<<October 9, 2000>>
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David Levy <AXEL@conted.lan.mcgill.ca>

Robin Eley <dean@conted.lan-mcgill.ca>

Roger Lee Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>

D. K. Sachdev <dksachdev1@aol.com>

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton <ecjpelton@aol.com>

Kimberly K. Obbink, Ed.D. <kobbink@montana.edu>

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

Steven Donahue <sdonah01@bellsouth.net>

James R. Sheats <sheats@hpl.hp.com>

Frank Ovaitt <frank.ovaitt@enamics.com>

Dear David:

(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

I greatly enjoyed my visit to your university on 10/6th. I thank you
very much for your generous hospitality.

My scheduled plane was delayed for about 2 hours, but luckily,
they put me (as a stand-by) in the previous flight which had been
delayed also, but left around 7 pm.

However, when I got in LGA airport, my luggage was missing so that
I had to spend a few hours there to finally get in my home around
the mid-night!! -- the luggage was delivered in the next morning.

My cold (which I got in hot weather of Tampa, FL in the previous
week) is now getting all right -- thanks for your concern.

(2) Thank you very much for your kind words for my talk.

Yes, Roger's demo was superb -- particularly the one of his web sites
<http://www.teched.org/hist/iia.htm> for his planned trip to Vietnam

Dear Roger:

I suggested David to invite you to conduct a hands-on training
workshop. I hope you can squeeze it into your busy travelling schedules.

(3) About Web-based English Teaching Program:

Pls see ATTACHMENT II by Steven Donahue.

Dear Steve:

Many thanks for your msg.

BTW, our Congressional Testimony can be retrieved at our

Dear David:

Pls feel free to contact Steve.

(4) About LINCOS Project:

Brief PowerPoint slide show can be retrieved at http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Manaus%20Workshop/HTML%20Presentation%20folder/index.htm

According to Jim Sheats of HP, they have 4 Mbps two-way digital
satellite Internet service from San Diego at only $200/month for leasing.

Our thought is to emulate this project to combine with our scheme
of fixed broadband wireless Internet approach for community
development -- see <http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Tampere_Conference/Global_Broadband_Internet/Global_Broadband_Diagram.html>.

The web site of the LINCOS project can be retrieved at


According to this web site, 50 units of their compact gears have been
shipped to Dominican Republic.

Dear Prof. Eley:

(5) David told me that your university send your faculty members to Sophia
University in Tokyo to extend your management program.

Pls let me know if you would be interested in extending it further to
China. BTW, following person was my classmate during our junior high

Professor Kimitada Miwa
International History
Director of Institute of American and Canadian Studies
7-1, Kiwoi-cho
Jyochi (Sophia) University
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102
Fax: +81-33-238-3908

Dear D.K.:

(6) It was my great pleasure to have met with you during the annual
conference of the International Institute of Communications (IIC) in
Tampa, FL last month.

(7) Pls visit Roger's web sites -- particularly the one for his trip to Vietnam.

You saw Roger's demo during our Rescue Iridium" workshop held at
the National Telephone Cooperative Association (NTCA) in
Arlington, VA on 6/20th.

His trip will certainly be a very significant development for Vietnam
and the US, and hence to the world!! Vietnamese fought many decades to
crumbling down their vertical hierarchical social structure. Roger will
demonstrate affordable and accessible Internet -- the most effective
tool to make a finishing touch to their history-long dream!!

(8) I was very impressed with your PowerPoint slide show of your WorldSpace
satellite service during the IIC conference.

As mentioned at that time, I would greatly appreciate it if you can
kindly send me (and Roger) the copy of the slide show file by email.

I would also like to show it to the people in Manila, Beijing and
Tokyo during my trips from 10/24th to 11/11th -- particularly when
I present my paper "Global University System" at The 14th Annual
Conference of The Asian Association of Open Universities at The
University of Philippines/Open University, Manila, Philippines 25-27 October 2000

-- which can be retrieved at


Dear Roger:

(9) According to D.K., the digital broadcasting (at about 0.5 Mbps) can be
downloaded from the WorldSpace satellite with a simple Yagi antenna and
a PC card (total about US$200/unit). As you can find in their web site,
they now provide satellite service over Vietnam and the western Pacific
-- incidentally, Vietnamese is now using it, too.

They also provide a 5% satellite capacity free of charge for
humanitarian projects -- which our Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF) is to emulate.

During our Rescue Iridium" mtg, we tried to find out a some
configuration to utilize the WorldSpace satellite for downlinking, and
the Iridium for uplinking, as you may recall. However, the Iridium has
only 2,400 bps and has already been terminated for its coverage over the
Far Eastern countries.

A next thought may be to utilize the free of charge narrow band INTELSAT
satellite which is available under the Project ACCESS which was
initiated by Joe Pelton -- as the people at the University of South
Pacific in Fiji is now using.

Pls talk these possibilities with your Vietnamese friends, and if they
are interested, they may attend our Manila workshop next spring to
discuss further which workshop is now being organized by Kim and Ralph.

Dear Frank:

(10) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT III).

It was certainly my great pleasure to have met with you at the IIC
conference in Tampa, FL last month.

I visited your excellent web site with great interest.

However, I am sorry to say that I could not open your two PDF files.

Keep in touch.

Best, Tak

From: "David Levy" <axel@conted.lan.mcgill.ca>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 13:39:33 -0400
Subject: home. . .

tak - i hope your flight left on time, that you got home without any
problem & that you are taking care of your cold...i very much
enjoyed your visit and the things you had to say...roger's
demonstration was spectacular...i will be in touch with him...
i would be interested in contacting that person in south florida who
has set up an on-line english teaching program... also, in an e-mail
last month, you made reference to a glosas project in the dominican
repubic...i would like to hear more about that one, too...let's keep in
touch...take care...david
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 04:42:30 -0400
From: steven donahue <sdonah01@bellsouth.net>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: Washington Testimony

Dr. Takeshi Utsumi,

I have viewed your e-testimony and would be interested in learning more about
your group. My testimony is also on the site. I have been working with Sister
Cities International to promote closing of the digital divide as well.

Steven Donahue
Broward Community College
Sister Cities: http://www.10tongues.com

some links:

The Promise of the Internet for English as a Second Language Adult Training

Professor Steven Donahue, Broward Community College, Florida

E-Testimony submitted to the Web-Based Education Commissioner, David Beyer, in
Washington, D.C. August 18, 2000

The testimony is on their site at
or my college site http://fs.broward.cc.fl.us/~sdonahue

I. Introduction
II. Immigration of non native speakers to the United States and Florida
III. Training needs of the Immigrant Community
IV. Exporting English as a Second Language
V. Delivering English as Second Language over the Internet
VI. Policy Recommendations and Conclusion


A Professor Goes Online to Teach
English Pronunciation By SARAH CARR
Steven Donahue says it's possible to teach
pronunciation online in English as a Second
language programs. In fact, he says, it's better to teach
pronunciation online than face-to-face.

Language instructor puts accent on the Web
On its face, the notion of teaching English pronunciation online seems

Succumbing to conventional logic, pronunciation is certainly the one English
skills course that must be taught person-to-person or onground.
In the following paper, a new model for teaching pronunciation online is
presented that links the elements of diagnostic tests, a continuum of
teacher/student interaction, mastery tests, and individualized feedback.

Learn English Pronunciation Online
Jul 11, 2000 -- PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. -- The best way for students who speak
French as their first language to correct their pronunciation of "h," Asiatic
language speakers to correct their pronunciation of "l" and "r," and Spanish
speakers to sort out the "b" and "v" mix-up is to send them to the Web to take
pronunciation lessons on the English language.

(5) BCC prof using the Internet to improve immigrantsƒ proper pronunciation
Web-posted: 10:53 p.m. Aug. 6, 2000

Thereƒs a speech professor at Broward Community College who says he can teach
pronunciation without talking to his class. Steven Donahue still listens to
his students. He just does it online instead

Fall Schedule
1. http://www.universitybusiness.com will run a 1200 word piece on
"gLearning" in Nov/Dec [ by Matt Villano].
2. http://www.aln.org Asynchronous Learning Network will publish my paper on
teaching pronunciation online next issue, and there will be a moderated
3. http://www.alr.org American Language Reveiw has published my article this
month and will run another article by me next month.[Mother Goose and
Acquisition of Intonation, respectively]
4. I present at Virgina Tech on the 29th in Roanoke, Virgina
5. I present at MDCC (Miami Dade Community College) on October 22nd
6. I present at the English Language Institute at Florida International
University sometime in Novemeber
7. I present at Web2000 in San Antonio Nov 1 and Nov 3
8. I will probably be in Raleigh on the October 13th meeting with Eduprise in
Raleigh about hosting the gLearner.
9. We will probably present to the Sister Cities International Board on
October 20th in Washington, DC. I presented in Denver at the Conference this
www.sister-cities.org/ and part of my presentation is at

From: frank ovaitt <frank.ovaitt@enamics.com>
To: "'utsumi@columbia.edu'" <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: Enjoyed meeting you
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 15:47:44 -0400

<<e-Enterprise Where are you.pdf>> <<e-Enterprise Where to Begin.pdf>>

Dear Dr. Utsumi:

It was such a pleasure to meet you last week at the IIC Annual
Conference. I promised to send you some further information relating to
the topics discussed by Faisal Hoque in his panel remarks. The two
attached white papers may be of interest, in addition to other
information on our website at www.enamics.com.

We believe the issues covered in these papers will be as important in
Asia/Pacific as they are in North America and Europe. I hope I can stay
in touch with you and send occasional updates about the progress of

Best regards,

Frank Ovaitt
Chief Marketing Officer

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David Levy
Centre for Continuing Education (CCE)
McGill University
680 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1184
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3A 3R1
Fax: 514-398-2650

Robin Eley
McGill University

Roger Lee Boston
Rockwell Chair/Instructor
Distance Education/Technology Center
Houston Community College System
4310 Dunlavy Street
P.O.Box 7849
Houston, Texas 77006
Tel: +1-713-718 5224
Cell: +1-713-822-7476
Fax: +1-713-718 5301
boston_r@hccs.cc.tx.us (secondary)

D. K. Sachdev
Executive Advisor
2400 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: 202 969 6000
Fax: 202 969 6001
10289 Johns Hollow Road
Vienna, VA 22182
Tel: (703) 757-5880
Mobile: (703) 314-3211

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Senior Research Scientist
Institute for Applied Space Research, Rm 340
George Washington University
2033 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052
Fax: 202-994-5505
Acting Executive Director of CITI
Vice-Chair of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation of the U.S. (ACCFUS)
Arthur C. Clark Institute for Telecommunication and Information (CITI)
4025 40th Street North
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 536-6985

Kimberly K. Obbink, Ed.D.
Burns Telecommunications Center and Extended Studies
128 EPS Building,
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
Tel: +1-406-994 6550
Fax: +1-406-994 7856

Rafael Bozeman Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Former President of Trinity College of Quezon City
Trustee member of the St. Luke College of Medicine
#7 Visayas Avenue, VASRA
1128 Quezon City, Philippines
Cedllphone: 0918-880-2799
Pager: 1481-792171
Powerpage: 633-3333

Steven Donahue
Broward Community College
Sister Cities: http://www.10tongues.com

James R. Sheats
Program Manager, World E-services
Hewlett-Packard Co.
1501 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Tel. 650-857-5987
Fax 650-813-3152

Frank Ovaitt
Chief Marketing Officer
Enamics, Inc.
2777 Summer Street, Suite 702
Stamford, CT 06905
t: 203-356-2187
t: 703-883-2535
f: 203-969-9037
f: 703-883-2922
* 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) *
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