Preliminary announcement of GLH/Hungary in August

Tak Utsumi (utsumi@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
Tue, 16 Apr 1996 16:31:26 -0400 (EDT)




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
April 16, 1996 TAKESHI UTSUMI
Chairman, GLOSAS/USA
718-939-0928

PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT

"Global Lecture Hall (GLH)" (TM)
(multipoint-to-multipoint multimedia interactive videoconference)
for
"Spreading Spirit of Global Understanding to Every Corners of the World"
on the occasion of
The International Conference "The Spirit of Global Understanding"
for celebrating
the 50th anniversary of Fulbright exchange program
and
the 1100th anniversary of the Nation of Hungary
organized by
The Hungarian Fulbright Association and the Hungarian Fulbright Commission
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Budapest, Hungary
August 14 to 18, 1996
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This conference in Budapest will further dissemination of the Fulbright
spirit even under the altered conditions of Central Europe. The main sub-
jects are [1] the role of the Fulbright Program in fostering mutual under-
standing among nations through cultural and scientific collaboration and
[2] the prospective role of the Fulbright Program, regarding the challenges
of the 21st century.
GLOSAS/USA will assist Hungarian colleagues in organizing a large scale
GLH, which will focus on environment protection and telemedicine with elec-
tronic distance education. This GLH will cover the entire globe.

PURPOSE:
A. To promote interest of educato and decision-makers in underserved,
less developed countries in implementation of affordable and accessible
global electronic distance education across national boundaries,
B. To have participants view and compare various advanced (yet affordable)
delivery systems with technical and economical pros and cons,
C. To apply later demonstration technologies for underserved students in
rural/remote areas of the U.S. and around the world.

OBJECTIVES:
A. Demonstrate previously unexplored hybrid configurations of various elec-
tronic distance education course delivery technologies,
B. Offer the participants a stage for meeting at a distance and gaining
confidence in using novel means of communication -- an opportunity for
hands-on "collaborative experiential arning" about the technologies
and their applications,
C. Gain knowledge of the different participants' countries' regulatory
environment that have thus far made sophisticated electronic distance
education (EDE) inaccessible to them,
D. Demonstrate the possibility of electronic networking among Fulbrighters,
and also for the promotion of collaborative research and development
among higher educational institutions in Hungary and later around the
world.

DATE AND TIME (Tentative):
A. First session:
August 14: ( 9:00 am to 12:00 noon in EDT/USA)
August 15: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in GMT)

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B. Second session:
August 16: ( 6:00 am to 9:00 am in EDT/USA)
August 17: (10:00 am to 1:00 pm in GMT)

SCHEDULES (Tentative):
A. Presentations:
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1. Video on Budapest, Hungary, by the National Center of Tourism and the
Hungarian Television,
2. Greetings by rectors and deans of Technical University of Budapest,
ELTE University of Sciences, University of Horticultural Sciences
(with multimedia education), SOTE University of Medical Sciences
(with multimedia medical education); Dr. C. Everett Koop of Dartmouth
College (invited), etc.

B. Demonstrations:
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1. GLOSAS/ROSTER multimedia database of GLOSAS members about their
course offerings to less developed countries via inexpensive multime-
dia telecommunications networks across national boundaries. Three
dimensional display of rotating global brain with blinking locations
of the members in various countries which leads to World Wide Web
home page design. The page will be hypertexted with audio and video
greetings, and many information, reports, papers about GLOSAS, GU,
GLH video clippings, CAADE projects and GLOSAS NEWS -- by Dr. Andrey
S. Narvsky of St. Petersburg University of Ocean Technology,
2. UNESCO's "Learning Without Frontier" distance education project and a
demonstration of CATARINA, -- a powerful and innovative educational
resource which couples scientific rigor with the attractiveness of
video games by permitting students to navigate easily through course
lessons by means of videos, texts, graphics, audio and animation.
Three dimensional displaf electron spinning of molecules associa-
tion/dissociation (with Brazilian music) will be shown with Share-
Vision via INMARSAT, in two-way, interactive mode between SENAI in
Florianopolis, Brazil and UNESCO in Paris, France -- an "experiential
learning" in a virtual laboratory where he/she can observe changes
frame-by-frame at a specified rate or velocity and even "rewind" the
animated sequences and repeat them. By Dr. Jan Visser at UNESCO/
Paris and Mr. Mauricio Manhaes of Terravista in Florianopolis, Bra-
zil.
3. Presentation of city-planning and clean energy interactive programs
on CD-ROM (e.g., "Greening of the White House," "Renewable Energy
Technology Exhibit" and "Sun's Joules," etc.) between Latin America
and San Francisco via ShareVision/INMARSAT for promoting citizens'
awareness and participation in environment, new energy, community
planning and sustainable development, -- by Mr. Christopher Gronbeck
of the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST)
in San Francisco, CA,
4. Telemedicine; A combined use of ShareVision for high resolution im-
age, CardioPhone for cardiogram, and Tele-stethoscope for heart and
lung sounds via Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS) -- Each of them
can complement, yet using only inexpensive, ubiquitous POTS, -- by
Mr. Yoshihisa Asano of Noguchi Medical Research Institute and Dr.
Khalid Moidu of Norwalk Hospital of Yale University/School of Medi-
cine,
5. Joint open heart surgery by Belarussians and Americans; Video tape
uplinking of the operation assisted with ShareVision via POTS by the
Medical College of Virginia of the Virginia Commonwealth University
and Belarussian Ministry of Health in Minsk (sponsored by the Depart-
ment of International Health of the college and Johnson & Johnson),

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6. European Union Negotiation Gaming; Teleteaching cooperation by Tech-
nical University of Budapest, University of Karlsruhe, INSA de Lyon,
Budapest University of Economics Sciences and University of Maryland
with CU-SeeMe videoconferencing via Internet, -- by Dr. Colette
Mazzucelli of Budapest Institute of Graduate International and Diplo-
matic Studies (BIGIS),
7. CU-SeeMe (hopefully in color) on a laptop computer with wireless
telecom at 56 Kbps, including MAVEN audio conference and slide window
via Internet,
8. "MultiMedia of America (MMOA)"(TM); One-to-many, non-interactive,
broadcasting with ShareVision via inexpensive narrow-band (19.2 Kbps)
sub-channel of a stellite of National Technological University with
receive-only multimedia system for those students in rural and remote
areas where there is no Internet yet.

PARTICIPATION:
The involvement of UNESCO's "Learning Without Frontiers" program assured
us to obtain the endorsement of the United Nations for 6 free INTELSAT
satellite channels that will enable the GLH to be extended to around the
world. We will also obtain "in-kind" services of the U.S. domestic satel-
lites. Videoconferencing via TCP/IP oriented Internet (e.g., CU-SeeMe,
BeingThere, MBone, etc.) and via switched digital and/or ISDN (e.g., Pic-
tureTel, VTEL, etc.) will also enlarge its coverage around the globe.
If you have a satellite downlink facility and our satellite foot-prints
cover your area, you can receive our satellite signal. You can also par-
ticipate with your personal computer and/or workstation without use of
satellite nor dish antenna.
Other than participation fee (*), all participants have to be responsi-
ble for the costs of (1) down/uplinking from/to satellites; (2) telephone
call to a videoconference center (at Norwalk Hospital of the School of
Medicineof Yale University in Connecticut) for Q&A; and (3) sending fax to
theenter for backstage coordination. (*: Under regulation, fee of par-
ticipants with INTELSAT satellite will be waved, but they are encouraged to
donate to GLOSAS/USA.)
Please contact Takeshi Utsumi for instructions to participate, -- we
will particularly welcome from developing countries around the world.
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* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D. *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education *
* Founder of CAADE *
* (Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education) *
* President, Global University in the U.S.A. (GU/USA) *
* A Divisional Activity of GLOSAS/USA *
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