<<December 10, 1999>>

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kimberly K. Obbink <kobbink@montana.edu>

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

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

Dear Ihor:

(1)  Many thanks for your msgs (ATTACHMENT I and II).


     I hope you had a very successful conference on 12/2-4th!!  It sounds
     very interesting.

     Pls feel free to utilize any part of our web sites;

     (a)  <http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS>

     (b)  <http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/asia-pacific/index.html>

     (c)  <http://www.uta.fi/EGEDL/>.

     Pls send me the draft of letter you wish to have from us, so that we can
     work on it together.

(3)  I am waiting to receive from you the draft of your fund raising inquiry
     letter and proposal for the mini workshop at the Open University in U.K.
     for European Group.

     You may also start working on the draft of fund raising materials for
     your workshop/conference in 2001 which may also include some costs of
     your Ukrainian activities.


     The Memorandum of Agreement on "Partnership for Distance Learning
     Development in Ukraine" is very good!!  Congratulations!!

     This may be refined and enhanced during our workshop at the Open University.

     Dear Tapio and Marco:

     Pls keep this in your file so that you may utilize in the future when
     you will expand the bylaws of the Global University System which you are
     now incorporating in Finland.

     Dear Chief of Regional Activities: John, Kim, Jose, Alex and Shahab:

     Pls note this -- you may soon need similar one for your region's coalition members.

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 03:27:40 +0200
To: "Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D." <utsumi@columbia.edu>
From: Ihor Katernyak <ik@litech.net>
Subject:  Gritting letter on National Conferencea and Distance Learning in
          Business and Management
Cc:       Tapio Varis <titava@uta.fi>, Paul Lefrere <P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk>

Dear Tak.
In the framework  1st Annual National Conference "Building Management
Education in Ukraine" December 2-4, Odesa, Ukraine (see below) I would like
expand our BMT coalition in the field of Distance learning in Business
Management and spatially discuss the next questions:
- What are the demand and the perspectives in developing new approaches and
courses in Business Education?
- Communication and teaching platforms, synchronic and non-synchronic
technical means for Electronic Distance Learning, their adaptation to the
existing learning environment in Ukraine.
- Video-conferences as an integral part of DL.
- Virtual Campus and a Global student: testing, evaluation of knowledge
received, ethics of communication.
- Standards, certification and licensing of DL in Ukraine.
- International partnerships.
- Electronic technologies for the libraries.

I hope our work group joints:
- representatives of business schools (managers, tutors and students)
- entrepreneurs,
- technical experts,
- librarians,
- government officials (Ministry of Education and Telecommunications).

I'll be glad to receive a letter from you about Global University System,
history of our cooperation, perspective for Ukraine and greetings to the conference.

I'm planning to sigh MOU between new members of our coalitions and new action
plan that will include a Workshop in Open University for European group and
our EDLD Conference in 2001.

With best wishes,

At 19:16 05/11/99 +0200, CEUME wrote:
>Dear Sir/Madam,
>Please find attached three files with invitation package.
>Conference Committee
>Consortium for Enhancement of Ukrainian Management Education (CEUME)
>                            Led by the University of Minnesota
>                Ukraine Business Management Strengthening Activity
>21/12 Luteranska ul., Suite 35,               Tel / fax.
>Mailing Address:  PO Box B-83              380-44-254-0842
>Kyiv 252001, Ukraine                       Email:  olga@CEUME.kiev.ua
>November 1, 1999
>                                             ANNOUNCEMENT
>                                   1st Annual National Conference
>                             "Building Management Education in Ukraine"
>December 2-4
>Odesa, Ukraine
>Kyiv   The Consortium for the Enhancement of Management Education
>(CEUME) and the US Agency for International Development are inviting key
>leaders of educational institutions, the business community, government
>and international experts to discuss the effectiveness of business and
>management education in Ukraine.  Examined will be the current
>educational environment and the relationship between the business
>community and educational institutions.  During the conference,
>participants will work together in designing a set of action plans that
>will guide future efforts working towards the enhancement of management
>and business education systems in Ukraine.
>A series of presentations will be followed be workshops that will
>identify key issues and outline specific actions that will help progress
>to occur. Planned themes of the presentations and following break-out
>discussion groups sessions include:
>? Bridges Between Education, Business Community and International
>? Development of Effective Educational Institutions
>? Design and Delivery of Quality Business and Management Education
>The opening day will be hosted by Ukraina Bank, with presentations
>being held in their Conference Hall located at 4-a Shevchenko av.,
>Odessa. The second and third day will be hosted by the Academy for
>Public Administration-Odessa Branch, located at 22 Genuezskaya. The
>Agenda and registration form are attached.
>Your participation will greatly contribute to the success of the
>conference and benefits to Ukrainian management education. Please
>confirm your or a representativeƒs attendance by completing and
>returning the registration form before November 20th.
>The US Agency for International Development is the primary sponsor.
>Since 1992, USAID has provided over $1.2 billion worth of technical and
>humanitarian assistance in support of Ukraineƒs democratic, economic,
>and social transition. For general information about USAIDƒs activities
>is Ukraine, call USAID's Program Office at (044) 462-5678.
>For more information about this management education project, please
>contact the CEUME Management and Education Training Center at (044)
                         ATTACHMENT II

Date: Mon, 06 Dec 1999 21:35:00 -0500
To: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>
From: Ihor Katerniak <ik@litech.net>
Subject: Partnership for DL in Ukraine
Cc: Paul Lefrere <P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk>,
        "Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D." <utsumi@columbia.edu>,
        Tapio Varis <tapio.varis@uta.fi>, ttanka@uta.fi

Dear Tak,

You can look through MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING on Partnership for Distance
Learning Development in Ukraine. This paper was signet by 16 representatives from
organizations and 18- from individuals which are interesting in Distance
Learning and Tele-medicine Development in Ukraine.  Amongst these
organizations are ISPs (including UARNet), NGOs (including Universities and
Business Schools) and SMEs. I'm looking forward to signing it with Government
Officials, Medical Schools and hospitals.


    Partnership for Distance Learning Development in Ukraine


On the International Conference on Emerging Global Electronic Distance
Learning '99 (Tampere, Finland, August 9-13, 1999), after Technology Promotion
Center's (TPC's) successful presentation of the Conception of the distance
learning development in Ukraine, the decision was made to expand Global
University System in Ukraine, and the European workgroup (Open University /UK,
Tampere University /Finland and others) was generated for the distance learning
pilot project development in Ukraine within Global University System.

The International conference on "Topical Questions of Innovation Activity
Development in the States with Transitional Economy" (Alushta, Ukraine,
September 14-18, 1999) supported and confirmed this initiative to extend
electronic distance learning in Ukraine on the level of secondary and higher
education, and in staff retraining systems.

In the interests of mutually beneficial, long-term collaboration among the
Partner Organizations indicated above, we have agreed to work together to
develop and strengthen the distance learning system of Ukraine. During the
negotiations the parties came to an agreement to sign this memorandum of long
term collaboration among the Partner Organizations indicated above on distance
learning development on the following directions:

I.   Development of New Technologies in Learning.

A.   Promotion of the new and future technologies of the distance learning
     into academic processes.
B.   Collaboration in the development in networks of informational exchange.
C.   First stage: implementation of distance learning to Partner
     Organizations bachelor's and master's degrees Second stage: expansion of
     degree-granting opportunities through distance learning.
D.   Implementation of distance learning in specialized secondary schools.
E.   Partner Organization participation in and support of the efforts to
     establish a Global University System in Ukraine.
F.   Exchange and adaptation of existing materials and design of new
     materials for distance learning training.
G.   Collaborative efforts to revise the curricula, methodology, and subject
     matter of the distance learning courses.
H.   Simulation Business Game organizing via INTERNET.
I.   Experience exchange and analysis of models of institutional
     administration of distance learning.
J.   Opportunities for faculties and student to study and earn degrees at
     international Partner Organizations within distance learning programs.
K.   Periodic conferences/workshops on distance learning development issues
     for faculties and students.
L.   Representatives of the Partner Organizations perform coordination of
     activities with informational support from Technology Promotion Center
     of Lviv Institute of Management.

II.  Formation of the database for electronic libraries with possible access
     to databases of the international informational consortiums.

III. Comparative Analysis of Academic Accreditation.

A.   Comparison of curricular offerings to determine degree of equivalence.
B.   Examination of criteria and standards of accreditation and quality

IV.  Relationships between educational institutions and Industry.

A.   Collaboration with Small Businesses, Small Business Support Centers,
     Business Incubators and Technology Parks for retraining and professional
     development matters.
B.   Collaboration with Scientific and Research Institutions for technology
     commercialization matters.
C.   Collaboration with hospitals for Telemedicine and Health Care
     development matters.
D.   Collaboration with ISPs to set up the basis for the incoming INTERNET-2
E.   Collaboration with Investment Companies and Venture Funds to expand an
     information space and to prepare investment proposals.

V.   Close collaboration with government organizations for a program of the
     Nation-wide Development of Distance Learning in Ukraine.

VI.  Creation of a Newsletter featuring Ongoing Collaborative Activity to be
     published in English and Ukrainian.

It is understood that the activities described in the Memorandum of Agreement
on "Partnership for Distance Learning Development in Ukraine" will be
undertaken only as funds become available. All Partner Organizations will make
sustained efforts to seek funding to support initiation of distance learning
development on the directions indicated above.

I'm looking forward for your comments,
                      List of Distribution
Dr. Ihor Bogdan 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

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

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

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

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

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 >

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

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

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
* 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.               *
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