GLH/Hungary on 8/16th

Tak Utsumi (utsumi@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
Mon, 15 Jul 1996 01:01:38 -0400 (EDT)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
July 15, 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 11:00 am: EDT/USA)
(11:00 noon to 3:00 pm: GMT)
(1:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Budapest)

Videoconference Center at
Norwalk Hospital of the School of Medicine of Yale University 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
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) Internet: Around the world with CU-SeeMe, BeingThere,
QuickTime, etc.
(c) ISDN: Around the world with PictureTel, etc.

SCHEDULES (Tentative) (Budapest Time):
1:00 pm Start testing

1:05 pm Video on Budapest, Hungary, by the National Center of Tourism and
the Hungarian Television

1:10 pm Opening remark; Dr. Takeshi Utsumi, Chairman of GLOSAS/USA, Pres-
ident of Global University/USA (from Norwalk, CT)

1:15 pm Greetings by rectors and deans of Technical University of Buda-
pest, ELTE University of Sciences, University of Horticultural
Sciences (with multimedia education), SOTE University of Medical
Sciences (with multimedia medical education)

1:30 pm Demonstration of Telemedicine -- by Mr. Yoshihisa Asano of
Noguchi Medical Research Institute and Dr. Khalid Moidu of Nor-
walk Hospital of Yale University/School of Medicine;
A combined use of ShareVision (with text, graphics, image,
whiteboard, audio, and video (10 to 15 frame per second [fps] at
9.6 Kbps) for high resolution image, CardioPhone for cardiogram,
and Tele-stethoscope of American TeleCare for heart and lung
sounds via Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS) -- Each of them
can complement, yet using only inexpensive, ubiquitous POTS.

1:50 pm European Union Negotiation Gaming with International Communica-
tion of Negotiation 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 Galanbos of Civic Education Project in Budapest, Hungary;
Teleteaching cooperation by Technical University of Budapest,
INSA de Lyon and Budapest University of Economics Sciences with
CU-SeeMe videoconferencing (black and white video [10 to 15 fps]
with Macintosh and IBM compatible machines) including MAVEN audio
conference and slide window via Internet.

2:10 pm Demonstration of GLOSAS KNOWLEDGEBASE of GLOSAS members about
their course offerings to less developed countries via inexpen-
sive multimedia telecommunications networks across national
boundaries -- by Dr. Andrey S. Narvsky of St. Petersburg Univer-
sity of Ocean Technology;
Three dimensional display of rotating global brain with blink-
ing locations of the members in various countries which leads to
World Wide Web (WWW) home page design. The page will be hyper-
texted with audio and video greetings, and many information, re-
ports, papers about GLOSAS, GU, GLH video clippings, CAADE pro-
jects and GLOSAS NEWS.

2:30 pm Demonstration of "MultiMedia of America (MMOA)"(TM) Project #1
with the combined use of ShareVision and CU-SeeMe via POTS, sat-
ellite 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 and also grab WWW page.
TIMMS is a useful tool for courseware design and planning, school
administration, student performance assessment records and port-
folio. He will send both 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 Uni-
versity; 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-in-
teractive, broadcasting system are [1] to test feasibility of
global electronic distance education delivery system with Share-
Vision via combined use of POTS, satellite and Internet, [2] to
show the feasibility of teacher (active or retired) at their
home/office teaching students anywhere around the world (particu-
larly 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 expen-
sive studio set-up for satellite, [3] worldwide dissemination of
the teaching through cross-platform -- e.g., ShareVision and
CU-SeeMe in this case, [4] the first and initial step towards to
use inexpensive Vertical Blanking Interval (VBI) of analog ter-
restrial TV and satellite (domestic and/or international) in the
near future, [5] future possibility of multiplexing satellite
transponder for multichannel one-to-many broadcasting, thus nul-
lifying distance education delivery cost per head of student.

2:50 pm Intermission

3:00 pm Greetings and panel discussions on international educational ex-
change and experiences in encouraging global understanding -- to
be moderated by Dr. Huba Bruckner, Executive Director of Hungari-
an 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
Ms. Jody Olsen, Director of the Council for International
Exchange of Scholars
Mr. Richard Krasno, Director of the Institute of International
Education
Mr. Robert Hoffman, Director of the National Air and Space
Museum, Smithsonian Institution

From the U.S., France and Japan;
Dr. Joseph Duffey, Director of the U.S. Information Agency
(invited)
Mr. Yasushi Akashi, Assistant to Secretary General of the United
Nations (invited)
Dr. Colin N. Power, Assistant Director-General for Education,
UNESCO/Paris (invited)
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
Mr. Samuel M. Shepherd, Executive Director of the Japan-U.S.
Educational Commission (Fulbright Program) (invited)
President Heisuke Hironaka, Yamaguchi University (invited)

4:00 pm Demonstration of "MultiMedia of America (MMOA)"(TM) Project #2
with the combined use of ShareVision via a portable dish antenna
for INMARSAT satellite 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 pro-
ject and a demonstration of CATARINA of Terravista in Florianopo-
lis, Brazil, -- 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 display of electron spinning of molecules asso-
ciation/dissociation (with Brazilian music) will be shown with
ShareVision via an analog INMARSAT, in two-way, interactive mode
between SENAI in Florianopolis, Brazil and UNESCO in Paris,
France. The software also allows students to interact with the
experience or demonstration being presented -- an "experiential
learning" in a virtual laboratory where students can observe
changes frame-by-frame at a specified rate or velocity and even
"rewind" the animated sequences and repeat them. Projected main-
ly for the teaching of the natural sciences such as Chemistry,
Physics and Biology, CATARINA's main advantage is to replace tra-
ditional segmented static images and graphics with animated se-
quences, demonstrating processes as they occur in nature.
CATARINA not only personalizes learning process, but also enrich-
es the fundamental topics of each unit of the school programs
with text, sound and dynamic animated sequences. It is geared to
the satisfaction and participation of the student thus serving as
a positive reinforcement and promoting the continuation of stud-
ies.
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 office) teach-
ing students anywhere in Brazil (or between Brazil and Portugal,
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), and [2] to show the technical feasibility of ex-
porting excellent educational software and courses from any coun-
tries (even without adequate POTS nor Internet) to students
across oceans and continents.

4:20 pm Demonstration of "MultiMedia of America (MMOA)"(TM) Project #3
with the combined 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 re-
trieve a WWW page of the program at Millennium Institute in
Arlington, VA via a digital INMARSAT at 64 Kbps.
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 alternative investment, tax, subsidy, other
relative price factors on national development indicators. So-
cial, economic, and environmental implications are analyzed en-
dogenously. Threshold 21 includes sectors for demography, health
care, education, nutrition, goods, trade, agriculture, fuel re-
sources, energy, pollution, military, technology, debt, national
accounts, and "rest of world". Threshold 21 is a computer simu-
lation model based on Systems Dynamics methodology originated by
Professor Jay Forrester of Massachusetts 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 fea-
sibility of using it to promote the interest of educators and
decision-makers in rural/remote areas of less developed countries
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, telemedicine, agriculture, etc., to name but a
few) from anywhere around the world (even where there is no ade-
quate POTS), (2) to lead to the availability of web oriented glo-
bal electronic distance education (e.g., international economics
course from the University of Colorado or art course from Penn-
sylvania State University, etc.), which can be exported from Bra-
zil to anywhere around the world, and [3] to lead to the realiza-
tion of Globally Collaborative Environmental Peace Gaming with
massively parallel processing of distributed databases and simu-
lation models through global neural computer network [a term
coined by T. Utsumi in 1981] -- i.e., the ultimate goal of GLOSAS
project. This project is to develop basic educational course-
wares for environmental protection and sustainable development,
including crisis management and conflict resolution, etc. Bra-
zilian 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 oth-
er countries with the use of telecommunication technologies.

4:40 pm Demonstration of "MultiMedia of America (MMOA)"(TM) Project #4 on
conducting CU-SeeMe videoconferencing via digital INMARSAT satel-
lite at 64 Kbps -- by Mr. Nick Ivanov of Macsimum, Ltd. in Mos-
cow, Russia; Prof. Dr. Colette Grace Mazzucelli of BIGIS in New
York; Ms. Rita Galanbos of Civic Education Project in Budapest,
Hungary; Mr. Roger Lee Boston of Houston Community College System
Distance Education/College Without Walls in Houston, TX; Prof.
Jose Brenes Andre, President of Costa Rica Fulbright Association,
Universidad de Costa Rica; Mr. Allyn J Radford, Director of In-
ternational New Media Center at RMIT University, Melbourne, Aus-
tralia; Ms. Lih-er Wey of Michigan State University in East Lan-
sing, MI; Dr. Peter T. Knight, Chief, Electronic Media Center of
The World Bank in Washington, DC; Mr. Marcos Santos at Servico
Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial (SENAI) in Florianopolis,
Brazil;
The objective is to demonstrate the possibility of gathering
worldwide experts through Internet, without spending much costs
from anywhere around the world (even where there is no adequate
POTS). If successful, this will lead to the possibility of tele-
medicine (among many others) consultation from remote areas of
Brazil to world wide experts.

4:55 pm Closing remark; Dr. Takeshi Utsumi

Backup Demonstration of DirecPC -- a newly available service in Eu-
rope -- by Mr. Grant McClymont of Hughes Olivetti Telecom of Eng-
land;
A demonstration of retrieving at the Budapest conference site,
a WWW page (e.g., high-volume 3D animation with VRML). The
DirecPC aims at faster, cost-efficient transmission of high-vol-
ume documents, desktop video, software, games, news and other
information to personal computers. While it receives signal from
its satellite at 400 Kbps with a 24 inch dish antenna, the inter-
active signal from user keyboard will be sent to a host computer
via terrestrial Internet with SLIP/PPP connection at 28.8 Kbps.

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. do-
mestic satellites (Ku-band) which covers North America. Videoconferencing
via TCP/IP oriented Internet (e.g., CU-SeeMe, BeingThere, QuickTime, Mbone
[tentative], 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.)
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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"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 11:00 am: EDT/USA)
(11:00 noon to 3:00 pm: GMT)
(1:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Budapest)
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(The 10th anniversary of GLH)

** DEADLINE TO RECEIVE THIS FORM IS AUGUST 12, 1996 **
(Time is short. Please register ASAP.)

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 [tentative] [ ]
Switched Digital (56/64 Kbps) or ISDN [ ]
Specify mode (e.g., PictureTel or VTEL, etc.) ______________________
Desktop via Internet [ ]
Specify mode (e.g., CU-SeeMe, BeingThere, 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.
[ ] 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 August 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 [tentative],
[ ] 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, [ ] BeingThere,
[ ] QuickTime [tentative] [ ] Mbone [tentative]

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) *
* A Divisional Activity of GLOSAS/USA *
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