<<September 17, 1999>>

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

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

Docent Antti Kasvio <ttanka@uta.fi>

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

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

Sally Edmundson <s.edmundson@uclan.ac.uk>

(1) Dear Ihor:

I was very delighted to receive a msg from Tapio yesterday saying that
Paul Lefrere (Open University) could host the European follow-up
meeting in about a month or so after Tak and I have agreed on the Final
Report to InfoDev. I also am drafting a proposal of GUS to be registered
in Finland."

As I suggested to you in my listserve msg on 8/29th (see ATTACHMENT I),
I would be very happy if you can draft a fund raising application for
this mini-workshop at the Open University (including administration and
travel grant for the attendees, etc.). Pls send it to me -- I would be
happy to work on it with you. It will then be forwarded to Tapio, Antti
and Paul for Paul's submission to appropriate funding sources (see

Since Tapio and I want to send out our final report to the InfoDev in a
month or so, this mini-workshop can be held in three to four months from
now. Subsequently, I would greatly appreciate it if you can kindly take
your action ASAP. Thanks.

As requested in my previous msg, pls send me the draft of your
pilot project proposal for the European Region operation in the
InfoDev format at your earliest convenience. This is to be
included in our report to InfoDev, so that you may work on this
first. If you do so, you may use it for your fund raising
application for the mini-workshop.

(2) Dear Jusri:

As mentioned in my msg of 8/29th, pls attend this mini-workshop and
solicit interest of the members of your Distance Education Network of
the European Association for International Education to our project.

(3) Dear Sally:

Thank you very much for the brochure of your conference in Cape Town,
South Africa.

When I tried to visit your web site, an error msg came out saying
that Error 404: Not found - file doesn't exist or is read
protected [even tried multi]."

Pls attend this mini-workshop at the Open University also.

Best, Tak

My listserve distribution on August 29, 1999

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 Ukraine.

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
b. Fund raising proposal for your workshop/conference in 2001,
c. Detailed pilot project (or Concept Development") proposal
of Europe Group for major funding.

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)

tapio.varis@uta.fi writes:
>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.

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

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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"

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

Docent Antti Kasvio
Research Director
Information Society Research Center
Department of Information Studies
University of Tampere
P. O. Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
Fax: +358-3-215-7932

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
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FIN-00560 Helsinki
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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.

Sally Edmundson
Conference and Events Management Office
University of Central Lancashire
Tel: +44 (0) 1772 892250
Fax: +44 (0) 1772 892938
Email: s.edmundson@uclan.ac.uk
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