"Global Lecture Hall (GLH)" in August, 1996

Tak Utsumi (utsumi@solar.rtd.utk.edu)
Sun, 16 Jun 1996 23:09:19 -0400 (EDT)




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
June 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
(8:00 am to 11:00 am: EDT/USA)
(12:00 noon to 3:00 pm: GMT)
(2:00 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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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.

PURPOSE:
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,

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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.

SCHEDULES (Tentative):
A. Presentations:
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 multime-
dia medical education); Dr. C. Everett Koop of Dartmouth College (invit-
ed), etc.

B. Demonstrations:
1. 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 comple-
ment, 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 Medicine,
2. European Union Negotiation Gaming; Teleteaching cooperation by Tech-
nical University of Budapest, INSA de Lyon and Budapest University of Eco-
nomics Sciences with CU-SeeMe videoconferencing via Internet, -- by Dr.
Colette Mazzucelli of Budapest Institute of Graduate International and
Diplomatic Studies (BIGIS),
3. GLOSAS KNOWLEDGEBASE of GLOSAS members about their course offerings
to less developed countries via inexpensive multimedia telecommunications
networks across national boundaries. Three dimensional display of rotat-
ing global brain with blinking locations of the members in various coun-
tries which leads to World Wide Web (WWW) home page design. The page will
be hypertexted with audio and video greetings, and many information, re-
ports, papers about GLOSAS, GU, GLH video clippings, CAADE projects and
GLOSAS NEWS -- by Dr. Andrey S. Narvsky of St. Petersburg University of
Ocean Technology,
4. "MultiMedia of America (MMOA)"(TM) Project;
4.1 Presentation of city-planning and clean energy interactive pro-
grams (e.g., "Greening of the White House," "Renewable Energy Technology
Exhibit" and "Sun's Joules," etc.) for promoting citizens' awareness and
participation in environment, new energy, community planning and sustain-
able development. The instructor in San Francisco will present them on
CD-ROM in multimedia ShareVision system and also grab WWW page. He will
send both from San Francisco, CA 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
students at Houston Community College (requested) via POTS. This
one-to-many, non-interactive, broadcasting system is to show the feasibil-
ity of teacher (active or retired) at their home/office teaching students
anywhere around the world (particularly in rural and remote areas where
there is no Internet yet) without use of expensive viewing room with ISDN
or studio set-up with satellite. This is a step towards to nullifying
distance education delivery costs per head of students with the use of
inexpensive sub-channels (e.g., Vertical Blanking Interval [VBI]) of ana-
log terrestrial TV and satellite in the near future, -- By Mr. Christopher
Gronbeck of the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology
(CREST) in San Francisco, CA, Mr. Roger Carter of ASU, Mr. Gary
Blievernicht of MSU, and Mr. Roger Boston of Houston Community College,
4.2 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

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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 association/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 -- an "experiential learning" in a virtual labora-
tory where students can observe changes frame-by-frame at a specified rate
or velocity and even "rewind" the animated sequences and repeat them.
This demonstration will show the feasibility of exporting excellent educa-
tional software and courses from any countries (even without adequate POTS
nor Internet) to students across oceans and continents, -- By Dr. Jan
Visser at UNESCO/Paris and Mr. Mauricio Manhaes of Terravista in Floriano-
polis, Brazil,
4.3 Presentation of "Threshold 21," a systems dynamics modeling pro-
gram for policy analysis of sustainable development with environmental
protection. This will be made from The World Bank (requested) in Washing-
ton, D.C. to SENAI in Brazil with ShareVision units via POTS, while atten-
dees at SENAI will retrieve a WWW page of the program at Millennium Insti-
tute in Arlington, VA via a digital (64 Kbps) INMARSAT. This demonstra-
tion is to show the feasibility 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, -- By Dr. Gerald Barney
and Ms. Elizabeth Geho of Millennium Institute and Dr. Peter Knight of
The World Bank,
5. DirecPC of a newly available service in Europe; 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-volume documents, desktop video, software, games,
news and other information to personal computers. While it receives sig-
nal 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 ter-
restrial Internet with SLIP/PPP connection at 28.8 Kbps, -- by Mr. Grant
McClymont of Hughes Olivetti Telecom of England.

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, Mbone [tenta-
tive], etc.) and via switched digita (56/64 Kbps) 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 respon-
sible for the costs of (1) down/uplinking from/to satellites or video
bridge; (2) telephone call to a videoconference center (at Norwalk Hospi-
tal of the School of Medicine of Yale University in Connecticut) for Q&A;
and (3) sending fax to the center for backstage coordination. (*: Under
regulation, fee of participants 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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"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
(8:00 am to 11:00 am: EDT/USA)
(12:00 noon to 3:00 pm: GMT)
(2:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Budapest)
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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.

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(*): 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 under-served 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, [ ] 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 *
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.) *
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* Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email) *
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