<<September 18, 1999>>

Timo Portimojarvi <hotipo@uta.fi>

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

Markku Linna <Markku.Linna@MINEDU.FI>

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

Haruhisa Ishida <Ishida@ascii.co.jp>

Takashi Sakamoto, Ph.D. <sakamoto@nime.ac.jp>

Dr. Marco Antonio R. Dias <mardias@club-internet.fr>

Mauri K. Elovainio <mauri.elovainio@sonera.fi>

(1) Dear Timo:

I just visited your newly constructed web site of the handout of our
Tampere event at <http://hoklpc25.uta.fi/egedl/outline/>.

This is very nice. Thank you very much indeed!!

One suggestion:

At the bottom of the left column, you may draw a dividing line,
and add the following below the line;

Follow-up workshops:

Tokyo in April (or May), 2000

and make it clickable to Steve McCarty's following web site;

Dear Ihor:

You may start constructing a web site for the mini-workshop at the
Open University in the U.K. and your workshop in 2001, as
following the suite of Steve.

Dear Timo:

You may then add Ihor's workshop web site below the Tokyo workshop

(2) Dear Mr. Linna:

I would like to express my sincere thanks for your very inspiring
opening remark appeared in this web site. I read it with great
interest. We were very lucky to have our highly successful, epoch-making event thanks to extraordinary cooperation of the people at the
University of Tampere in the most advanced Internet society of Finland.
We hope that the event could be the stimulating factor to your
furthering network based life-long learning with international

Dear Tapio:

I can now understand why you are eagerly enthusiastic to create
our Global University System along with the nation wide virtual
university which Mr. Linna mentioned.

Dear Dr. Ishida and Prof. Sakamoto:

Pls convey Finnish approach with true networking for Education
for All" to the Japanese Ministry of Education. The future of
education in Japan should also be based on Internet as Finnish are
now forging ahead.

(3) Dear Marco:

Thank you very much for your excellent keynote speech Objectives and
Institutionalization of the Global University System." It is very
interesting and valuable as the summary of what you did at the UNESCO in
the last decade. Let's make our Global University System prepare global
citizens of the 21st Century with greater solidarity, openness, equity
and international cooperation and with respects on their individual
culture and social identities. For this, we would like to expect your
talented diplomatic help for mobilizing all stakeholders of all
continents" to achieve our goal with the seven (7) Cs" you listed,
i.e., more Connectivity, more Community, more Capacity, more Content,
more Creativity, more Collaboration, and more Cash.

(4) Dear Electronic Colleagues:

I strongly suggest that you read Mr. Linna's and Marco's transcripts at
this web site.

Marco was the main organizer of the World Conference on Higher
Education (WCHE) held in 5 to 9 October, 1998 in Paris with more
than 4,000 attendees from all over the world, as setting the
vision and action of the higher education in the 21st Century.

Dear Marco:

There was a typo, saying that it was held in 1999, instead
of 1998.

(5) Dear Mr. Elovainio:

It was our great pleasure and honor to have had your session keynote
speech during our Tampere event. It was very informative.

My wife and I express our sincere thanks for your generosity of giving
us the complete CD-ROM set of your country's famous composer, Sibelius'
symphonies. After our event, we visited his park in Helsinki and took
several photos under a very unique sculpture. I am enjoying listening
his great music as writing this msg.

BTW, I cannot find the transcript of your speech in the above mentioned
web site. Should you have kept it, pls send to Timo so that he will
include in this handout web site. This handout will be attached to our
report to the InfoDev of the World Bank which financed our event.
Therefore, I would like to make it as complete as possible, and also I
wish your speech would be available to our colleagues around the world.

Best, Tak
List of Distribution

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

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)

Markku Linna
Director General
Ministry of Education

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

Haruhisa Ishida
Internet Society of Japan
ASCIInet Corporation
Sasazuka North Odakyu Bldg.
2-26-2 Sasazuka
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151
Fax: +81-3-5352-1621

Takashi Sakamoto, Ph.D.
National Institute of Multimedia Education (NIME)
Ministry of Education
2-12 Wakaba
Mihama, Chiba 261-0014
Fax: 81-43-298-3471

Dr. Marco Antonio R. Dias
Former Director, Division of Higher Education
36, Rue Eruest RENAN
92-190 MEVDON
Tel/Fax: +33-1-45-34-3509

Mauri K. Elovainio
Secretary General
Mauri K. Elovainio
Secretary General
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