<<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. David A. Johnson, AICP <daj@utk.edu>

Dear Ihor:

(1)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

(2)  As I informed to you in my previous msg, when we visited IREX office in
     Washington, D.C. on 10/19th, they told us that this program provides up
     to US$10,000 per application.

     They also told us that you can submit your application for the travel
     expenses of your Ukrainians attending our workshop at the Open
     University in U.K. (which is to be held after April, 2000).

     Therefore, I would suggest that you concentrate on it, i.e., use the
     money (up to US$10,000) to bring as many Ukrainian colleagues as
     possible to the Open University.

Dear Antti and Paul:

(3)  David Johnson recently told me that he is suggesting his Bulgarian
     colleagues to join in your European Group, and to attend the workshop at
     the Open University -- he will then suggest his colleagues to apply for
     the travel grant to the IREX, too.

Dear Ihor:

(4)  Pls send me the draft of the letter of support so that we can work
     together for refinement, and I will then ask Tapio, Antti and Paul to
     send it to you.

(5)  My comments to your draft application are in << >>.

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

Date: Tue, 07 Dec 1999 13:22:17 +0200
From: Ihor Katernyak <ik@litech.net>
To:  Tak Utsumi <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>,"Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D."
     <utsumi@columbia.edu>, Tapio Varis <tapio.varis@uta.fi>, Paul Lefrere
     <P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk>, ttanka@uta.fi

Dear friends,
As you know from my previous letters I would like to take
part in IREX Targeted Exchanges Program . My application is
attached to this letter below (Grant application due date:
January 14,2000). April 1, 2000 is earliest grant start date.
This grant I could use for cover my travel expenses on our
Workshop in Open University and for visiting some US institutions.

The selection IREX committee will consider the following
criteria when evaluating applications:
1. The expected impact at local institutions in improving
their humanities and social sciences disciplines (Curriculum
development, Teaching technologies including distance
learning or computerized classrooms, Departmental
administration, Educational services and the market,
International program development
Standardized testing, Community outreach and public relations);
2. Stated need for in-country research or collaboration;
3. Strong host institution letters of support.

Can I ask you to send me a LETTER(S) OF SUPPORT FROM HOST
INSTITUTION(S) indicating why proposed activities are needed:
List name, address, phone number, and e-mail address of the
person(s) writing the letter(s) of support. Letters of support need not be
confidential, and should be attached to this application.

Thank for your cooperation,
                      IREX Targeted Exchanges Program

Ihor Katernyak, Ph.D.
Position/Title _Director and docent__
Place of Employment _Lviv Institute of Management__
Department _Technology Promotion Center_________
Street___57 Chornovil Ave.____________________________
City __Lviv___ State________ Country ___Ukraine_________
Index/Zip Code___2900000_______ Telephone_380 322 522681_
Fax__380 524463_________________ E-mail ik@litech.net

Distance learning development in business and project management

     <<Ihor:  You may change this to;
      Workshop at Open University/U.K. to discuss the distance learning
     development in business and project management."  (3 days)>>

EXCHANGE INSTITUTION(S). Please list the institution(s) you wish to
be affiliated with during your travel grant. If there are more than
two institutions, please list on a separate sheet of paper.

Institution:__University of Tampere, Global University System
Street Address P.O.Box 607 FIN-33101
City Tampere  State_______ Country FINLAND  Index/Zip
Contact Person_P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Title Acting President, Global
 University System; Chairman, GLOSAS/Finland; Professor
Department_Media Culture and Communication Education Hypermedia
Telephone_+358-3-215 6110
Fax: +358-3-215 7503
E-mail _ tapio.varis@uta.fi

Institution:_ Open University_
City Milton Keynes   State____________
Country  _UNITED KINGDOM__ Index/Zip Code_ MK7 6AA__Contact Person Dr. Paul
Lefrere  Title Senior Lecturer
Department Institute of Educational Technology
E-mail p.lefrere@open.ac.uk
Telephone_ +44-1-908 65 33 88
Fax  +44-1-908 67 28 02

Institution: Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance
 Education (CAADE) at GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation
Association in the U.S.A.
Street Address 43-23 Colden Street
City Flushing   State NY 11355-3998  Country U.S.A
Index/Zip Code______________
Contact Person_ Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., Title President Emeritus of
Global University System (GUS) and Chairman of  GLOSAS/USA
Telephone  718-939-0928
Fax   718-939-0656
E-mail utsumi@columbia.edu

10. Please check all areas of study in which you wish to concentrate:
Curriculum development
Teaching technologies including distance learning or computerized
Departmental administration
Educational services and the market
International program development
Standardized testing
Community outreach and public relations

11. TEACHING/PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: List courses you have taught
or are teaching in the humanities and social sciences, or other
appropriate professional activities. Attach a separate sheet of
paper, if necessary.

Innovations and Project management.

12. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY EVALUATION: Please indicate which languageyou propose
to use as a means of communicating during your project.
It is recommended that the applicant have some proficiency in the
native language of the country that will be visited. (Those traveling
to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and/or Ukraine may substitute
Russian for the native language.)
I. Language English
II. Please evaluate your present ability to write, speak, and
understand the language listed above by circling the appropriate
selection below. See explanation of rating scale in the application
Fluent Good Fair Poor Beginning
Speaking 1 2 3 4 5
Listening Comprehension 1 2 3 4 5
Reading 1 2 3 4 5
Writing 1 2 3 4 5
III. List language courses taken to date in reverse chronological
Business English in the Lviv Institute of Management- 1995-1997.

13. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT WAIVER: If you feel that no foreign language
knowledge is necessary for the realization of your project, please
explain why. How will communication and collaboration with the host
institution(s) and colleague(s) be facilitated without knowledge of
the local language?

Not Applicable at this time - this proposal concerns a project using
English; all the prospective partners are sufficiently competent in English

14. PROJECT GOALS AND OUTCOMES: Please list your project's goals and
anticipated outcomes, keeping in mind that the principal outcome
must be to strengthen the humanities and social sciences in
institutions of higher education in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia,
Russia, and/or Ukraine. Attach one additional typewritten sheet of
paper, if necessary.

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 a detailed
plan for the Europe Group of the Global University System,
e.g., a feasibility study, design of infrastructure and
administrative structure, selection of courseware, etc.


- To explore a possible solution to the serious problem of the
present widespread lack of awareness of market oriented approaches by
Ukrainian professionals, which partially explains the slowness of
change of the economic system in the Ukraine.
- To implement our proposed solution (which involves a new and
different approach to business education, using distance learning
through the INTERNET, to provide wider and cheaper access, more
rapidly and efficiently, to usable knowledge).
- To use our approach to help to train a core group of business
people, which will guarantee the promotion of  marketing reform in
Ukraine and the NIS.
- To evaluate our approach, particularly as the basis for a
sustained, countrywide Ukrainian system for distance learning through

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

* visits to administrators of distance learning departments at the
participating schools;
* holding seminars and collaborative workshops in Ukraine;
* attending relevant conferences;
* meeting and collaborating 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 above.

* 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. (GLOSAS/USA).

15. PROJECT PRODUCTS: Please list the products that will result from
this grant. Products can include, but are not limited to, new course
curricula, university outreach programs, textbooks, draft articles
for publications, research reports, or collaborative proposals for future projects.

*    Research report and collaborative proposals for Distance Learning
     Development in Ukraine, particularly for Project Management courses.
*    Plan, program and fund raising proposal for the workshop/conference on
      Emerging Global Electronic Distance Learning/01 in Ukraine".

     I added the second in the above.>>

(1) 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) 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.

16. TIMELINE: Please attach a detailed timeline of your proposed
project. Remember that all grants may not begin before April 1, 2000,and must
be completed no later than December 31, 2000.

     Add here  The workshop at the Open University is to be held as soon as
     this grant is made.">>

17. BUDGET: Please fill out the attached budget form. If more room is
needed for travel, please attach a separate sheet of paper.

     Pls figure this out with your travel agency.>>

18. PAST GRANTS: Please list all past IREX or US government grants
you have received, including years.

Community connection program, 8 weeks internship in Chicago.

address, phone number, and e-mail address of the person(s) writing
the letter(s) of support. Letters of support need not be
confidential, and should be attached to this application. Please
provide an English translation, if necessary.

20. CURRICULUM VITAE/RESUME: Please attach a current c.v./resume in
which you include, in reverse chronological order, your employment
record and all educational and professional schools attended above
the high school level.

     You may need to attach those of all of your team members who will be
     attending the workshop at the Open University.>>

Application Checklist
All applications must include:
_ Type-written, completed application;
_ Three copies of all application materials;
_ Index codes for all addresses and city and country codes for all
 telephone and fax numbers;
_ A current curriculum vitae (c.v.) or resume;
_ Letter(s) of support from host institution(s) with an English
 translation attached, if necessary;
_ Completed budget proposal form; and
_ A detailed project timeline.

21. SIGNATURE:I certify that the information given in this application is
complete and correct and that I have enclosed all necessary attachments, as
checked above.
__________________________________________ ________________
(Signature) (Date)

Deadline: January 14, 2000
Item Itinerary (travel sections only) Total Cost
International Travel: Trip One
International Travel: Trip Two
International Travel: Trip Three
Local Travel: Trip One
Local Travel: Trip Two
Local Travel: Trip Three
Per Diem (housing, meals, and incidentals) -Duration of grant (# of days) x
per diem amount (100/day maximum)
Materials and Research Fees
Visa Costs
Insurance (budget $50 for those traveling outside of the US; $200 for
those traveling within the US)

                      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. David A. Johnson, AICP
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor of School of Planning
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tenneseee
108-I Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-4051
Tel: +1-423-974 5227
Fax: +1-423-974 5229
* 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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