<<September 14, 1999>>

Steve McCarty <steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp>

Effat El Shooky <eshooky@ritsec1.com.eg>

Aladin H. Kamel <ahassan@ritsec1.com.eg>

Mr. Larry Forgy <Lforgy@worldbank.org>

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

Shahab Khan <Afroz@khi.compol.com>

Mr. Robert Gordon <rgordon@iie.org>

Kimberly K. Obbink <kobbink@montana.edu>

(1) Many thanks for your msgs.

ATTACHMENT I from Steve McCarty

ATTACHMENT II from Effat El Shooky

(2) Dear Steve:

Thank you very, very much!! I visited all of your webs listed in
ATTACHMENT I. You are really doing a good job!!

(3) Dear Effat:

I took the liberty of admitting you into our listserve.

Pls contact Aladin of your organization, since he has been receiving our
listserve distributions of our daily progress for many years.

Should you be interested in the results of our Tampere event, pls visit;

1. Event program:


2. Handout with all relevant materials:


3. Photos, audio, music and video:


4. Summary diagrams (not completed yet):


For our workshop (as a follow-up to the Tampere event) in Tokyo next
April (or May), pls visit web sites listed in ATTACHMENT I.

As you being a predecessor to our project, we are very interested in
your activities, particularly on the use of advanced Internet.

Looking into the future, we believe that such use would need broadband
Internet, especially wireless (including digital satellite) broadband
Internet to reach remote/rural areas in developing countries for global
distance learning and healthcare.

This subsequently requires huge investment which can come only from
governmental sources, -- hence our attempt to create the Global Service
Trust Fund (GSTF) -- see Global University Background Documents
<http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/asia-pacific/projects.html> in

In order to appeal to the government of G7 countries, we are now forming
Global University System, a coalition of regional groups in the
Asia/Pacific, North, Central and South America, Europe and Africa -- see
Proposed Outline of the Global University System Structure"
<http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/asia-pacific/maui.html> in

As you see in this web, we still lack the Arab Region, and we would like
to extend our invitation to you to join in our cooperative project.

Dear Shahab:

You may contact Effat, since you may well belong to his region.

Dear Bob Gordon:

You may also contact Effat, since your USIA/Egyptian program may
benefit from his activities.

Dear Kim:

Your Arabic language program may also have some relevance to his

Best, Tak

Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 16:48:25 +0000
From: Steve McCarty <steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp>
Organization: Kagawa Junior College, Japan
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: Inventory of Asia-Pacific Framework Web Pages

Dear Dr. Utsumi,

I'm happy to report that the Asia-Pacific Website now has 13 pages.
Your readers can just go to the home page and bookmark it or make links:

Global University System Asia-Pacific Framework

Fundamental Projects of Dr. Takeshi Utsumi [English/Japanese version]

[Japanese version of the above to print out for VIPs]

Global University Background Documents [English version of the same]

Global University for Central America

African Initiatives: School Connectivity

World Regional Project Summaries

Asia-Pacific News, Notes & Links

This page is not complete, but it should be enjoyable to revisit.

Tokyo 2000 Conference Activities

Global University System Pacific/Asia Pilot Project Parties

Establishing a Virtual University in Pakistan

The above two are reformatted as individual pages, citing their source
among the Tampere documents. This should be convenient for people,
and you asked me to put all the Pacific/Asia-related documents at
this Website.

Pacific/Asia Brainstorming Summary

Proposed Outline of the Global University System Structure

In the outlines small letters a., b., c. were used at two levels, so I
changed the higher order level to capital letters, with A. through E.
used only for the GU System's five regions of the world. I'm prepared
to update this page, such as to add Prof. Afele's university.

[rest omitted]

Steve McCarty
Professor, Kagawa Junior College, Japan
President, World Association for Online Education: http://waoe.org/
WAOE Organizational Page in Japan:
Global University System Asia-Pacific Framework
Home Page: http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/presence.html
Bilingualism and Japanology Intersection (online library):
(an Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library 4-star site). Mirror Site:
E-mail: steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp or mccarty@mail.goo.ne.jp

Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 20:13:24 +0000
To: Effat El Shooky <eshooky@ritsec1.com.eg>, Lforgy@worldbank.org
From: Tapio Varis <tapio.varis@uta.fi>
Subject: Re: Distance Learning Workshop
Cc: utsumi@columbia.edu

Dear Effat El Shooky,

Thank you for your inquiry. Yes - we had a very succesful conference and
workshop on "Emerging Globašâ Electronic Distance Learning" at Tampere
Ujiversity this August. Dr. Takeshi Utsumi and myself are just finalizing
our final report to InfoDev. You may have a look at our conference page:


or through my home page (http://www.uta.fi/~titava) or Dr. Ustumi s
addresses. It would be great to learn more from you project, too. Best wishes,

Tapio Varis
Professor and Chair
University of Tampere

At 18:52 12.9.1999 +0300, Effat El Shooky wrote:
>Dear Mr. Forgy,
>Reviewing the Info-Dev 2nd quarterly report of 1999 I new of the project
>you are envolved in "Emerging Global Electronic Distance Education". I was
>wondering if the workshop has been already taking place in August 1999 as
>mentioned in the report or is it still in process.
>I would greatly appreciate knowing of its details as we would like to share
>our experience that we accumulated in implementing a World Bank's project
>"Establishing a Regional Distance Learning Network" in the Arab Region. Our
>project has been already completed and will be operating the pilot delivery
>of distance learning in Egypt, Kuwait and Jordan. The courses will be
>delivered from Europe and the States same time and same instructor with
>same material. We will be using web-based technology and interactive
>video-conferencing, in addition to video-streaming, video-taping and
>digital reference libraries. We are undergoing another project with
>Middlesex University in UK to deliver a whole BIT-MSC (Business Information
>Technology post graduate degree) distantly from UK to Egypt through our
>Distance Learning Support Centers in Cairo and Alexandria.
>We would like to share these experiences with the participants of the
>workshop and learn from their experiences in these areas.
>Please advise us of the right persons whom we should address.
>Thanks and best regards.
>Effat El Shooky
>Effat El Shooky
>Executive Director
>Regional Distance Learning Program
>RITSEC,Regional Information Technology and Software
> Engineering Center.
>e-mail : eshooky@ritsec1.com.eg
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Steve McCarty
Kagawa Junior College
President, World Association for Online Education (WAOE)
3717-33 Nii
Kokubunji, Kagawa 769-0101
+81-877-49-8041 (office, direct line)
Fax: +81-877-49-5252
mccarty@pop06.odn.ne.jp -- his wife's.
http://www.waoe.org -- for WAOE
English language home page and online publications page:
http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/ -- for Japanese language home page
http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/jpublist.html -- for online publications
(an Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library 4-star site)
("Fundamental Projects of Dr. Takeshi Utsumi")
(Global University System Asia-Pacific Framework)

Effat El Shooky
Executive Director
Regional Distance Learning Program
RITSEC,Regional Information Technology and Software
Engineering Center.
e-mail : eshooky@ritsec1.com.eg

Aladin H. Kamel
Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Center (RITSEC)
PO Box 433 Heliopolis Center 11757
Tel: +20-2-3391330
Fax: +20-2-3412139

Mr. Larry Forgy
Work Program Administrator
infoDev Program
Information for Development
The World Bank, F3K-268
1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20433
Fax: (202) 522 3186

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

Shahab Khan
Planwel University
Planwel Institute of Science and Technology (PLANWEL)
A-1, L.C.H.S
Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Block-20
Karachi. 75290, Pakistan
Tel: 011-92-21-811-5851
Fax: 011-92-21-811-6178

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

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
* 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 *
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