<<August 29, 1999>>

Konstantin M Golubev <gkmaddress@www.spaceinfo-gkm.kiev.ua>

Prof. Kazuyoshi Ishii <ishiik@neptune.kanazawa-it.ac.jp>

Timo Portimojarvi <hotipo@uta.fi>

Dr. Ihor B. Katerniak <ik@LITech.net>

Mykola B. Tomyn, MBA <tomyn@lim.lviv.ua>

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

Dr. Paul Lefrere <P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk>

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

Mr Esa Siivola <esa.siivola@xenex.fi>

Kenneth O. Roko <KenRoko@aol.com>

Roger Lee Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>

(1) Many thanks for your msgs.

ATTACHMENT I from Konstantin M Golubev

ATTACHMENT II from Ihor B. Katerniak

ATTACHMENT III from P. Tapio Varis

ATTACHMENT IV from Paul Lefrere

ATTACHMENT V from Jusri DeVries

ATTACHMENT VI from Ihor B. Katerniak

(2) Dear Konstantin:


Sorry I could not meet you at our Tampere event -- probably next time at
our Tokyo conference in April or May.

Pls send your PowerPoint slides to Timo ASAP.

Dear Timo:

Pls include his slides after UKRAINE: Mission Statement of Pilot
Project for Electronic Distance Education Development in Ukraine"

Incidentally, this group name should be changed to EUROPE
GROUP, and create a new AFRICA GROUP.

(3) Dear Ihor:


It was my great pleasure to have met with you and Mykola during our
Tampere event.

Dear Mykola:

Pls send me the transcript and slides of your talk. I would like
to include them in our handout/report to the World Bank --
particularly the diagram of the Internet backbone in and out of
your country.

Dear Ihor:

If you also kept the transcript of your talk, pls send it to me.

This mission statement is well refined and revised than the one in the
section of REGIONAL PROJECTS/EUROPE-AFRICA GROUP; Mission Statement of
Pilot Project for Electronic Distance Education Development in Ukraine"
in the handout of our Tampere event <http://www.uta.fi//EGEDL/outline/>,
though I think that you still need some polishing on English.

Dear Chief of Regional Pilot Projects:

Pls construct similar mission statement for your region or visit
its web site at <http://www.uar.net/conference/>.

Dear Timo:

Pls replace UKRAINE: Mission Statement of Pilot Project for
Electronic Distance Education Development in Ukraine" in the
with this revised mission statement.

(a) I am very happy to know that you plan to hold a follow-up
workshop/conference to our Tampere event in the year 2001 in

I would suggest that you may have a small workshop at Open
University, if Paul agrees to entertain it.

1. Purpose: to prepare your workshop/conference in 2001, and if
possible, to construct more detailed plan for Europe Group,
e.g., feasibility study, design of infra- and administrative
structure, selection of coursewares, etc.
2. Duration: for up to 3 days,
3. Total number of attendees -- about a dozen or less,
4. No workshop, demonstration, opening session, presentations
on infrastructure, but may have session keynote speakers,
5. Time: sooner the better, but depending on the travel fund
for this small workshop, which may be raised preferably from
European sources through Open University -- for which
application you may work together with Tapio, basing on this
mission statement,
6. Expected results:
a. Outline of programs of the workshop/conference in 2001
in Ukraine,
b. Fund raising proposal for your workshop/conference in
c. Detailed pilot project (or Concept Development")
proposal of Europe Group for major funding.

(b) I am glad to find that your new version includes NIS, which
include Russia.

My previous listserve distribution included the information by
Greg Cole and Natasha Bulashova about the Civic Networking Project
of Friends and Partners Foundation in Moscow which is financed by
Ford Foundation.

You may ask Natasha if your project and country may be in their
category to apply for funds, since your approach is similar to
their community development approach -- which is the key
ingredient to successful implementation of Internet;

Ms. Natasha Bulashova
Office of Information Services and Distance Learning
Information Innovation Center
Pushchino University
Natasha Bulashova, President
Friends and Partners Foundation, Russia
Moscow, Russia
telephone: (0967) 73-0611
fax: (095) 923-3602

When you will be in Kiev next time, pls visit Japanese Embassy to
obtain the application for Grass-Root (Kusanone)" Fund which
provides up to US$100,000 to non-profit organizations, though I am
not sure if your country belongs to their entitled country
category for the fund.

(c) You may ask Mr Esa Siivola of Xenex Telecom Ltd. if they have
their counterpart in Ukraine so that their Aloka echocardiograph
machine may be available for your telemedicine demo in Ukraine in

You may start considering to establish networks of telemedical
care with the echocardiograph machine with Finn-Medi and medical
institutions in Ukraine, as our telemedicine demo did at the Finn-Medi during our Tampere event.

Dr. Takuma (who conducted the demo) told me yesterday that
he expects to have a portable echocardiograph machine by the
end of this year!!

(4) Dear Tapio and Paul:


I am very happy to hear of your favorable responses to Ihor's request.

(5) Dear Jusri:


It was my great pleasure to have met with you at Tampere event.

I visited your web sites -- very beautiful and interesting!!

Pls contact Tapio and help him.

We would appreciate it if you can kindly solicit interest of members of
your Distance Education Network (DEN) of the European Association for
International Education (EAIE).

We would also appreciate it if you can attend the workshop at Open
University, when it will be held.

(6) Dear Ihor:


Many thanks for your msg of today.

Dear Ken:

Pls make a change of your slide as Ihor requested, and send it to
Roger Boston to revise the slide in his web.

Tapio will soon submit his interim report to the InfoDev of the
World Bank, and it will refer to the web.

Best, Tak

To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 03:34:25 -0700
From: "Konstantin M Goloubev" <gkmaddress@zdnetmail.com>
Subject: From Konstantin M Golubev, GKM Research Group, Kiev, Ukraine

Dear Dr Utsumi,

Thank you very much for your invitation to Tampere and kind words. I really
appreciate it very high.

At the moment I see that problem of travel funding can not be solved before
beginning of conference. Dr Katerniak has said that he is not able to help
in this situation.

I would like to participate in your activity and hope to be useful. I am
sorry not to have funds for travel. You know, sometimes I have no money even
for food, just like majority of people in our country.

Prof. Kazuyoshi Ishii ( Kanazawa Institute of Technology )
ishiik@neptune.kanazawa-it.ac.jp ), Chairperson of Program Committee of
ISPIM'99 - The 12th International Conference of International Society for
Professional Innovation Management in Tokyo (26-29th September 1999) has
informed that my paper "Traditional + Adaptive Learning = broad way to
Knowledge" was accepted to be published in the Proceedings. Organizers
invited me to arrive to Tokyo, but when I have explained our financial
abilities they agreed to publish paper without my direct participation in
the Conference. You have seen PowerPoint presentation based on this paper.

Dear Tak, tell me - is it possible to show our presentation in my absence
and print some copies of paper for those who are interested? Presentation in
PowerPoint format is in the file 'gkm.ppt' and paper is in the file
'gkmpaper.rtf' in the attachment 'gkmpowerpoint.zip'.

Warm regards,

Konstantin M Golubev
General Knowledge Machine Research Group

Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 14:00:51 +0300
From: Ihor Katernyak <katerniak@syslab.ceu.hu>
To: tapio.varis@uta.fi, utsumi@www.friends-partners.org, P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk,
antti.kasvio@uta.fi, ik@litech.net
Subject: European Pilot Project

Dear Tak, Topio, Antti and Paul:

It was a pleasure meeting you at the conference.
I would be very interested in pursuing an international partnership
between your GLOSAS/USA, University of Tampere, Open University and
the Lviv Institute of Management and Technology Promotion Center for
the project on Electronic Distance Learning Development in Ukraine and
another New Independence States. In attachment you can find our last
version of the project mission statement. I am honored that you would
suggest that this is a possibility and would be glad to pursue this in
obviously much more detail for InfoDev as part of European Pilot
If you have any comments or need additional information I will be happy
to provide it.
With best regards,
P.S. I am in Hungary right now and this e-mail address is appropriate
for your replay only until August 23. After August 23 you can send your
letters to me on ik@litech.net.

Electronic Distance Education Development
in Ukraine and another New Independence States (NIS)
(Mission Statement)

I. Business, Medical, and Telecommunication Coalition/Ukraine

The Ukrainian Coalition for Information Infrastructure in Education and Health
Care "Business, Medical, and Telecommunication Coalition/Ukraine (BMTC/UA)"
was created in 1998 by the initiative of Dr. Takeshi Utsumi (Chairman of the
GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A., President of
Global University in the U.S.A.), and Dr. _hor Katerniak, (Director of the
Technology Promotion Center-LIM, Ukraine). Today the Coalition unites
representatives from business and medical schools, hospitals, specialized
secondary schools, and technical experts in telecommunications from various
regions of Ukraine. The mission of "BMTC/UA" is to promote the ideas related
to the use of broadband technologies for distance learning, knowledge transfer
and collaboration through the international partnership in business and

The main tasks of the Coalition are as follows:
promote the development of global distance learning and TeleMedicine;
expand partnerships at regional and international levels;
establish business contacts with institutions which are able to assist in
maximizing the network capacity and satellite connection;
elaborate the pilot project of Electronic Distance Education Development in
Ukraine and another NIS;
seek for founds to reach the goals and expand the project;
monitor and assess the results of the project effectiveness.

The local network and management infrastructure, technological base will be
provided by the Technology Promotion Center (TPC), which was created in April
1996 in the partnership of Philadelphia University City Science Center /UCSC
and Lviv Institute of Management for promotion of new technologies in
following systems:
the system of management through informational assistance and methodological
provision for project management;
the system of education through introduction of innovational methods of
education, development and design of new educational programs for distance
the system of production through licensing and small business development;
the system of commerce (electronic commerce) and services (tourism) through
introduction of multimedia and Internet technologies.

TPC assists universities, schools and businesses to use multimedia,
telecommunications, and networking technologies to enhance their programs and

The first actual step of Ukraine entering the International Coalition for
Global Information Infrastructure (GII) in Education and Health Care was the
participation and presentation of BMTC/UA (Dr. I.Katerniak with technical
assistance from Dr. A.Saban) "Global Lecture Hall (GLH)" videoconference on
21, 1998) and Emerging Electronic Distance Education (EEDE) in Ukrainian
Interactive Workshops and Demonstrations in Lviv, Ukraine (October 22, 1998).
There was a face-to-face meeting for discussion with people from various
regions of Ukraine who can benefit most from our next step of development
(web-site is located at http://www.uar.net/conference/ ). It was an
extraordinary historical event; panelists are located from Tokyo, Japan to
Lviv, Ukraine, spanning almost 18 time zones. ____/UA's participation in the
Internet Active Conference has attracted great interest on the part of
business circles in the U.S.A., UK, Spain, Italy and Germany in adjusting
partnership relations in distance learning development. It was sponsored by
the Science and Technology Management Association (Dr. George Gamota,

Hence, today we have talented Ukrainian experts experienced in Computer-Mediated Multimedia Systems (CMMS) [e.g., ShareVision, NetMeeting, etc.]
through telecom media [e.g., TCP/IP-oriented Internet, etc.] and established
international relations which ensure practical implementation of broadband
technologies for expanding distance education in Ukraine.

II. Electronic Distance Education Development in Ukraine and NIS.

Processes of economic globalization, which are developing especially rapidly
on the verge of the next millennium, are closely connected with science-consuming high-tech production, knowledge transfer, advanced management and
the development of modern telecommunication and information technologies. The
scientific and technological potential in Ukraine and another NIS, the great
number of talented people, capacity of developing countries market and unique
opportunities for introduction of investment projects requires intensive use
of telecommunication technologies for the development of international
partnerships both in science and in business, as well as in cultural
understanding, and exchange (including tourism). With the present conditions
of economic transformation in Ukraine and the budget deficit, special
attention should be paid to restructuring, introducing new methods of
management and involving out-of-budget funds and donor organizations to the
development of education and health care, which is a priority for society. The
new quality level, availability, base on international exchanges and standards
can provide with the latest electronic means of information and transfer and

Today the fields of education and medicine lag seriously behind other areas in
the use of new technology and telecommunications, even though the emerging
global information society will depend on knowledgeable consumers.
Digitalization and the growing use of computers are creating new forms of
illiteracy and poverty resulting in new forms of discrimination emerging
between countries and groups equipped to enter modern information and
knowledge society and those who are not.

Emerging Electronic Distance Education (EDE) offers many advantages to the
participants and the world as a whole. Promoting EDE allows for the sharing of
ideas, values and knowledge throughout the world. It opens up areas of
communication and cooperation previously unrealized, contributing to world
peace. The individuals whom we help to educate today will be our leaders

Right now there is a possibility to use the UARNet existing channels of
satellite connection with the admission capacity of 1M/512Kbps
(Nordudent/Stockholm) for implementing the Ukrainian Project. However, this
connection is too overloaded today and is not enough to use it in

The Goals of Electronic Distance Education Development in Ukraine and NIS are:

1. Create Global University/Ukraine. Broaden the scope of educational services
with implementation of the latest technologies and give an opportunity to use
all possible sources and resources of worldwide information network

2. Install information networks with two-way broadband digital satellite
channels for TeleMedicine and distance learning; connect Ukraine to the
developed countries of the world (U.S.A., Finland, U.K., Switzerland, Japan,

3. Establish partnership relations with educational and medical institutions
in other countries for the two-way international exchange of knowledge,
professional experience, medical and technical know-how, and establish a new
affordable means (communication platforms) of providing development training
and assistance.

4. Develop the network of Centers for technical and information support in all
regions of Ukraine and some region of NIS.

It will be able to provide students, managers of public and private
enterprises, unemployed people, and other interested parties, within as well
as outside of Ukraine, with equal educational opportunities. It is intended to
broaden the scope and increase the quality of educational programs using the
scientific and technical resources of the participating universities,
institutes, academies, and providers of professional development courses.
Also, it will give a chance to people of Ukrainian or Russia origin living
abroad to study different subjects in their native language.

There have been many distance education conferences around the world which
have been visited only by participants who can afford to attend, - thus
excluding many who can make valuable contributions. Conversely, the aim of our
Ukrainian Project is to serve people in Ukraine who often cannot attend such
meetings and conferences.

The main directions of activities:


2.Knowledge transfer.

3.Business development.

4. Health Care and TeleMedicine.

4. Culture and tourism.

6. International workshop and conference on Emerging Global Electronic
Distance Lerning-2001.

The development of educational, business and cultural activities together with
the TeleMedicine will make it possible to share the expenses which will be
quite large. For instance, transfer of X-ray photographs with high dividing
capasity (600-1200dpi) requires broad-band Internet via digital satellite
channels, which is too expensive.

1. Education

A purpose of this project is to explore the educational potential of the
Internet in Ukraine. Traditional and formal methods of higher-education have
many merits but there are many limitations as well. Our hypothesis is that
the Internet makes possible a different kind of learning - more interactive,
less exclusive, less expensive, more flexible, and perhaps more creative and

In the conditions of economic reforms in Ukraine, the specialties related to
professional development and establishing close international partnerships are
in greatest demand, such as management of organizations, medicine and
engineering. But in mostly cases business education is not available for
talent people in Ukraine and NIS because is to mach expensive and it is not
existed any credit mechanisms. In addition, great demand has been noticed for
obtaining additional knowledge by the students of secondary schools and
universities motivated by critical conditions in the labor market of Ukraine
(about 350 unemployed persons per one workplace in some regions of Ukraine).

Virtual Business School (VBS)

Lviv Institute of Management (LIM) was created in 1991 as a private, self-sustaining, not-for-profit institute to assist growing private business in the
region by educational, training and consulting services. LIM was among the
first institutions in the former Soviet Union in which the MBA program was

To achieve a multiplication effect in delivery of the best quality academic
and training programs and to facilitate really interactive cooperation between
companies and business schools, LIM has committed itself to the development of
distance learning systems.

The goal is to provide new models for distance learning not only to residents
of Ukraine but to people all over the Central/Eastern Europe (CEE) so that
they may be able to take advantage of leading business schools development and
have direct access to managers of leading companies.


The economic situation in the region and the level of business education
development are rationale for the creation of global educational system
(virtual business school - VBS). The reasons are:

1. Real gurus in business training and education are always in shortage, and
specifically in our region. VBS will build a unique team of trainers and

2. Slow change of economic systems in the CEE is partially explained by lack
of professionals with market oriented thinking. A new and different approach
to business education will help to train a critical amount of business people,
which will guarantor for promotion of the marketing reform in Ukraine and NIS.
Only up to 10% work places is created by Small and Medium Businesses and ~10%
in GNP (for compare - 50-70% in developed countries).

3. Business education is strongly based on American textbooks, which tends to
be too theoretical. Distance learning methodology will bring speakers from
real businesses without removing them from their companies. It will enhance
the writing of case studies and textbooks based on local experience.

4. People who really need business education are so busy that almost no other
type of teaching aside from distance learning is convenient for them.

5. VBS will consolidate all professionals who are really dedicated to the
highest standards of business education and market oriented development. This
gives us a chance to consider VBS not only as an educational center, but also
as a public union for the reformation of the existing economic systems.

6. VBS will naturally integrate business people from CEE into international
partnerships through participation in the same type of programs.

The project is based on the existing network of business schools in the CEE.
Resources of five leading business schools, united in a group during the
seminars in 1998-1999 and known as "Lviv Initiative", will be used as a base
for VBS (LIM, IMI-Kyiv, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv Financial Institute and
Dnipropetrovsk Business School). Geographically they cover Ukraine from East
to West. Central Europe will be represented by the business school of
Jagellonian University (Krakow, Poland), Lublin Business School (Poland), CEU
(Budapest, Hungary) and Economic University (Prague, Czech).

Through cooperation by the group of the five institutes, joint curriculum and
teaching materials will be developed. Each school will contribute from the
strongest parts of its program.

The important role of supervising will be up to the Global and American
universities, currently cooperating with LIM and IMI - Wayne State University
and Carnegie Mellony University. Both American Schools have well-developed
systems for distance learning and will play the role of technical and
methodological tutors. The telecommunication industry of the CEE countries
will be evaluated jointly in relation to instructional delivery.

In January 1999, an algorithm for the distance learning in "Innovations and
Project Management" was developed (authors: Dr.I.Katernyak and Dr. G.Gamota)
for R&D manaders and technology based companies.

Ethics of business communication (Cultural and Business Ethics), Self-Management and Business English, or any other foreign language can be chosen
by a trainee. Foreign language learning is very time-consuming. Unfortunately,
after having studied a foreign language for a long period of time and having
attended various language courses and programs, professionals still feel lack
of skills, practice and experience to apply the foreign language effectively
in business environment. To increase their proficiency, the Distance Education
Program in Foreign Language for Business Purposes should include the integral
parts of foreign language knowledge, (i.e. effectiveness, fluency and
accuracy). All classical language teaching curricula have been focused mainly
on accuracy. As a result, there are so many people today knowing too much
about a foreign language but knowing too little of how to use it effectively
for their professional purposes. First and foremost, the DEP in FLBP is
designed for and oriented on in-service "students" wishing to improve the
effectiveness of their skills in business foreign language.

In the social sphere one can see raising demand for major in Human Resource

2. Knowledge Transfer

Ukraine possesses great scientific and technological potential, well-educated
and talented personnel. The basic priorities in its innovation and development
are aircraft and rocket construction, biotechnologies and medicine,
informational technologies and new materials. The big international project
such as Sea launch' have demonstrated successfully the value of those
technologies. Nevertheless, there are lot R&D results that still are not
commercialized, because of lack of information and experience in business. The
market of modern technology is shaping now and there are only a few Ukrainian
professional consulting groups experienced in technology commercialization
fields and they are concentrated in such big centers as Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv.
Than there is need for a sustained Ukrainian countrywide system for technology
commercialization distance learning and consulting on the base information
INTERNET technologies which is necessary as for scientists as for
entrepreneurs from technology oriented businesses.

The possibility to use teleconferences for promotion of common research and
development, information exchange and understanding is under consideration
now. We expect to establish partnerships with international donor
organizations and funds, such as the National Science Foundation, which
supports projects for designing high information-capacity wireless
communication systems for full mobility that will require synergistic,
multidisciplinary research efforts encompassing a breadth of communication
functions. The project has to create a certain support system for the
scientists who have no access to the modern literature and possibilities to
participate in the meetings dedicated to the field of their scientific

3. Business Development

Closer integration of scientific and business communities, and the development
of technology-based small businesses result in the need for additional
business knowledge for companies in Ukraine's transitional economy. How
international knowledge and experience can be successfully applied in
Ukrainian legal and economic conditions, and how innovation structures and
funds can be supported. Availability of teleconference technologies and well-developed information network can assist in establishing business contacts, in
starting and providing business in Ukraine, and may become the foundation for
introduction of such projects as Virtual Business Incubator (consulting,
training anf information support in partnetship with Busines Incubator
Development Program (BID/USAID)) and electronic commerce. It will permit the
creation of conferences involving venture capital, organize multimedia
meetings of shareholders, which is of special interest in Ukraine today, and
processes of privatization and post-privatizational management.

4. Health Care and TeleMedicine

This direction of the Coalition activities is guided by the Lviv Institute of
Management being the regional office of American International Health
Alliance, Lviv Regional Clinical Hospital, Lviv Railway Clinical Hospital,
Specialized Secondary School for children with heart diseases, Lviv Medical
University, Galytska (regional) Psychiatric Association, and Association of
private medicine, which has its departments in all regions of Ukraine. Two
modern centers of women's healthcare (which provide breast cancer screening
(mammogram)), and neonatology services have begun their activity.

It has been envisaged to broaden the activity in neonatology in other cities
of Ukraine (Kharkiv, Kyiv, Odessa, and Donetsk).

Accumulated experience and established contacts in the sphere of Health Care
could and should be used and disseminated in Ukraine through the system of
Electronic Distance Education (Interactive Medical Workshops and Conferences)
and TeleMedicine.

The Health Care Activity has been mainly focused on medical diagnosis,
consulting, data transfer (e.g., ECGs, X-rays, heart sounds) and some medical
education programs. Today telemedicine can apply telecommunications and
medical technologies to support information exchange between a physician and a
patient, or between two physicians in geographically separated locations and
to facilitate the exchange of information for medical, healthcare, research
and educational purposes.

The Internet enables us to practice TeleMedicine and it can be of equal
potential value for more developed and newly developing economies. The growth
of Internet access and use now means that patients, medical professionals and
organizations can jointly benefit from the available information and support.
The Internet can be used for:
medical information access;
medical training;
health care and support for patients;
remote diagnosis and consulting;
emergency/epidemic support;
preventative care education.

Immediate access to medical databases.

Health care institutions in Ukraine can use computer systems to store their
medical records and databases electronically. Doctors can retrieve information
about their patients when it is necessary, print out prescriptions to their
patients and keep their electronic records.

Tele-consultation and training.

TeleMedicine network will offer an opportunity for consulting between doctors
and other medical professionals in health care (via telephone, email,
videoconferencing, etc.). Distance education can also involve a small rural
hospital, whose doctors/nurses are able to "attend" consultations conducted by
a professor at a larger teaching hospital (special and important for
TransCarpathian region of Ukraine).

TeleMedicine services are able to offer an opportunity for training and
education. It is also apparent for us that an efficient and effective health
care infrastructure requires not only access to expertise, but it should also
provide health care professionals and the public with medical training
programs focused on prevention of illnesses, hygiene, and other basic
requirements for a physically healthy society.

Although much of the more sophisticated technologies such as virtual reality
are still expensive, the cost of some technologies is dropping, so that
TeleMedicine should become more affordable to more people, regions and
countries than ever before.

In the present critical conditions of economic transformation and budget
deficit, we have identified the necessity to develop managerial skills in the
system of health care and its reformation. Lviv Institute of Management
arranges seminars and workshops for managers and doctors of medical
institutions in Health Care Management, Privatization in accordance with the
acting legislation and exchange of experience on the regular basis.

TeleMedicine has many social and economic benefits, it can generate new
sources of revenues for service providers and equipment suppliers and can
optimize the use of available human and capital resources in Ukraine. Such
applications as TeleMedicine should be of interest to telecom operators since
they generate additional traffic over existing networks and offer the
opportunity to extend limited networks.

The impact of telemedicine on health care structures in Ukraine can be
significant. It also raises regulatory issues concerning legality, liability,
confidentiality, competition, etc.

5. Culture and Tourism

Ukraine is approaching the top 20 most visited countries in the world. In
spite of the complicated economic situation Ukraine finds itself in, the
tourism sector reported a profit in 1998, returning Hr 3.2bn to the state
budget (according to State Tourism Committee, Feb. 17, 1999). Lviv is a city
of outstanding monuments of architecture and works of art.

Last year (1998) the ensemble of the historical center of Lviv was inscribed
on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Cities. A great number of foreigners are
eager to visit Lviv (both for business and pleasure) and it is essential for
them to better know the city facilities. Virtual City-Lviv Project may be of
great help for them in finding all necessary information and in giving the
general vision of the city. So, using the up-to-date possibilities of
information technologies we can start implementing the "Virtual City-Lviv"
Project with 3 dimensional (3D) rotating image of glittering cathedrals,
picture galleries, museums, the opera theatre, hotels, restaurants, business
centers, etc. The web can be made in HTML and VRML techniques and therefore
can be used via Internet therefore being available worldwide.

6. International workshop and conference on Emerging Global Electronic
Distance Learning-2001, Ukraine.

For promotion distance education tele- healthcare and tele- medicine to
Ukraine and NIS we propose to organized demonstration workshop and conference
on Emerging Global Electronic Distance Learning-in the may, 2001 in Ukraine.
On the workshop we will present existing low-cost teleconferencing
technologies, fully functional all-HTML web course delivery platforms and
advanced web teaching materials, to make tele medicine demonstrations. The
goals of the conference will be introduce the global university system,
discuss role of telecommunications in the global information society and
promotion to Ukraine and NIS, role of Broadband INTERNET technologies in the
future of global tele-education.

Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 15:57:55 +0000
To: ik@litech.net, utsumi@columbia.edu, P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk,
From: Tapio Varis <tapio.varis@uta.fi>
Subject: Re: European Pilot Project

Dear Ihos,

Thank you for your message. I am waiting for Dr. Lefrere s response but am
very inclined to include your proposal as the European pilot project. Regards,

Tapio Varis

Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 15:08:36 +0100
Subject: Re(2): European Pilot Project
To: tapio.varis@uta.fi
Cc: ik@litech.net, utsumi@columbia.edu, p.lefrere@open.ac.uk,
From: P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk (Paul Lefrere)

Dear all

I was in the USA until this morning so have been unable to contact you and
to say again how much I enjoyed the workshop.

I agree with your suggestions and look forward to working on the proposal
and helping to find funds for it.

Ihor mentioned the InfoDev call for proposals. I asked an American friend
to find out what remained in the 1999 budget for that call. Here is what
he reports...
>I spoke with Mike Potashnik (Head of the Education & Technology Group,
>and a personal friend) from the World Bank yesterday. The Conference fund
>that originated with the INFODEV program has already exhausted its resources.
>They may or may not get renewed funding next year, according to Mike.

In my opinion, Michael Potashnik will find it easier to get renewed
funding if we work up our ideas into a proposal which he can show to

Best wishes


Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1999 10:10:55 +0300
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
From: Jusri De Vries <jdevries@uiah.fi>
Subject: Next step

Dear Dr. Utsumi:

It was great honor to meet you in Tampere Conference. Althought you were
very busy (understandably), I was glad we had an opportunity to chat and
share some information about using webcasting as an affordable mean of
instruction. If your time permits, you can review more examples on my
website (click on webcasting from N. Arizona Uni.). Additionally, you
welcome to read my CV and my professional background. The URL address is:

As we discussed briefly, I am the Chairman of Distance Education Network
DEN of the European Association for International Education EAIE
Our main objective is to connect and provide (affordable) education to
anyone who seeks it. Focus is given to post-communist countries. More
objectives are listed on DEN's website:

I will be very happy to coordinate and participate as a group in any global
activity(ies) that you see fit. The next logic question accordingly is:
I welcome your feedback and look forward to hearing from you.
Jusri DeVries, MFA, EAIE, IDEC
Coordinator, Distance Learning & Instructional Development
Chair, Distance Education Network, European Assoc. for International

Mailing address: University of Art and Design - Art Education
H‹meentie 135 C
FIN-00560 Telephone: +358-40-533-4204
Helsinki, Fax: +358-9-7563-0250
Finland ISDN: +358-9-7563-0490 (2 lines)
E-mail: jdevries@uiah.fi
Home page: http://www.uiah.fi/~jdevries
Distance Education Network: http://www.eaie.nl/activities/ps/DEN/

Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 20:15:48 +0200
To: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>, Tapio Varis <titava@uta.fi>
From: Ihor Katerniak <ik@litech.net>
Subject: Global Electronic Distance Learning
Cc: KenRoko@aol.com, tpc@lim.lviv.ua

Dear Tak and Tapio,

Many thanks for your afford and help for Ukrainian team to take part in the
wonderful workshop and Emerging Global Electronic Distance Learning (EGEDL'99)
conference in Tampere University from August 9 to August 14. Everyone really
enjoyed the EGEDL conference.

1. It was fantastic demonstrations of low-cost teleconferencing technologies
organized by Roger Boston (Houston Community College) who is really leader and
professional in the successful using these videoconferencing technologies.
Availability of a high scientific and technological potential in Ukraine and a
great number of talented people, capacity of Ukrainian market and
opportunities for investment projects requires intensive use of
telecommunication technologies for the development of international
partnerships both in science and in business, governments, educationas and the
health care community well as in cultural understanding, and exchange.

Thanks all for exelent presantations: "MINCS-UH", "SCS" and "Skybridge among
Hawaiian Islands", "PEACESAT" and another broad band internet technologies.

2. Advanced web technologies and teleconferences are the base our Virtual
Business School(VBS). A new and different approach to business education will
help to train a critical amount of business people which are necessary for
promotion marketing reform in Ukraine. VBS is good chance for professional
development through really interactive cooperation between companies and
business school. The goal is to provide new models for distance learning not
only to residents of Ukraine but to people all over the Central/Eastern Europe
(CEE) so that they may be able to take advantage of leading business schools
development and direct access to managers of leading companies.

To be as part created by you and lead by you Global University System will be
big honor for us. (Can I ask Ken make same changes in Ukrainian part
(slide18) produced by him Global University Diagrams (see in attachment).

3. Very interesting presentation by Mr. Matti Eskola about the Finn-Medi
Research activities, technology base small business development and exciting
telemedicine (3D chocardiography) demonstrations at the Finn-Medi Research.
This demonstration showed the possibility for Lviv Regional Clinical Hospital
and Specialized Secondary School for children with heart diseases of
diagnosing patients by an expert doctor from another countries are regions in
real time. Two Ukrainian modern centers of womenƒs health (that provides with
breast cancer screening (mammogram)), and of neonatology have started their
activity. They are interested in using asynchronousness methods, which
doesn't need the high speed line for sending x-ray photos.

4. Thanks for intresting tour to Nokia, Tempere sightseeing and wonderful
Finnish evening with songs and sauna.

It was a pleasure meeting you and opportunity to meet with my old friends from
USA and Brazil. Conference as face to face meeting started-up international
partnerships that are interesting in expending distance learning. Pilot-project sessions -- it was enjoy time work together with professionals from
Finland, UK, USA, Cyprus, Estonia and Russia. I hope our Presentation of
Business, Medical, and Telecommunication Coalition and Pilot Project for
Electronic Distance Education Development in Ukraine were interested for you
too and I will be appreciate you for your comments.

I believe our collaborations will increase in the future. I think we should
organize the same EGEDL conference in Ukraine at 2001 were we all will be have
next chance to meet together.

With best wishes to all Participants of Tampere event,

Ihor Katerniak
List of Distribution

Konstantin M Golubev
General Knowledge Machine Research Group
Kiev, Ukraine

Prof. Kazuyoshi Ishii
Chairperson of Program Committee of ISPIM'99
The 12th International Conference of International Society for Professional
Innovation Management
Tokyo (26-29th September 1999)
Kanazawa Institute of Technology

Timo Portimojarvi
Assistentti, KM
mediakulttuuri, viestintakasvatus,
avoimet oppimisymparistot
University of Tampere
Satamakatu 4 A 11
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
+358-40-550 3193
GSM: +358-40-550-3193

Dr. Ihor B. Katerniak
Project Manager
A Business, Medical, and Telecommunication Coalition in Ukraine
Technology Promotion Center-LIM
57, 700-richchia Lvova Str,
Lviv, Ukraine
Pone: 380 322-522681
Fax: 380 322-522682
Deputy Manager of BID program in Ukraine
19, Panasa Myrnoho Str.
Kyiv, Ukraine
Pone; 380 44 290 8368
Fax: 380 44 290 0495
e-mail: ik@LITech.net
http://www.lim.lviv.ua/english/de/ -- for Pilot Project "Electronic Distance
Education Development in Ukraine"

Mykola B. Tomyn, MBA
Information Manager
Lviv Institute of Management
Technology Promotion Center
57 Chornovil Ave.
Lviv 290601
phone: +38 (0322) 522-681
fax: +38 (0322) 524-463

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor
Chairman, GLOSAS/Finland
Professor and Chair
Media Culture and Communication Education
Hypermedia laboratory
Chairman, Scientific Council
Information Society Research Center
University of Tampere
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
tel: +358-3-215 6111
Direct (24 hour availability) mobile phone:
GSM +358-50-567-9833
fax: +358-3-215 7503
http://www.uta.fi/~titava -- Tapio's page with photo

Dr. Paul Lefrere
Institute of Educational Technology
Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
United Kingdom

Jusri DeVries, 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 Uiah
Hameentie 135 C
FIN-00560 Helsinki
+358 9 7563 0531
Fax +358 9 7563 0250
Mobile +358 40 533 4204
ISDN: +358-9-7563-0490 (2 lines)
http://www.eaie.nl/activities/ps/DEN/ -- for Distance Education Network.

Mr Esa Siivola
Xenex Telecom Ltd.
Kutoijantie 4 B
P.O.Box 61
FUN-02631 Espoo, Finland
fax: +358 3 389 9231

Kenneth O. Roko
Next Generation Networks Technology, Inc.
8218 Running Creek Ct.
Springfield, VA 22153
T: 703-455-8771
F: 860-649-1760
C: 703-919-1965
E: KenRoko@aol.com

Roger Lee Boston
Rockwell Chair Instructor and Consultant for Creativity
Distance Education/Technology Center
Office of the President
Houston Community College System
4310 Dunlavy
P. O. Box 7849
Houston, TX 77270-7849
713-718-5224 (direct)
713-265-5343 (main)
FAX: 713 718-5301
* 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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