<<September 11, 2000>>
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Harsh Verma, BE(Hons), MS, Ph.D. <harshverma2000@hotmail.com>

Roger Lee Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>

Shahab Khan <Afroz@khi.compol.com>

Victor Kotelnikov <vkotelnikov@unov.un.or.at>

Dr. Paul Lefrere <p.lefrere@open.ac.uk>

Dr. Ihor Bogdan Katerniak <ik@uar.net>

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

(1) Pls retrieve the previous relevant list distribution My Real Video talk
at 9 pm (EDT) on 8/29/00 - August 25, 2000" at

Dear Harsh:

(2) Many thanks for your excellent and comprehensive comments (ATTACHMENT I).

Dear Roger:

(3) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT II).

Congratulations for your visiting Vietnam!!

You are a new kind of missionary to spread the benefits of Internet to
every corners of the world!!

Pls have a very fruitful, enjoyable trip -- we are looking forward to
visit your web site with photos in Vietnam.

Dear Shahab:

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

Victor of UN/OOSA called me this morning to inform me that they don't
have money for my travel to their workshop in Kuala Lumpur.

Subsequently, let's postpone our chance of meeting together to the
workshop for our GUS/Eastern Europe project which is to be organized by
Paul at the U.K. Open University and to be held in Sheffield, England in next March.

Dear Paul:

(5) Referring to ATTACHMENT IV and VI, I would like to hear about your
workshop in Sheffield at your earliest convenience.

BTW, your email address bounced my msg back recently -- I hope you
will receive this safely.

Dear Ihor:

(6) Pls tell Vita to feel free to utilize any part of my paper Global
University system" which can be retrieved at


Best, Tak

Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 20:54:28 -0400
From: "harsh verma" <harshverma2000@hotmail.com>
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Report of the "My Real Video talk at 9 pm (EDT) on 8/29/00"

Dear Roger and Tak,

I retrieved Tak's Real Video talk at 9 pm (EDT) on 8/29/00 - August 25,
2000" at http://www.teched.org/wpgs/tca/LiveB8_29.htm and it was very
interesting to see both of you on the archive video.

Here are my comments:

(1) Since the recording is from Houston, Roger's voice is very clear. Tak's
voice is pretty much audible although at times, it is unclear. Changing over
to telephone was a good idea.

(2) As Roger mentioned, the video is pretty good even though not great TV
broadcast quality, but this is good to see the face behind a voice for Distance Education.

(3) On 8/29, we tried to connect using Real Player, but system showed that
it was unable to connect to the Real Player Server and we only got Tak's
website. So though we missed the Live Interaction, the Archive is very good
and the following were watching:
Harsh Verma and friends from Boston, MA, USA,
Abhishek Sharma and friends from Galveston, TX, USA
Ashish Verma and friends from Mountain View, California, USA

(4) Mid-2000 showing links to Africa, Central America, Europe (to Ukraine),
Latin and North America, Asia-Pacific, Pakistan and South Pacific is very
good. How about a map showing all the links there, since it is really world-wide.

(5) The photo showing Tak in action is great and as Roger mentioned, I too
do not remember having such a good time in Fluorianapolis during the IFIP
Conference on IT for Competitiveness organized by Guenther in 1997.

(6) The EGEDL link was visited and Roger's Finland digital image is very
good. I would like to inform you that it resets the Real Player Archive
whenever that is visited.

(7) As always, the information on Global Service Trust Fund as well as the
diagram under Global Broadband Internet is excellent and very lucid.

(8) We also visited the LINCOS Project Presentation Slides which are very
good and useful. A request - though the talk was for students at Houston
Community College, could the camera also please record some of the web links
visited during the lecture, so the Real Player clip even has pictures
mentioned in the talk ?

(9) Got a copy of the Paper for The 14th Annual Conference of The Asian
Association of Open Universities at The University of Philippines/Open
University Manila, Philippines, 25-27 October 2000. Would like to request
for more information on the event.

(10) The Slide Show/8-29-00 by Peter Knight is also very illuminating.

(11) I met Barry in Ottawa few years earlier, but would like to request some
costs and other data of his system.

(12) It was very interesting and inspiring to go through the Archive and
with the website in the background, this model is really wonderful.

Congratulations for such a wonderful presentation and a great precursor for
Distance Learning Students, particularly those at remote locations. Thanks
Roger for making it happen and we could have the opportunity of viewing the
video archive.


Harsh Verma

Date: 07 Sep 2000 20:45:00 -0500
From: "Roger Boston" <BOSTON_R@hccs.cc.tx.us>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu

an interesting development is underway to connect Viet Nam next
month with the United States, which progress you may want to follow. I
will be involved in a role similar to my service in Manaus, Brazil last
June, accompanying the delegation for the purpose of demonstrating what
is discussed in Juan Perez's comments below.

It may also be of some general interest to those on the listserv.


See attached, below:

Date: 07 Sep 2000 16:25:00
Cc:villarreal_j, cook_c, garza_f, nguyen_g, gonzalez_sj, cypret_r


In my opinion your going to Vietnam will be very positive for us at

The video transmission of Mark Tiller history-making classes from
Vietnam to our HCCS community as well as the holding of real time
conversations with our Vietnamese counterparts would show faculty and
administrators, on both sides of the world, how feasible it is to
exchange ideas and information with the videoconferencing system you
use. This activity would support an important objective in the Office of
International Initiatives strategic plan for the current academic year.

I strongly spport this effort and encourage you to be a part of the
delegation going to Vietnam.

Juan C. Perez
Executive Director
International Initiatives
Houston Community College System

Date: 07 Sep 2000 09:45:00
From:"Roger Boston" <BOSTON_R>

Thank you Juan.
I began this "travelling oddessy" more than ten years ago, working a bit
like Johnny Appleseed to spread the knowhow for doing "distance"
delivery. Now with you on board, we seem poised at HCCS to make a real
difference, a good partnership, and I myself appreciate YOUR first year efforts.

Hopefully I can now make some difference in the path that connects us
with Viet Nam -- if I should go there with the group, I can leave behind
with them some of this same know-how, a way to join our two worlds.
And HCCS might one day profit from the connection.


Date: 07 Sep 2000 09:04:00


What a well deserved award!

Your years of efforts have been partially rewarded. I particularly
appreciate your efforts in the international arean.


From: "shahab khan" <afroz@khi.compol.com>
To: "Tak" <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: UN/OOSA workshop on digital divide in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 20:53:38 +0500

Dear Prof Tak

Thanks very much for your mail.

It would indeed be a great honor for me to meet you finally at Kuala Lumpur in

I hope to be able to discuss with you on arranging a workshop in Pakistan in
association with the GUS.

Shahab Khan, Director

Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 23:55:00 +0100
Subject: Re: Workshop in Sheffield, England
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Cc: p.lefrere@open.ac.uk, utsumi@columbia.edu, ik@litech.net,
From: P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk (Paul Lefrere)

Dear Tak

My colleague in Sheffield is away until mid August in Australia, after
which I should have answers to your questions about dates, size of meeting, etc


You may be interested in the following conference:


20 October 2000 The Distributed Virtual University

20-21 OCTOBER 2000
"The Wanserstudent 2000"
International colloquium, organised by EuroPACE in the framework of the
575th anniversary celebrations of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Theme and Structure of the Conference:

* Will the student of the new millennium wander again from university to
university, but then virtually?
* Will every university become a regional node within a European global web?
* Is the European Virtual University under construction?
* Are the United States far ahead of us?
* Will developing countries get equal access to learning and knowledge?

The main goals of the conference will be to provide an answer to questions such as:

* How will universities of the new millennium exploit optimally the
potential of ICT and international networking for an improvement of the
educational quality, an enrichment of their learning offer, and an
enhancement of international exchange and mobility?
* How can ICT and international networking improve cost efficiency?
* Will universities have to establish strategic alliances in order to be
competitive on a global market?
* How can ICT-based international networking be used in partnership with
industry and government to develop new demand based learning activities and services?
* How can ICT-based international networking be used to provide equal
access to learning for all continents of the world, and for all groups of society?

This colloquium is targeted to all those who are interested in the impact
of ICT and networking upon the future of higher education: policy makers,
teachers, students, managers,...

Submission of abstracts:
Abstracts should clearly describe intended poster presentations or
multimedia demonstration. They should present currently running distance
learning courses or projects under development.
One-page abstracts (max. 300 words) accompanying the abstract form must
reach the Conference Secretariat by 31 July.
The call for papers as well as further information on the conference is
available on the conference website
Important deadlines:
Submission of abstracts: 31 July 2000
Notice of acceptance and invitation to prepare the final paper: 31 August 2000

Co-ordinator: Suzy Van Meensel (EuroPACE)
Programme chairman: prof. Georges Van der Perre (K.U.Leuven)

From: "Ihor Katernyak" <ik@uar.net>
To: "Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D." <utsumi@columbia.edu>, "vita" <vita@cscd.lviv.ua>,
"Paul Lefrere" <p.lefrere@open.ac.uk>
Subject: Fwd: Acceptance of your abstract
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 14:50:33 +0300

Dear Tak, Paul and Vita:

Our abstract "Business Education in Ukraine based on Open Standards and
Partnerships/Global University System" has been accepted by the THE
WANDERSTUDENT 2000 CONFERENCE Programme Committee (See letter below).

Can I ask you to prepere full paper draft and send to us. Deadline for
submitting full papers is September 17th.

Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 18:22:54 +0100
Subject: GUS MOU
To: utsumi@columbia.edu, tapio.varis@uta.fi
From: P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk (Paul Lefrere)

Dear Tak and Tapio

Ihor and I have had some very good meetings with the British Council and
academics here. The representative from the British Council thought that
we should be more ambitious. The result is the draft MOU that is attached.
This could get the support of many funding agencies because it fits in
with what they want to support (more use of the internet; setting up a
global university using the internet, the "e-university"). Also they
propose that the workshop we had in mind at the Open University should be
made larger and moved to March 2001 (better for their budgets). They
suggest that the location of the workshop should be Sheffield England
since that is the site for a major annual conference on the Virtual
University, with government ministers and many other opinion formers.

What do you think?

Paul and Ihor

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Harsh Verma, BE(Hons), MS, Ph.D.
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Shahab Khan
Planwel University
Planwel Institute of Science and Technology (PLANWEL)
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Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Block-20
Karachi. 75290, Pakistan
Tel: 011-92-21-811-5851
Fax: 011-92-21-811-6178

Victor Kotelnikov
Political Affairs Officer
Office for Outer Space Affairs
United Nations
Vienna International Centre
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A - 1400 Vienna, Austria
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Fax: (43-1) 213-45/5830
E-mail: vkotelnikov@unov.un.or.at

Dr. Paul Lefrere
Senior Lecturer
Institute of Educational Technology
Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
Tel: +44-1-908 65 33 88
Fax: +44-1-908 67 28 02

Dr. Ihor Bogdan Katerniak
Lviv Institute of Management-LIM
Technology Promotion Center
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Lviv 79601
Tel: +380-322-52 2681
Fax: +380 322-52 2682
Fax: +380-322-52 4463
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