
P.O.Box 7849
Houston, Texas 77270-7849
Tel: +1-713-718 5224
Fax: +1-713-718 5301

W. R. (Bill) Klemm, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
Dept. VAPH, Mail Stop 4458
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4458
Forum Enterprises, Inc.
9001 Grassburr Road
P.O. Box 5755
Bryan, TX 77805-5755
409-589-2665 (home)
FAX: 409-847-8981
http://www.cvm.tamu.edu/wklemm -- resume and slide show of 8/19/98.
Demos & literature available at our WWW site:
http://cvm.tamu.edu/~vaph/klemm/resume.html -- photo of Dr. Klemm
www.cvm.tamu.edu/wklemm/contents.htm -- white-paper
http://www.foruminc.com/forum98.show/ss_ind.html -- slide show

Richard Line
Editor and Publisher
Videoconferencing Insight
A global perspective on videoconferencing
The world's leading publication on videoconferencing
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