<<August 25, 2000>>
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Roger Lee Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>

Jose Augusto Pereira Brito <brito@mackenzie.br>

Dear Roger:

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

Dear Electronic Colleagues around the world:

(2) If you have a PC or Mac which can access Internet (preferably at 56 Kbps
or higher speed), you can watch and listen to my talk and possibly talk
back to me, too, at 9:00 pm on 8/29 (Eastern Daylight Time).

To find out your time, pls use Timezone Converter web at

BTW, you will also need RealPlayer plug-in which can be downloaded
at <http://www.real.com/>.

(3) I will talk about;

(a) Global University System (GUS) project,

(b) Global broadband wireless and satellite Internet virtual private network,

(c) Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF) project.

(4) Pls contact Roger Boston for details how to participate in this event.

Years ago, I often organized many "Global Lecture Hall (GLH)"
videoconferences with the use of many satellites spanning
the globe -- sometimes 9 transponders and 11 channels which was
almost $50,000 to $75,000 in commercial value.

Thanks to the rapid advancement of Internet, particularly the
compression technology, a similar event can now be done through
Internet -- without spending much cost -- even at your home!!

(5) In a sense, this is a test/example of the future of global electronic
distance learning, i.e., from an instructor at his/her home to learners
at their home around the world -- with the use of accessible and
affordable delivery system.

Therefore, I am very much interested in receiving feedback how you could
hear my audio well and how you could view my video well, etc. --
particularly from far corners of the world.

Dear Mr. Brito:

(6) During my attendances at the conferences of the International Council of
Distance Education (ICDE) and of the Brazilian Association of Distance
Education (ABED) held in Sao Paulo last week, you indicated your desire
to have demonstrations of distance learning and telemedicine.

You may be interested in participating in this event to preview the demonstrations.

Best, Tak

Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 22:05:27 -0700
From: Roger Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>
To: gld@onenet.net, utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: Connections


This next Tuesday evening, 9PM Eastern time,
Tak Utsumi will address my class in Houston with a message that includes
his report on his just-concluded trip to Sao Paulo, where large numbers
of Distance Learning folks gathered for an international congress.

He will address us (from New York) via H.324 low bandwidth video, and
appear on our large screen display. Next to him, his Website and slides
will appear on a second large screen display.

Those of you who know his work may be interested to hear his remarks,
and SEE him yourself -- and also to follow his presentation in your
local web browser, if so, email me for a "seat" and I will let you know
the URL for the webcast -- we will broadcast this "live" in Real_Video
at both modem speed and 220K DSL speed. His message will be content in
itself, but the media used and their effectiveness or lack of it will be
message also. Join us if you like.

I am considering to provide a "talk back" path via FIRETALK, a
password-protected FORUM within the "International" group, named: HCCS
(for the Houston Community College System). -- that way your questions
might go straight to Tak in New York. And of course you will be welcome
to stay there afterwards and visit as long as you like, we'll just turn
down our speakers and go on with our class.

Stay tuned.

List of Distribution

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)

Jose Augusto Pereira Brito
Especialista Tecnologias Internet
Divisao de Sistemas e Metodos
Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie
Rua da Consolacao 896, 8 Andar
01302-000 - Sao Paulo - SP
Tel: (011) 236-8415 236-8419
Fax: (011) 231-4827 214-2661
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* 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 *
* http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/ *

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