<<September 15, 2000>>
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Dr. Paul Lefrere <p.lefrere@open.ac.uk>

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

Peter T. Knight, Ph.D. <ptknight@attglobal.net>

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

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

Prof. Dr. Fredric Michael Litto <frmlitto@usp.br>

Roberto J. Rodrigues, MD <rrodrigues@paho.org>

W. R. (Bill) Klemm, D.V.M., Ph.D. <wklemm@cvm.tamu.edu>

Roger Lee Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>

R. Daniel Hague, BSEE, FE <dhague@umich.edu>

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

Deborah K. Welsh <dkwelsh@dkw.baku.az>

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

Dear Paul:

(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I) with a msg from your colleague
at the Sheffield Hallam University.

(2) Pls retrieve my previous listserve distribution NGO under UNESCO /
UNAMAZ mtg / Global E-Learning Guidelines - September 14, 2000" at;


(3) In it, I wrote:

BTW, Paul Lefrere of the UK Open University is now organizing our
workshop (provisionally entitled Global eU2001) on April 9 to 12,
2001 in Sheffield, England with the support of agencies such as
the British Council, in cooperation with the U.K. Sheffield Hallam
University as host, the University of Tampere in Finland and the
Global University System in order to brainstorm on the procedures
for forging ahead on the development of the Global University
System/European Regional Activities with Global Broadband Internet
and Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF).

The GSTF is a voluntary international e-rate to provide
broadband connectivity for education and health projects in
developing/transitional economies with appropriate
telecommunications, education, and health policies.

This workshop will be in conjunction with the eU2001 conference,
which will be concerned with recent work on virtual universities
and the possible establishment of an "e-University" in England.

Paul and his colleague at the Sheffield Hallam University may
invite Dr. Mayor to this event.

(4) Considering the interest of both, (i.e., Global eU2001 for our workshop
and eU2001 for the large conference of Ken at the Sheffield Hallam
University), I would like to propose the followings;

(a) Invitation to Dr. Federico Mayor, former Director-General of
UNESCO, for a keynote speech,

either by himself or by his video greeting (as we had during
our Tampere event last year),

(b) Presentation of Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF),

by Joe Pelton and/or Peter Knight,

(c) Presentation of Global Broadband Internet (GBI),

by Tak Utsumi,

(d) Presentation of Global University System (GUS),

by Tapio Varis and/or Marco Antonio Dias,

(e) Presentation of Guideline for E-Learning,

by Fred Litto and/or Bob Rodrigues,

(f) Sessions on web learning platforms,

to be organized by Bill Klemm,

(g) Videoconferencing demonstration,

by Roger Boston,

(h) Telemedicine demonstration,

by Daniel Hague.

(5) About Item (4)-(b) above, references on GSTF are;

(a) Outline of GSTF


(b) Slide Show/9-14-00 by Peter Knight


(c) Full Synopsis of GSTF


(d) Arthur C. Clark Institute for Telecommunication and Information (CITI)


I am attending, on behalf of Joe Pelton, the annual conference of
the International Institute of Communications (IIC) in Tampa, FL
from 9/25th to 9/28th.

(6) About Item (4)-(c) above, references on GBI are;

(a) Outline


(b) Diagram


(c) LINCOS Project of Hewlett-Packard (PowerPoint Slides)


(7) About Item (4)-(d) above, references on GUS are;

(a) Synopsis:


(b) Full 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


(c) "Towards Virtual Learning Environments" -- (PowerPoint Slides by Tapio Varis)


d.Memorandum of Understanding for Partnership:

(d) "Memorandum of Understanding for Partnership" at


(8) About Item (4)-(e) above, references on Guidelines for Global E-Learning are;

(a) Reference Materials for Constructing Guidelines for Global E-Learning


Fred, Bob and I will discuss this project in the afternoon of 9/20th at Bob's office.

(9) About Item (4)-(f) above, there will be following two schemes on web learning platforms;

(a) Presentations of experiences by the academic users of commercially
available web learning platforms which are to be supported by the vendors,

(b) Exhibitions of those web learning platforms by the vendors.

Paul, you need to provide them with booths which are to have
broadband Internet connections.

Those platforms could be WebCT, FORUM, CU-SeeMe Web, SYMPOSIUM,
OUTREACH, ATRIUM, NiceNet, etc., etc.

(10) About Item (4)-(g) above on videoconferencing demonstration,

This will be similar to the ones Roger did during our Tampere event,
but, it would be nice if you can provide him with broadband Internet,
say, at 165 Mbps as at the University of Tampere.

(11) About Item (4)-(h) above on telemedicine demonstration, there could be
following two;

(a) Echocardiogram with NetMeeting via broadband Internet,

This will be similar to our demo during the Tampere event,
but to use broadband Internet instead of ISDN. This will
also accompany with 3D imaging of the heart to be examined.

(b) Continuing Medical Education (CME) with 3D imaging.

(12) Pls talk with Ken at Sheffield Hallam University about these, and let me know ASAP.

If acceptable, I may need to visit you and him for preliminary talk of
the arrangements -- as Tapio once invited me and Roger (with free
tickets of FinnAir) prior to our event.

(13) Pls set up a web site of this event ASAP and let me know its URL.

Dear Electronic Colleagues listed above:

(14) Pls let me know your availability and comments ASAP.

Dear Kim:

(15) You previously indicated me your strong desire to attend this event.

We may then ask your help to submit a travel grant application to the
NSF for Americans' attending it.

Dear Paul and Ihor:

(16) Pls configure your workshop (provisionally entitled Global eU2001) in
order to brainstorm on the procedures for forging ahead on the
development of the Global University System/European Regional Activities
with Global Broadband Internet and Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF).

I suppose that Ken of Sheffield Hallam University will expect a
large attendees for the eU2001 conference, which will be concerned
with recent work on virtual universities and the possible
establishment of an "e-University" in England.

However, your workshop ought to be with a small number of people mostly
from Ukraine and Eastern European countries -- preferably less than 50 total.

Dear Deborah:

(17) Many thanks for your recent msgs.

Pls encourage your colleagues in the countries of the South Caucasus,
e.g., Armenia and Azerbaijan, etc., to attend this event.

The academic discipline of international negotiations (conflict
prevention, management and resolution) requires accessible and
affordable means of communication.

Internet is the future of telecommunication. We hope that the
E-Learning with it will contribute to the world peace as fostering
UNDERSTANDING and TRUST among the people of the world.

We are sure that this approach will make considerable cost
savings compared with the conventional bricks-and-mortar" approach.

Pls feel free to contact Paul Lefrere at the UK Open University how to
get travel grant from the British Council for their attendance to this event.

Best, Tak

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 17:46:15 -0400
From: Paul Lefrere <P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk>
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Vietnam, Kuala Lumpur, Shefield/England, and Leuven/Belgium

Dear Tak

I asked my colleagues in Sheffield to come up with suggestions for dates
and accommodation, to fit in a selective conference on GUS and a
larger-scale complementary conference on eLearning and eUniversities. Here
is the most recent mail. I was asked for a working title for each
conference. I suggest "Global eU2001" for GUS, and "eU2001" for the
larger-scale conference. eU is an acronym for eUniversity. It is also,
conveniently, the acronym of the European Union, which has a new funding
programme for 2001 - "eEurope". One aim of that programme is to widen
access to the internet, across the globe as well as in member states of
the European Union. We would have a good chance, I think, of getting
support under that programme.

By the way, Sheffield is near the major cities of Manchester and Leeds,
both of which have relevant projects, easily visited in a morning or afternoon.

Best wishes


Hi Paul

I have talked to Sue Collett in Conference 21 and come up with possible dates
for the conference. It would be a good ideas to settle on a name for the
conference to avoid any confusion during the preparation stage. The dates
indicated are during vacation periods as requested.

Monday April 9th to Thursday April 12 (any 3 from the 4 days). Good Friday is
April 13th. This is probably the best option since some people may go on
holiday the following week.
Wednesday April 18th to Friday April 20th (remainder of Easter week after Bank
Holidays - 3 days).

The information from Charlotte concerning rival conferences indicates that
these dates are free. There is a JISC conference, dates unknown at this time,
but that is expected in May.

You will be aware of some of the following but I have added the information as
a reminder. The Pennine Lecture Theatre can accommodate 450 people, the same
number can be catered for in an informal finger buffet fashion for lunch and
coffee/tea breaks. There should be no problem with breakout rooms since this
is a vacation period and the Adsetts lecture theatres should also be available
if required, plus the ones in the Stoddart Building. If you intend to have a
conference dinner this could be held at the Cutler's Hall (very convenient) or
even at Chatsworth Hall if you wish to arrange transport for this venue. Hotel
accommodation will be as last time except that the new Ibis is now open and
only a few minutes walk away. If budget accommodation was required Sue thinks
that student accommodation would be available on the Collegiate Campus on a
bed and breakfast basis, there are plenty of restaurants on Ecclesall Road.


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P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor
Acting President, Global University System
Chairman, GLOSAS/Finland
Professor and Chair
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Hypermedia laboratory
University of Tampere
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President, Brazilian Association of Distance Education
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Research Nucleus Investigating the New Communications
The School of the Future
University of Sao Paulo
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www.cvm.tamu.edu/wklemm/contents.htm -- white-paper
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