<<June 17, 2000>>

John Senyo C. Afele, Ph.D <jafele@plant.uoguelph.ca>

Roger Lee Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>

Dear John:

(1) Many, many thanks for your cordial invitation to your university on
6/15th and 16th. I greatly appreciated your generous hospitality and
thoroughly enjoyed our very fruitful discussions with your very capable
colleagues. You are a lucky person surrounded with their strong support.

Your planned workshop in late January or February, 2001 is very
exciting. This is for your initiating Global University System (GUS)
for Africa -- starting from your country Ghana.

Since your university will have 2.4 Gbps backbone connection from this
fall, we can demonstrate its significant features during the workshop.

BTW, this capacity is the largest which I have ever encountered
at many universities around the world yet!! Your next task will
be to bring revenues by your global distance learning program to
help their sustaining the broadband Internet connection. Our GUS
would be very happy to assist you on this matter.

Dear Roger:

(2) Many thanks for your NetMeeting presentation in the afternoon of 6/15th from Houston.

It was superb and many people really appreciated it, since they have not
used it before. They also appreciated the availability of the free of
charge software template for creating distance learning courseware in your web site.

Your video in a small NetMeeting window blurred sometimes, and photos
were very sluggish. Your voice was sometimes choppy. (They were worse
than you did during our Manaus/Amazona workshop on 5/31/00.) I later
learned that the reason of this trouble was due to the connection of the
university to the outside was mere 15 Mbps.

However, when I visited your same web site to retrieve the photos,
they came out smoothly. Therefore, I suggest that you will not
use the technique of transmitting the web photo which you
retrieved at your site. I think that the latency of photo's
coming in was not quite synchronized with the speed of scrolling
them on the browser.

Dear John:

(3) As discussed, let's start working on our joint fund raising application.

You may come up with it by revising your previous write-up for the report of
our Tampere event -- see it at <http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Tampere_Conference/Final_Report/Pilot_Project_Proposals/Africa/infoDev_Proposal_Form.html> in Part II of the report.

(4) Pls convey my best personal regards and sincere thanks to your colleagues.

Best, Tak
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John Senyo C. Afele, Ph.D
Director, International Program for Africa
Department of Plant Agriculture
Johnston Hall, Room 136
OAC Dean's Office
Ontario Agricultural College
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
Tel: +1-519-824-4120 ext 6419
Fax: +1-519-763-8933
Email: jafele@plant.uoguelph.ca

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
Fax: +1-713-718 5301
boston_r@hccs.cc.tx.us (secondary)
* 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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