<<September 1, 1999>>

Dr. Teresita I. Barcelo <tbarcelo@iconn.com.ph>

Dr. Felix Librero <lex@laguna.net>

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

Ben I. Haraguchi <haragucb@arentfox.com>

Norman H. Okamura, Ph.D. <norman@elele.peacesat.hawaii.edu>

Victor T. Ching <vicching@compass.com.ph>

Sherrilynne Fuller, Ph.D. <sfuller@u.washington.edu>

Kimberly K. Obbink <kobbink@montana.edu>

Timo Portimojarvi <hotipo@uta.fi>

Mr. Myron Nordquist <myron_nordquist@burns.senate.gov>

Matt Raymond <matt_raymond@burns.senate.gov>

Jack Hyyppa <hyyppa@kusm.montana.edu>

Nels D. Sanddal <NSanddal@citmt.org>

Shin Takuma, M.D. <st245@columbia.edu>

Michael Cannon <mgcannon@ectoninc.com>

Mary Siegfried <ecton15@netreach.net>

Mr. Robert Gordon <rgordon@iie.org>

Arturo M. Pesigan, M.D. <deansde@mozcom.com>

G. Robert (Bob) Converse <Bob.Converse@mccada.mauicc.Hawaii.Edu>

(1) Many thanks for your msgs.

ATTACHMENT I from Dr. Teresita I. Barcelo

ATTACHMENT II from Rafael Bozeman Rodriguez

ATTACHMENT III from Sherrilynne Fuller

ATTACHMENT IV from Kimberly K. Obbink

ATTACHMENT V from Nels D. Sanddal

ATTACHMENT VI from Shin Takuma

ATTACHMENT VII from Kimberly K. Obbink

ATTACHMENT VIII from Robert Gordon

ATTACHMENT IX from G. Robert (Bob) Converse

(2) Dear Teresita and Ralph:

It was my great regret we could have you at our Tampere event.

See you again soon, since Ben Haraguchi (whom you met during our visit
to Manila in May) told us during the event that he would take Norman and
me to visit you again in September for further discussion of our
Pacific/Asia operation.

At that time, we can also discuss your participation in our Tokyo
workshop/conference next April (or May) which Ben's FSUN/Tokyo office is
now organizing.

BTW, Dr. Felix Librero has been in our listserve distribution with

Dear Ralph:

Congratulations to your becoming one of FSUN/Philippines members!!

(3) Dear Victor:

My heartfelt congratulations to your successful inauguration of

I received all of the copies of your very impressive news
clippings -- they were very large files with more than 1.5
MBytes!! I would strongly suggest that you choose next time
appropriate scanning resolution, use compression algorithm, and
upload them into your web site and inform us with its URL --
otherwise, they took very long time to download and filled up my
email storage quota at Columbia University very quickly.

(4) Dear Sherrilynne:

Very sorry you could not attend our event either.

Your program is very interesting.

Pls let me know the address of Dr. Herman Tollentino at the University
of Philippines so that we may be able to meet him while we will be in
Manila this month with Ben and Norman.

Pls also inform me the address of Dr. Anne Marie Kimball so that she may
be interested in our South American operation which I informed you in my
previous distribution.

I would expect your attendance at our Tokyo conference next April (or

(5) Dear Kim:

(a) You demo and videotape of NetMeeting videoconferencing via
broadband Internet were very impressive.

Pls convey my heartfelt thanks to David Todd, John Miller,
Jacqueline M. Bean, Robert Friedrich, Scott Figg, Debbie
Dehmer and other Bozeman people.

I would greatly appreciate it if you can kindly make a videotape
(VHS/NTSC) (and, if possible, CD-ROM) of a NetMeeting (point-to-point) videoconferencing with your Hawaiian colleague and with
Timo -- incidentally, we forgot to do it at the computer science
center of the Univ. of Tampere where there is a direct connection
with 165 Mbps to Helsinki.

If the CD-ROM version can also be uploaded into your web,
everybody can view it.

If you can do the same with CU-SeeMe (multipoint-to-multipoint)
among your BTC, Hawaiian colleague and Timo, I would be most
grateful to you.

Pls try to have web accessing which includes PowerPoint
slides with 3D animation during the videoconferencing.

I would like to bring them to Tokyo and Manila in order to show
them how wonderful and vital necessity to have broadband Internet.

(b) Dear Jack Hyyppa:

I was very glad to have you at our event.

I would like to have from you a brief write-up on your deployment
plan of digital broadcasting -- I am particularly interested in
its broadband Internet via terrestrial TV frequencies.

(c) Dear Matt:

Thank you very much for your attendance, indeed.

I hope you showed your video to Myron.

As asked you during the even, would you mind sending me a copy of
your videotape?

(d) Dear Kim:

Pls consider to visit D.C. and NYC soon. I would like to visit
various funding sources (e.g., Ford Foundation and Japan
Foundation in NYC, etc.) with you, Myron and Ben at your earliest
convenience -- for our Tokyo conference and thereafter projects.

I would also like to talk with you how wireless approach can be
applied to the projects of connecting native American's K-12
schools and community in Montana, and also how it can be applied
to Nels Sanddal's project.

(6) Dear Nels:

Thank you very much indeed for your kind words in your August 27 hard
copy letter (ATTACHMENT V).

Once someone asked me why I think such a big project -- my reply
was I once lived in Montana -- a BIG SKY COUNTRY!!"

Thank you very much for your strong interest and willingness to
participate in our project -- particularly in emergency medical care

I wonder if you would be interested in applying a wireless broadband
Internet to your project -- maybe in conjunction with Kim's and Myron's
project of connecting native American communities in Montana.

(a) First step could be its deployment between your CITF building and
BTC, if they can be seen with line-of-sight. If Kim allows, you
can have the luxury of using broadband (45 Mbps) Internet at your

(b) You may then configure the connection of your local sites in
Montana with microwave and spread spectrum wireless networks --
about which you must have learned a lot from presenters at our
Tampere event.

(c) Recently Dr. Takuma (who conducted our telemedicine demo) informed
me that a portable echocardiograph machine (ATTACHMENT VI) will be
available by the end of this year. You may consider using it for
your project, if appropriate or necessary.

Dear Michael Cannon:

Pls send me 10 sets of your Ecton Sonnet digital
echocardiography system at your earliest convenience. We
are considering to have a telemedicine demo with echo
machine during our Tokyo workshop/conference next April (or
May) as we did during our Tampere event <www.uta.fi/EGEDL>.

Dear Dr. Takuma:

You mentioned to me the other day over the phone that you
have a doctor came from Philippines. Pls start talking with
him if he can be involvement in this telemedicine demo --
preferably being in Manila at that time.

Nels; Yes, I agree with and am very interested in your statement: We
feel that the rural nature of our own state can provide an excellent
test bed for the design, delivery and refinement of materials prior to
transoceanic transmission." Pls let me know if your project can proceed
along the line mentioned above.

(7) Dear Nels and Kim:

Thank you very much also for your taking extensive notes during our
brainstorming sessions (ATTACHMENT VII) for Asia/Pacific operation.

Dear Kim:

I think that you can make a very good report to the InfoDev and
the National Science Foundation basing on this notes.

Dear Ben:

We have a lot of things to do before our Tokyo conference. Pls
call me at your earliest convenience as soon as you settle with
the financing issue of your new building.

ATTACHMENT VIII is the msg I received from Bob Gordon which includes the
Request for Proposal (RFP) which was originally constructed by Arturo M.
Pesigan of the University of Philippines/Open University.

Dear Bob and Arturo:

We are coming along to fulfill your request.

Dear Teresita, Ralph and Arturo:

Pls feel free to send me your comments on this notes, since you
did not attend our Tampere event. Your comments will enhance
Kim's and our (Tapio and me) reports. Thanks in advance.

Dear Bob Converse:

Referring to your msg (ATTACHMENT IX), pls feel free to let us
know your very good idea" for our Asia/Pacific operation as soon
as possible so that Kim can include them in her report. Thanks.

Best, Tak

Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 18:19:07 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Teresita Irigo Barcelo" <tbarcelo@iconn.com.ph>
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Your attendance representing African countries

Dear Tak Utsumi,

We from the UPOU (Philippines) have tried our best to get some funding for
this conference. However, because of the very short time we had, we were
unable to get any. I have included our Vice Chancellor for Research and
Development in the list of interested party to attend the conference. So, if
you wish to communicate further with the UPOU I suggest you contact Dr.
Felix Librero with email address: upou@laguna.net.ph
We wish you success in this endeavor. Thanks for including us in your plans.

Dr. Teresita I. Barcelo
email: tbarcelo@iconn.com.ph

Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 19:36:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ralph Rodriguez <ralphrod@nsclub.net>
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Subject: RE: Handout binder for Tampere event and others

Dear Tak -

It was wonderful getting your message. I really admire you for the
preparations you are making for this Tampere conference. I just feel bad
that I cannot attend the meeting but you will be there and see to its 100%
success. I just know it! May be you can find a sponsor for me to the
meeting in Japan so I can go and see you there again. It will also be good
to see my Japanese sister Hiroko and her family again - also see her best
friend - your sister Akiko and her family as well. What a small world Tak.
Now here you are making huge waves in IT distance learning. God bless you -
since you are making so many things possible for people and making it easy
for them as well.

Please continue to keep me informed as I continue to wish you all the
success you deserve. I also wrote to your cousin Ben telling him of the
FSUN meeting here and of my becoming a new member. Till next mail
All the best always,


From: "Sherrilynne Fuller" <sfuller@u.washington.edu>
To: "Takeshi Utsumi Ph. D." <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: Tampere meeting
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 08:42:12 -0700

Dr. Utsumi --

I was very pleased to review the Tampere meeting videos and outcomes just
now. Congratulations on receiving the Franklin award -- a most well
deserved honor! My regret is that I was unable to attend this important
conference as a result of a last minute personal situation. You obviously
accomplished a great deal and have built a firm foundation for the future
development of your vision of a global university system.

As I think you know we have a regional telemedicine group here at UW which
provides teleconsulting services throughout the Pacific Northwest and is
interested in potential international linkages. The Biomedical and Health
Informatics group that I lead is developing a Master's and Ph.D. program in
biomedical informatics as well as has offered pre- and postdoctoral training
in informatics for a number of years. One of our most recent fellows in
that program is Dr. Herman Tollentino of the University of the Philippines
who is developing a biomedical informatics program there. I noted with
interest that there is a potential pilot site at UP. I may be visiting
Dr. Tollentino later this Fall and, if possible, I will try to get in touch
w. Dr. Haraguchi while I am there to learn more about their program.
Also, we have recently been informed that the University of Washington
Dept. of Health Services proposal to create a new International Health and
Biomedical Informatics Research and Training program to work with scholars
from Peru and other Andean countries is likely to be funded by the Fogarty
International Center. (Dr. Anne Marie Kimball, Department of Health
Services leads that project and I am working with her on it. Dr. Kimball is
also involved in a number of additional international efforts -- including

Please continue to keep me informed of your efforts and let me know if I can
be of assistance.

Best wishes.


Sherrilynne Fuller, Ph.D.

Head, Division of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Medical Education
School of Medicine 35-7155
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
206-543-5531 Fax: 206-543-3389

From: "Obbink, Kim" <kobbink@montana.edu>
To: "'utsumi@columbia.edu'" <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: thanks
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 12:23:53 -0600

Dear Tak,
My heartfelt thanks for including me and Montana in the Global University
project. You should be very proud of the conference and the wonderful group
of people that gathered to further this effort. It was both exciting and

I'm most anxious to continue our efforts and to help in any way that I can.
Please let me know what I can do to help with next steps. I will be in
contact with Ben and Myron as well.

I hope that you enjoyed your time and travels on the return home.

Thanks again for a very successful conference.


August 27, 1999

Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E.
Chairman, GLOSAS/USA
President Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of Global
University System (GUS)
43-23 Colden Street
Flushing, NY 11355-3998

Dear Tak:

Please accept my sincerest thanks for your efforts in organizing the Tampere
conference on Global Distance Learning. It was a pleasure to meet you and an
honor to be able to attend such a visionary event. Clearly, much of the
future vision comes through your eyes, heart and spirit. Thank you for
sharing them with us.

We here in Montana are anxious to move forward with the various projects that
have been discussed. The Critical Illness and Trauma Foundation, Inc. is
anxious to contribute to the content and format of distance education for
emergency medical care providers including paramedics, nurses and physicians.
We feel that the rural nature of our own state can provide an excellent test
bed for the design, delivery and refinement of materials prior to transoceanic

We strongly agree that the Burns Telecommunications Center can and should play
a vital role as one of the anchor points of the global network. What that
means precisely and how it will be accomplished will unfold as the goals of
the system and the hardware considerations become more clearly defined.

Once again, thank you for the honor of being able to attend and participate in
such a prestigious event.


Nels D. Sanddal

Cc: Kimberly K. Obbink

From: "Shin Takuma" <takuma@ginga.net>
To: <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: FW: portable echo
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 10:16:12 -0400

Dear Tak.

Following MSG is from ECTON. it is a quite unique company in
Did you remember that a picture I showed you in Finland.
Sonnet is a new portable echo machine. I think this equipment is more
attractive than any other echo machine when you want to do telemedicine.
Please get in touch with Michael mentioned below.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Siegfried [mailto:ecton15@netreach.net]
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 1999 11:46 AM
To: takuma@ginga.net

Dear Dr. Takuma:
Thank you for your interest in the Ecton Sonnet digital echocardiography
system. We expect to ship overseas the first quarter of next year. Once we
get through initial production and get things running in the U.S., we will
start working out relationships with overseas dealers who will handle sales
and support of our product. I have put in the mail to you today 10
brochures as rerquested. I have been unable to speak with our president,
Michael Cannon, with regard to a telemedicine demonstration. He is in
meetings through Thursday. I would suggest you send him an e-mail with your
details of your request. He can be reached at mgcannon@ectoninc.com.
Mary Siegfried

Subject: RE: Any note?
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 10:55:23 -0600
From: "Obbink, Kim" <kobbink@montana.edu>
To: "'utsumi@columbia.edu'" <utsumi@columbia.edu>
CC: "'nsanddal@citmt.org'" <nsanddal@citmt.org>

Dear Tak,
The attached file includes all of the notes taken during the Pacific/Asia
discussion session(s).


Pacific/Asia Group
Wednesday, August 11, 1999 P.M.

Ben Haraguchi - Chair
Kim Obbink Facilitator


Mr. Haraguchi gave an introduction and described the Foundation for the
Support of the United Nations as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization,
organized and existing under the laws of the State of New York.

Ms. Obbink introduced herself and gave an overview of the Burns
Telecommunications Center at Montana State University.

Mr. Haraguchi described that the process started as a result of four
organizations FSUN, GLOSAS, Senator Burns' and BTC and the USNSF. Discussions
have occurred on both sides of the Pacific and we are now ready to put
together a proposal for feasibility. A request will come from the Phillippines
to Japan for ODA funds to develop a regional system starting with emphasis on
the Phillippines. ODA funds are generally long term low interest or no
interest loans. The ODA funds will go to the Phillippines' Government which
must make a commitment to repay the loans over time. The group that is
assembled in Tampere will draft the initial proposal, it will be refined over
a number of months, and finalized during a work meeting in Tokyo in April/May.

Ms. Obbink asked Mr. Haraguchi whether there was a way to engage with citizens
and leaders of the Phillippines as part of a needs assessment process? He
responded yes - that could occur over the next several months. He went on to
describe a project whereby the FSUN is providing used buses and radiographic

Ms. Obbink asked Norman Okamura what opportunities might exist to connect
existing networks together. Connecting the existing networks eliminates the
barriers created by individual networks, e.g. incompatability. It will also
create a more cost effective solution. Mr. Okamura suggested that someone will
also need to identify the venues or broad content areas. Management issues
include network management and scheduling management. Local development has to
occur, e.g. how to get the information beyond Manilla. The local
infrastructure must also be assessed in terms of tariffs, costs and
availability of services.

A feasibility study would include the identification of existing regional
resources with a description of current system strengths and weaknesses. It
must include a technical layout and specifications.

The management/organizational structures, issues and barriers must be
ascertained as part of the assessment process. Will existing regional network
stakeholders allow their resources to be linked to other resources?

International connectivity is also an issue that needs to be resolved.

In addition to high end video conferencing solutions, we also need to look at
low band, low tech opportunities, both synchronous, and asynchronous.

Conduct a needs assessment that includes issues of existing programs and
perceived needs for professional development and education.

Must take into account differences in language and cultures within the region.

May need to develop regional networks where they currently do not exist.

Need to encourage private investment.


Roger Boston suggested that we must have a vision from this group... a driving

Questions were raised about the objective of this brainstorming session. Mr.
Haraguchi stated that St. Lukes Hospital, the Ministry of Health, Culture and
Sports, the World Health Organization and others have already stated a need
and an interest in the project.

Discussions moved to overall mission/vision.

Spearhead the linkage of existing distance education and telehealth networks
to establish equal access to education and health care throughout the
Asian/Pacific region. The working title of the resulting infrastructure will
be called the Asian/ Pacific distance learning and telehealth system.

The purpose of the Asian/ Pacific distance learning and telehealth system is
to collaborate with people of the Asian/ Pacific region in the identification
and assessment of their needs for education, professional development,
technical training, health care and to identify how technology can be used to
create a knowledge sharing network to meet those needs. The Asian/Pacific
distance learning and telehealth system will promote sustained international
cooperation, capacity building, and an inter-cultural foundation for the
education and health care through the electronic sharing and exchange of

To accomplish this vision the Asian/Pacific distance learning and telehealth
system will, by building upon progress that has already been made:

- Promote accessible, affordable global distance education
- Increase understanding of diverse cultural values and needs
- Emphasize values of sustainability, equity and global peace.

Pacific/Asia Group
Thursday, August 12, 1999 A.M.

Ben Haraguchi - Chair
Kim Obbink Facilitator


Some discussion and fine-tuning of the mission/vision statement ensued. Mr.
Haraguchi then moved the discussions to more specific objectives. Participants
were asked to refer to the Leland initiative in the notebook for a general

Objective 1 Improve sustained connectivity between and among governmental,
educational, health care institutions and non-profit organizations within the
Asia/Pacific region.

Objective 2 Promote the identification and/or creation of appropriate
educational content, based upon the real and perceived needs and cultural
values of the learners and participants.

Objective 3 Promote "best practices" in the distance delivery and exchange
of knowledge and information through pilot projects, formal evaluation and
scientific investigation.

Objective 4 Promote private sector involvement in the development and
sustainability of the increased connectivity through the establishment of
private-public partnerships.

Objective 5 Promote opportunities for sustainable economic development and

Mr. Haraguchi suggested that Mr. Okamura be responsible for creating a team to
assess and inventory the existing electronic resources in the Asia/Pacific

Mr. Haraguchi stated that St. Lukes Hospital in Manila has expressed a need
for continuing education and professional development for physicians and
nurses, many of whom were originally trained in the U.S.

It was suggested that a new survey on the status of distance education in the
region needs to be conducted. This could be done by a multi-national team
including, the National Institute of Multimedia Education and other
organizations, in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank and JICA. This
could be accompished by asking the Universities (worldwide) to construct a
home page that identifies their program offerings, resources and URL. Hong
Kong Open University has a directory of reseachers involved in distance
education in Asia.

Match needs for education and training with available resources, wherever they
may exist.

Philippine Normal University is involved in teacher education and should
contacted and involved.

The user will identify the needs and assist in the definition and refinement
of those needs. The model may be one of an intellectual broker whereby courses
from various providers would be scheduled and coordinated, again driven by
consumer need and demand.

Next Steps:

On behalf of the EGDL, the NIME and ICCE will request the Asia/Pacific
economies to distribute and respond to a questionnaire regarding the needs and
technical and organizational infrastructure for distance education and

A survey will be developed (Norman) and circulated to members of the group
represented at Tampere that can be used at the NIME and ICCE conferences.

Identify and contact first track institutions (those likely to participate
initially) to build communications and gather information leading to possible

Develop a temporary administrative organization/group to oversee and
coordinate these activities.

Pilot Project Planning and Proposal Development Workshop
Tokyo April/May, 2000
Haraguchi to be general chair (to get funding for conference)
Varis to be co-chair (for international coordination)
Utsumi to be co-chair (content and speakers)
Sakamoto (program chair for distance learning)
Kaihara (program chair for telehealth)

Primarily a working meeting - 3 days in length.
Some brief demonstrations
Reports of infrastucture and general needs to be presented early

Major objective is to:
Develop a proposal for a regional distance learning and telehealth network and
demonstration project(s) in the Phillipines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand,
VietNam and the Pacific Islands.

From: rgordon@iie.org
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 1998 11:37:26 -0400
Subject: Philipinnes distance learning
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org

Dear Dr. Utsumi,

The following message arrived from my office in Manila. We would like to talk
to you or someone you recommend about collaborating to put forward a proposal
for this project. Please contact me if you or a colleague may be interested
in working with the Insititute on this worthwhile project.

Robert Gordon

The University of the Philippines Open University
Telecommunications, Information Technology and Telehealth Network

The TITAN Project


The University of the Phils. Open University was set up to accomplish three
main objectives: democratize access to quality higher education; develop a
system of continuing professional education; and contribute towards upgrading
the quality of residential instruction in the university by developing
innovative instructional materials and technology. It is clear that a well
designed and appropriate telecommunications and information technology
infrastructure support is the only way to realize these goals. Also the UPOU
has long term plans in telehealth and multimedia learning and these would need
other special requirements. The UPOU would therefore like to establish a
comprehensive, system compatible and flexible network to cater to these varied
needs. At its present state, the UPOU receives most of its support from the
government and as such we cannot afford to make the wrong choices. A
feasibility study which would entail the following would assist the UPOU in
this endeavor:

1. Evaluate the telecommunication industry of the Philippines in relation
to instructional delivery
2. Identify a pool of consultants who shall help the UPOU meet its nees in
telecommunication, information technology and telehealth technology
3. Conduct an industry scan to determine the array of technologies which
can be used for the delivery and administration of open and distance learning
in the Philippines
4. Undertake an assessment to determine the most appropriate technology for
the open and distance learning programs of the OPOU
5. Assess the human resource development requirements which would enable
UPOU to utilize alternative educational technologies
6. Assist in preparing a list of institutions and firms which could provide
required facilities and financing
7. To draft a master plan for a telecommunication, information technology
and telehealth network for the UPOU
8. Establish a tie-up with a US institution which shall be able to assist
the UPOU in maximizing the network capabilities
9. Do a pilot demonstration of the designed network
10. Computer delivered courses Multimedia Learning Materials Production
Telehealth Laboratory evaluate the results of this pilot demonstration.


The project will be implemented in phases and will last for a year. The
phases are divided according to the following:

Countrywide assessment and evaluation 2 months
Systems Design 1 month
Pilot Demonstration 7 months

The project shall have the following sources of funding in the after
completion of the feasibility study:

University of the Phils. funds
Dept. of Transportation and Communication
Dept. of Science and Technology
Dept. of Healt
Commission on Higher Education

These agencies are all stakeholder of the open and distance learning
programs of the UPOU as such a portion of their budget has already been set
for their continuing education projects. A cooperative fund from these
agencies can very well provide the financial support to sustain this telecom-IT network.

Budgetary needs

Assessment, Evaluation and Systems Design $450,000
Pilot Demonstration $350,000

Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 12:30:21 -1000
From: George Robert Converse <bob.converse@mauicc.Hawaii.Edu>
Subject: Conference
To: utsumi@columbia.edu, tapio.varis@uta.fi, haragucb@arentfox.com

Just a note to thank you for the opportunity to meet with and form a
relationships with several colleagues in distance education. Enjoyed
your conference and especially the working pilot-project sessions. (Was
not thrilled with the long ride home but we can never be 100%
satisfied). Have been networking with Mark and we have several good
ideas which we want to share with you and with Norman as soon as he gets
back from DC. Thanks again....Bob
List of Distribution

Dr. Teresita I. Barcelo
Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Philippines/Open University
Manila, Philippines
Tel: 526-2272
Fax: 523-1633
Pager: 1441-17-1114

Dr. Felix Librero
Vice Chancellor for Research and Development
UP Open University

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

Ben I. Haraguchi
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN)
809 United Nations Plaza, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 212-986-8131

Norman H. Okamura, Ph.D.
Associate Specialist
Social Science Research Institute
University of Hawaii
Porteus Hall 704
2424 Maile Way
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
(808) 956-2909; (808) 956-8848
fax: (808) 956-8019; (808) 956-2512
pager: 680-5215; cell: 227-9339

Victor T. Ching
Director, Philippine Office
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations
Rm. 1908 Cityland 10 Tower 1
H. V. Dela Costa St., cor. Ayala Ave.
Makati City, Philippines
867-4490 to 92
Fax: 00632-812-7733

Sherrilynne Fuller, Ph.D.
Head, Division of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Medical Education
School of Medicine 35-7155
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Fax: 206-543-3389

Kimberly K. Obbink
Burns Telecommunications Center and Extended Studies
Montana State University
128 EPS Building
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
406-994-5681 (direct)
Fax: 406-994-7856

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

Mr. Myron Nordquist
Legislative Counsel
U.S. Senator Conrad Burns' Office
187 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2603
Fax: 202-224-8594
Cell: 301-646-8153
804-924-7573 -- at the U. of VA.
Fax: 804-982-2622 -- at the U. of VA.

Matt Raymond
Communication Director
U.S. Senator Conrad Burns' Office (Montana)
187 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2603
Fax: 202-224-8594

Jack Hyyppa
Station Manager
Montana Public Television, VCB 172
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana 59717
Fax: 406-994-6545

Nels D. Sanddal
President and CEO
Critical Illness and Trauma Foundation
300 N. Wilson Ave., Suite 3002
Bozeman, MT 59715
Fax: 406-585-2741

Shin Takuma, M.D.
Cardiology Division
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Department of Medicine
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University
630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032-3784
Fax: 212-305-9049

Michael Cannon
Ecton Sonnet

Mary Siegfried
Ecton Sonnet

Mr. Robert Gordon
Vice President
Development Training and Assistance
Institute of International Education
1400 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005-2403
Fax: 202-326-7709

Arturo M. Pesigan, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Annex I Bldg, Room 4
College of Public Health
University of the Philippines/Manila
625 Pedro Gil Street
Ermita, Manila 1000
Tel: 632-526-5966
Fax: 632-523-7745
Pager: 150-354071

G. Robert (Bob) Converse
Project Director and Principal Investigator
National Science Foundation
Advanced Technology Education Project
Maui Community College
University of Hawaii
310 Ka`ahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 984-3447
The Learning Center (808) 984-3240,3241
FAX (808) 244-0862
* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA *
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* 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) *
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