Final schedule of GLH/Hungary

Tak Utsumi (utsumi@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
Sat, 10 Aug 1996 18:41:04 -0400 (EDT)




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
August 10, 1996 TAKESHI UTSUMI
Chairman,GLOSAS/USA
718-939-0928

"Global Lecture Hall (GLH)" (TM)
(multipoint-to-multipoint multimedia interactive videoconference)
for
"Spreading Spirit of Global Understanding to Every Corner 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 16, 1996
(7:00 am to 10:30 am: EDT/USA)
(11:00 noon to 2:30 pm: GMT)
(1:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Budapest)

Videoconference Center at
Norwalk Hospital in affiliation with Yale University/School of Medicine
and
World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Health Informatics
Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.A.
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(The 10th anniversary of GLH)

In harmony with the Fulbright spirit, this conference in Budapest will
focus on [1] the role of the Fulbright Program in fostering mutual under-
standing between nations and their cultural and scientific collaborations,
and [2] the prospective role of the Fulbright Program, in view of the
challenges of the 21st century. In this context special attention will be
paid to political changes, the process of democratization, education, com-
munication, social changes and social security, environmental protection,
and the information revolution.
GLOSAS/USA will assist Hungarian colleagues in organizing a large scale
GLH, which will focus on environment protection and telemedicine with
electronic distance education. This GLH will cover the entire globe.

PURPOSES:
Many less developed countries are without good analog voice-grade tele-
phone networks, and hence without Internet access. Subsequently, use of
electronic distance education, though an economic advantage to them, is
not realized. Therefore, the purposes of the GLH are;
I. To promote interest of educators and decision-makers in underserved,
less developed countries in implementation of affordable and acces-
sible global electronic distance education across national boun-
daries,
II. To have participants view and compare various advanced (yet afford-
able) delivery systems with technical and economical pros and cons,
III. 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
electronic 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

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hands-on "collaborative experiential learning" 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.

Our GLH demonstrations in the past decade have helped build a network
of leaders in the global electronic distance education movement in many
countries.

DELIVERY AND RANGE:
(a) U.S. Domsat (Ku-band): North America
(b) INTELSAT (C-band): Brazil and South America
(c) Internet: Around the world with CU-SeeMe, etc.
(d) ISDN: Around the world with PictureTel, etc.

SCHEDULES (Budapest Time):
1:00-1:30 pm
Start testing (U.S. and overseas operation)

I. INTRODUCTORY MODULE - DEMONSTRATIONS (1:30-2:00 pm)

1:30-1:35 pm
Start testing between the U.S. and Budapest, Hungary

1:35-1:40 pm
Video on Budapest, Hungary

1:40-2:00 pm
Demonstration of Telemedicine -- by Mr. Yoshihisa Asano of Noguchi Medical
Research Institute and Dr. Khalid Moidu of Norwalk Hospital in affiliation
with Yale University School of Medicine.
A combined use of ShareVision for high resolution image, CardioPhone
for cardiogram via Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS) -- Each of them can
complement, yet using only inexpensive, ubiquitous POTS.

II. TELECONFERENCE SESSION (2:00-4:00 pm)

2:00-2:05 pm
Welcome and explanation of the teleconference session; Dr. Takeshi Utsumi,
Chairman of GLOSAS/USA, resident of Global University/USA (from Norwalk,
CT).

2:05-3:05 pm
Teleconference with active participation on the Budapest site. Greetings
and panel discussions on international educational exchange and experienc-
es in encouraging global understanding -- to be moderated by Dr. Huba
Bruckner, Executive Director of Hungarian Fulbright Commission.

>From Budapest conference site:
Mr. Donald Blinken, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary
Mr. Edward McBride, USIA, Chief, Office of Academic Programs
Mrs. Harriet Mayor Fulbright (the widow of the late senator)
Mr. Hoyt Purvis, Chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship
Board
Mr. Richard Krasno, Director of the Institute of International
Education

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Ms. Donna Culpepper, Chair of the Hungarian Fulbright Board, President
of Civic Education Project, Hungary
Mr. Peter Becskehazy, Acting PAO, USIS, Hungary
Mr. Robert Hoffman, Director of the National Air and Space Museum,
Smithsonian Institution

>From the U.S.:
Ms. Jody Olsen, Director of the Council for International Exchange of
Scholars
President Peter McPherson, Michigan State University
Dr. C. Everett Koop of Dartmouth College (invited)
Dr. David A. Johnson, Former President of Fulbright Association at the
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

3:05-3:20 pm
Demonstration of GLOSAS KNOWLEDGEBASE of GLOSAS members about their course
offerings to less developed countries via inexpensive multimedia telecom-
munications networks across national boundaries -- by Dr. Andrey S.
Narvsky of St. Petersburg University of Ocean Technology.
Three dimensional display of rotating global brain with blinking loca-
tions of the members in various countries which leads to World Wide Web
(WWW) 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.

3:20-3:35 pm
Demonstration of "MultiMedia of America (MMOA)" Project #1 with the com-
bined use of ShareVision and CU-SeeMe via POTS, satellite and Internet --
By Mr. Jim Miller of SYNECTICS in Seattle, WA, Mr. Roger Carter of Arizona
State University, Mr. Gary Blievernicht and Ms. Lih-Er Wey of Michigan
State University, Mr. Roger Boston of Houston Community College and Mr.
Allyn Radford of RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
An acting instructor (active or retired at his/her home) will present
Teacher's Instructional Mapping & Management System (TIMMS) in multimedia
ShareVision system. TIMMS is a useful tool for courseware design and
planning, school administration, student performance assessment records
and portfolio. He will send slides of TIMMS to Arizona State University
(ASU) via POTS; from ASU to a receive-only ShareVision at Michigan State
University (MSU) via the satellite of National Technological University;
from MSU to acting students at Houston Community College via POTS; and
from MSU to students through Internet around the world.
The objectives of this demonstration of one-to-many, non-interactive,
broadcasting system are:
[1] to test feasibility of global electronic distance education delivery
system with ShareVision via combined use of POTS, satellite and Internet;
[2] to show the feasibility of teacher ctive or retired) at their
home/office teaching students anywhere around the world (particularly in
rural and remote areas where there is no Internet yet) through POTS and
without use of expensive viewing room with high speed digital switching
and/or ISDN line or without use of expensive studio set-up for satellite;
[3] to demonstrate the worldwide dissemination of the teaching through
cross-platform -- e.g., ShareVision and CU-SeeMe in this case;
[4] to make the first and initial step towards to use inexpensive Verti-
cal Blanking Interval (VBI) of analog terrestrial TV and satellite (domes-
tic and/or international) in the near future;
[5] to have future possibility of multiplexing satellite transponder for
multichannel one-to-many broadcasting, thus nullifying distance education
delivery cost per head of student.

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3:35-3:50 pm
Demonstration of "MultiMedia of America (MMOA)" Project #2 with the com-
bined use of ShareVision via a portable dish antenna for INMARSAT satel-
lite in two-way, interactive mode -- By Dr. Jan Visser at UNESCO/Paris and
Mr. Mauricio Manhaes of Terravista in Florianopolis, Brazil.
UNESCO's "Learning Without Frontier" distance education project and a
demonstration of CATARINA of Terravista in Florianopolis, Brazil, -- a
powerful and innovative educational resource which couples scientific rig-
or with the attractiveness of video games by permitting students to navi-
gate easily through course lessons by means of videos, texts, graphics,
audio and animation. Three dimensional display of electron spinning of
molecules association/dissociation will be shown with ShareVision via an
analog INMARSAT-A, in two-way, interactive mode between SENAI in Floriano-
polis, Brazil and UNESCO in Paris, France. The software also allows stu-
dents to interact with the experience or demonstration being presented --
an "experiential learning" in a virtual laboratory where students can ob-
serve changes frame-by-frame at a specified rate or velocity and even "re-
wind" the animated sequences and repeat them. Projected mainly for the
teaching of the natural sciences such as Chemistry, Physics and Biology,
CATARINA's main advantage is replace traditional segmented static imag-
es and graphics with animated sequences, demonstrating processes as they
occur in nature. CATARINA not only personalizes learning process, but
also enriches the fundamental topics of each unit of the school programs
with text, sound and dynamic animated sequences. It is geared to the sat-
isfaction and participation of the student thus serving as a positive re-
inforcement and promoting the continuation of studies.
The objective of this demonstration are:
[1] to lead our (SENAI and GLOSAS) joint project assisting UNESCO for
the realization of any retired teacher (or active) at their home (or of-
fice) teaching students anywhere in Brazil (or between Brazil and Portu-
gal, or anywhere around the world) in the near future, (UNESCO's "Learning
Without Frontier" program includes "Distance Education for 9 Countries
[DE9]" project which includes Brazil as one of the countries);
[2] to show the technical feasibility of exporting excellent educational
software and courses from any countries (even without adequate POTS nor
Internet) to students across oceans and continents.

3:50-3:55 pm
Intermission

III. ADDITIONAL DEMONSTRATIONS (3:55-4:30 pm)

3:55-4:10 pm
Demonstration of "MultiMedia of America (MMOA)" Project #3 with the com-
bined use of ShareVision via POTS -- By Dr Gerald Barney, Mr. Weishaung Qu
and Ms. Elizabeth Geho of Millennium Institute and Dr. Peter Knight of The
World Bank.
Presentation of "Threshold 21," a systems dynamics simulation modeling
program for policy analysis of sustainable development with environmental
protection. This will be made from The World Bank in Washington, D.C. to
SENAI in Florianopolis, Brazil with ShareVision units via POTS, while
attendees at SENAI will retrieve a WWW page of the program at Millennium
Institute in Arlington, VA via an analog INMARSAT-A.
Millennium Institute's (in Arlington, VA) Threshold 21 is a
user-friendly PC-based national sustainable development model that enables
decision-makers to assess the long-term (50 - 100 years) effects of alter-
native investment, tax, subsidy, other relative price factors on national
development indicators. Social, economic, and environmental implications
are analyzed endogenously. Threshold 21 includes sectors for demography,
health care, education, nutrition, goods, trade, agriculture, fuel re-
sources, energy, pollution, military, technology, debt, national accounts,

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and "rest of world". Threshold 21 is a computer simulation model based on
Systems Dynamics methodology originated by Professor Jay Forrester of Mas-
sachusetts Institute of Technology. It is for policy analysis and crisis
management to train would-be decision makers for win-win cooperation.
The objectives of this demonstration are:
[1] to show the feasibility of using it to promote the interest of edu-
cators and decision-makers in rural/remote areas of less developed coun-
tries for their installation of a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) for
their permanently accessing Internet later, to lead to the possibility of
interactively accessing rich Internet information (environmental, teleme-
dicine, agriculture, etc., to name but a few) from anywhere around the
world (even where there is no adequate POTS);
[2] to lead to the availability of web oriented global electronic dis-
tance education (e.g., international economics course from the University
of Colorado or art course from Pennsylvania State University, etc.), which
can be exported from Brazil to anywhere around the world;
[3] to lead to the realization of Globally Collaborative Environmental
Peace Gaming with massively parallel processing of distributed databases
and simulation models through global neural computer network [a term
coined by T. Utsumi in 1981 and used by Vice President Al Gore in his re-
cent speech] -- i.e., the ultimate goal of GLOSAS project. This project
is to develop basic educational coursewares for environmental protection
and sustainable development, including crisis management and conflict res-
olution, etc. Brazilian environmentalists and other expert professionals
can join to develop them autonomously for their own use as well as for
education of youngsters, in cooperation with participants of other coun-
tries with the use of telecommunication technologies.

4:10-4:25 pm
European Union Negotiation Gaming with International Communication of Ne-
gotiation with Simulation (ICONS) at the University of Maryland -- by Dr.
Colette Mazzucelli of Budapest Institute of Graduate International and
Diplomatic Studies (BIGIS) and Ms. Rita Galambos of Civic Education Pro-
ject in Budapest, Hungary; Teleteaching cooperation by Technical Universi-
ty of Budapest, INSA de Lyon and Budapest University of Economics Scienc-
es.
CU-SeeMe videoconferencing includes MAVEN audio conference and slide
window via Internet.

4:25-4:30 pm
Closing remark; Dr. Takeshi Utsumi and Dr. Huba Bruckner

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 also obtained "in-kind" services of a U.S. domestic
satellite (Ku-band) which covers North America. Videoconferencing via
TCP/IP oriented Internet (e.g., CU-SeeMe, etc.) and via switched digital
(56/64 Kbps) and/or ISDN (e.g., PictureTel, 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 (see registration form below) (*), all
participants have to be responsible for the costs of (1) down/uplinking
from/to satellites or video bridge; (2) telephone call to a videoconfer-
ence center for Q&A; and (3) sending fax to the center for backstage coor-
dination. (*: Under regulation, fee of participants with INTELSAT satel-
lite will be waved, but they are encouraged to donate to GLOSAS/USA.)

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Please contact Takeshi Utsumi for instructions to participate, -- we
will particularly welcome from developing countries around the world.
Registrants will receive satellite coordinates, CU-SeeMe reflector number
and instructions for participation, etc.
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-----------< T H E R E G I S T R A T I O N F O R M >--------------

"Global Lecture Hall (GLH)" (TM)
(multipoint-to-multipoint multimedia interactive videoconference)
for
"Spreading Spirit of Global Understanding to Every Corner 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 16, 1996
(7:00 am to 10:30 am: EDT/USA)
(11:00 noon to 2:30 pm: GMT)
(1:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Budapest)
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(The 10th anniversary of GLH)

REGISTRATION

1. REGISTRANT:
Name: ___________________________________________________________________
Title: __________________________________________________________________
Organization: ___________________________________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________
City: ________________ State: _______________ Zip: ____________________
Country: ________________________________________________________________
Phone: _______________________________________ Fax: ____________________
E-mail: _________________________________________________________________

2. PARTICIPATION SITE:
Location: _______________________________________________________________
Site Coordinator: _______________________________________________________
Raising Question Phone Number: __________________________________________
Coordination Fax Number: ________________________________________________
Emergency Phone Number: _________________________________________________
Technical Support Phone Number: _________________________________________
Mode of Participation (check all that apply):
U.S. Domestic Satellite [ ]
INTELSAT [ ]
Switched Digital (56/64 Kbps) or ISDN [ ]
Specify mode (e.g., PictureTel or VTEL, etc.) _____________________
Desktop via Internet [ ]
Specify mode (e.g., CU-SeeMe, etc.) _______________________________

PARTICIPATION FEE (with recording right):
1. Special Cases:
Under regulation, fee of participants with INTELSAT satellite will be
waved, but they are encouraged to donate it to GLOSAS/USA.

2. Satellite or Switched Digital (56/64 Kbps) or ISDN Participation:
(A) [ ] Non-profit organization:
[ ] GLOSAS/USA member (*) 400.
[ ] Non GLOSAS/USA member 475.
(B) [ ] Profit-oriented organization:
[ ] GLOSAS/USA member (*) 600.

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[ ] Non GLOSAS/USA member 725.
(*): Good standing Educational Professional member ($100/year) or up
for more than one year.

3. Desktop via Internet Participation: 50.

If this creates a problem, please write to GLOSAS/USA -- especially
those people in underserved less developed countries.

PAYMENT:
1. Satellite or Switched Digital (56/64 Kbps) or ISDN Participation ______
2. Desktop via Internet Participation ______
_________________________________________________________________________
Total ______

Enclosed is my (our) check payable to "GLOSAS/USA" for the participa-
tion of GLH on Augt 16, 1996.
Total Enclosed: $__________

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Following fee will be charged to those sites who canceled after receiv-
ing the technical information;
1. Satellite or Switched Digital (56/64 Kbps) or ISDN Participation 100.
2. Desktop via Internet Participation 20.

OTHERS:
[ ] Please bill me (us) using the Purchase Order Number: ______________
[ ] I will receive the signal of GLH with;
[ ] INTELSAT Satellite,
[ ] Enclosed is my donation of $_________________ to GLOSAS/USA.
[ ] Please inform me technical specifications of;
[ ] Satellite,
[ ] Switched Digital (56/64 Kbps) or ISDN for Picturetel, etc.,
[ ] CU-SeeMe.

Return Address:
GLOSAS/USA, 43-23 Colden Street, #9-L, Flushing, NY 11355- 3998, U.S.A.
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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) *
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