<<September 16, 2000>>
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Steve McCarty <steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp>

Renee Ebert, MPH <sathealth@aol.com>

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

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP <daj@utk.edu>

David S. Byer <david_byer@ed.gov>

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

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

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

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

(1) Many thanks for your msgs.

ATTACHMENT I from Steve McCarty

ATTACHMENT II from Renee Ebert

ATTACHMENT III from Peter T. Knight

ATTACHMENT IV from David A. Johnson

(2) Pls retrieve my relevant previous distribution on this subject
Congressional Hearing on Web-Based Education, 9/14-15/00 - September 8, 2000" at


(3) Over a dozen years ago when Joe Pelton was at INTELSAT, he told me that
"If you consider the use of telecommunications, you are bound to think globally."

As you all know well, web is the core of Internet, and Internet is the
future of telecommunications.

Applying Pelton's rule, web-based education is bound to be global,
and has to be the essence of global e-learning.

(4) Drs. David Johnson and Richard Arndt (both former Presidents of
Fulbright Association) kindly took me to Senator Fulbright's home in
September of 1993, in spite of his recuperating condition from a recent
severe stroke. It was a most memorable visit and a fulfillment of my
long-standing dream since my life was completely changed with my
experiences as a Fulbright student almost 45 years ago. I pledged to the
Senator that I would work harder to spread the spirit of the Senator to
every corner of the world with the use of advanced telecommunications
and information technologies, by creating a Global (electronic)
University system, i.e., a 21st century version of the Fulbright exchange
program. Afterward, I was flattered by an email message from David
Johnson saying that I was a "True Visionary in the spirit of the Senator."

(5) President Clinton urged during his State of the Union Speech last January that
Americans should help the people of developing countries in their use of the
Internet, since Americans first developed it.

(6) The Japanese government pledged to allocate $15 billion to close the gap of
the digital divide during the recent Okinawa Summit.

After the Japanese government allocated one billion dollars to the
Human Genome Project, the British did the same and then the U.S.
and others to come up with a total of $5 billion, which project is now
completing its mission to find some wonders of life.

On the other hand, through the US government's funds alone,
the Hubble telescope costing several billions of dollars is now
discovering wonders of the universe.

Tapio and I visited Marco in his office in UNESCO in January of
last year. After hearing our Global University System (GUS)
project, Marco immediately exclaimed "THINK BIG!!".

I think that "THINK BIG" and "THINK DIFFERENT" are most needed
at the dawn of the 21st century -- as you know, the latter is the
motto of Apple Computer and I am an ardent user of Apple/Macintosh.

(7) Subsequently, what we need to appeal to the US congressmen are;

(a) to have a similar esteemed vision of Late Senator Fulbright, i.e.,
education exchange is the basis of the world peace, -- which can
now be conducted more efficiently with the use of advanced
Internet than before,

(b) to match the Japanese government's pledged funds which may be
pooled into the GSTF for multi-lateral cooperation to help close
the gap of the digital divide around the world.

(8) Frankly speaking, I was very disappointed when I heard from David Byer
in Sao Paulo that the focus of his Web-Based Education Commission is
only US domestic matters, not global ones.

I then thought that only their final report after the closing date of
the Web-Based Commission in the coming November could be a good
reference to look to for our Global University System project.

(9) Now, with the encouragement of Steve, Peter and David, I am changing my
mind that, at least, we should put our e-testimony on record.

I would then like to propose the following;

(a) Peter:

Pls come up with a draft of your brief description of the GSTF project,

Incidentally, this can be a basis of your concept paper for
your presentation at the TechNet seminar at the InfoDev of
the World Bank on 10/19th.

(b) David:

Pls come up a draft elaborating your version of Senator
Fulbright's vision with the use of advanced Internet.

Let's combine them into a home page of our e-testimony, which may be
linked to our web site <http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/>, and
particularly to;

1. "Global University System" -- 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


2. its reference;


(c) Steve:

Pls help me on this.

BTW, I visited your e-testimony -- that is very good and I
thank you for your mentioning our GUS project.

Best, Tak

Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 15:34:39 +0900
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org
From: Steve McCarty <steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp>
Subject: Re: Congressional Hearing

Dr. Utsumi,
Whether or not you can speak to the Congressional Hearing this time
on short notice, did you know that you can submit e-Testimony online?
It takes some time, but you could use a link to your Manila paper as
your main testimony. You might like to be identified as Global
University System for the purposes of this Commission. I tried it
on behalf of the World Association for Online Education (WAOE),
and it generated the following Web page, which may be available:
It links to a Web page I made especially for this testimony:

If you would like to try it, go to http://www.webcommission.org
and click on "We also invite you to submit "e-testimony" directly..."
After you fill out your name and e-mail, an e-mail message comes
back to you with passwords to register as a user of their site.

Best wishes,

Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 13:19:47 -0400
From: Sathealth@aol.com
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Respectfully inquiring for a privilege of presenting our projects ...

The UCLA project for distance learning would also like to be a part of this if we may.


Renee Ebert, MPH


Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 05:01:41 -0400
From: "Peter T. Knight" <ptknight@attglobal.net>
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Respectfully inquiring for a privilege of presenting our projects ...

Tak, et al. I am available on the afternoon of the 14th and all day
(potentially) on the 15th. I have two medical appointments on the 14th in the
morning and early afternoon. Should be free by 1:30 or 2:00 PM.

Happy to participate, especially with the Web-Based Education Commission -- at
a minimum, we could make an electronic submission. I will also try to
contact Frank Method of UNESCO Washington office by phone, since he has not
replied to email.


Peter (back in Washington until afternoon of 20 September).

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 16:12:21 -0400
From: djohnutk <djohnutk@utkux.utcc.utk.edu>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: Hearings on Sept 14 in DC


I would like to attend the hearing and support the testimony on our
projects in Washington on Sept. 14. However, I have just returned
from California and am finishing up the formal part of my training
program for the Cypriots this week in Knoxville. So it will not be
possible for me to come to Washington on Sept. 14 or 15.
I hope the hearing goes well.

I had a useful meeting in Irvine with Dr. Alfred Bork and will report
further when I have an opportunity.


Dave Johnson
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Steve McCarty
Professor, Kagawa Junior College
President, World Association for Online Education (WAOE)
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steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp, steve_mc@kagawa-jc.ac.jp
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English home page: http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/presence.html
Online publications (an Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library 4-star site):
In Japanese: http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/jpublist.html
In English: http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/epublist.html
Fundamental Projects of Dr. Takeshi Utsumi [Japanese-English]:
Global University System Asia-Pacific Framework:
Global University System Mid-2000 Correspondence:

Renee Ebert, MPH
International Distance Learning
School of Public Health
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
409 Colton Street
Newport Beach, California 92663
310-794-2886 at Media Center (Tues/Thursday)
Fax: 949-646-2289

Peter T. Knight, Ph.D.
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Knight, Moore - Telematics for Education and Development
Communications Development Incorporated (CDI)
Strategy, Policy, Design, Implementation, Evaluation
1808 I Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006, USA
Tel: 1-202-775-2132 (secretary), 1-202-721-0348 (direct)
Fax: 1-202-775-2135 (office), 1-202-362-8482 (home)
IP for CU-SeeMe:
webmail: ptknight@netscape.net
http://www.knight-moore.com/partners/partnerindex.htm -- bio
http://www.knight-moore.com/projects/GSTF.html -- about GSTF

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor Emeritus, School of Planning
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee
108-I Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-4015
Tel: +1-865-974 5227
Fax: +1-865-974 5229

David S. Byer
Executive Director
Web-based Education Commission
U.S. Department of Education
1990 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-8533
Tel: (202) 502-7561
Fax: (202) 502-7873

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

Dr. Marco Antonio R. Dias
Vice President, Global University System
Consultant of United Nations University
Former Director, Division of Higher Education of UNESCO
36, Rue Ernest Renan
92.190 Meudon
Tel: +33-1-45 34 3509
+33-1-45-68-3009 (UNU office in Paris)
Fax: +33-1-45 34 3509

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor
Acting President, Global University System
Chairman, GLOSAS/Finland
Professor and Chair
Media Culture and Communication Education
Hypermedia laboratory
University of Tampere
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
Tel: +358-3-215 6110
Tel: +358-3-614-5247--office in Hameenlinna
Tel: +358-3-215 6243--mass media lab in Tampere
GSM: +358-50-567-9833
Fax: +358-3-215 7503
* 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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* Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email) *
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