Historic Opportunity for first 475 folks - Prince Charles Visits Global Schoolhouse (fwd)

Yvonne Marie Andres (andresyv@CERF.NET)
Wed, 2 Nov 1994 12:35:39 -0500


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Global Schoolhouse Kids Talk to Prince Charles Via the Internet

Prince Charles of Wales is visiting California for the first time in 17
years, focusing his visit on programs for disadvantaged youth, education,
technology, and the arts. The prince, who will be in the Los Angeles area
until Friday November 4th, will view youth programs in inner-city areas
and attend events connected to "UK-LA 1994", a 67-day celebration of
British arts, business, education and technology . Uses of Internet
technology will be highlighted during this event.

An historic, live demonstration of how the Internet is revolutionizing
education, will be given to Prince Charles on Thursday November 3rd, at
11:30 AM, at the Beverly Hills Hilton. Global SchoolNet President,
Yvonne Marie Andres and student ambassadors from Global Schoolhouse
Project classrooms in California, Washington DC, England, and Australia
will participate in a live interactive video-conference over the Internet
with the Prince of Wales.

Students will speak directly with the prince, explaining in their own
words how being connected with classrooms around the world can help make
schools more effective and produce better global citizens .

To emphasize the importance of education-business partnerships,
organizations including CERFnet/General Atomics, Cornell University, Cisco
Systems, MCI, Pacific Bell and Sprint will be providing equipment and
connectivity services for the special event.

In the words of John Morgridge, President of Cisco Systems,
"The information highway eliminates the boundaries of time and
place when it comes to access to information and education. In
the networked world, the only barrier to entry is the capacity
of one's own mind. "

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INSTRUCTIONS TO RECEIVE AUDIO
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To pre-register for the Global School House conference call registrants need
to call 1-800-728-1500 if they are calling from the USA or Canada. If they
are calling from outside the USA or Canada they need to call 319-326-5200.

When the registrants call they should ask to register for the Global School
House event on November 3rd. This will prompt the operator to give them
the correct phone number and password to participate in this event.

NOTE: MCI Forum will take the first **475 callers** only. They will not
register anyone after that number has been acheived. MCI has reserved 25
spots for their employees.

The operators will ask the pre-registrants for their name and phone numbers.
This is so that the operators can call our international participants the
day of the event and connect them to the conference call.

The conference call will be avaialable from 11:15 AM PACIFIC TIME until
12:30 PM PACIFIC TIME.

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INSTRUCTIONS TO VIEW VIDEO CONFERENCE VIA CU-SEEME
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This list is still being compiled!

* An update of viewing reflectors will be sent out later today

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRESS AND MEDIA:
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Viewing sites have been set up at the following locations:

- U.S. Sprint Facility in Washington DC; Contact Lynn Elmers (703-904-2221)

- CERFnet/General Atomic in San Diego; Contact Pushpendra Mohtra
(619-455-3908)

* An update of other possible viewing sites will be sent out later today

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NOTE:
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The Global Schoolhouse Project is currently sponsored by the National
Science Foundation (NSF) an independent agency of the United States
Government with generous additional support from U.S. Sprint, Cisco,
SuperMac, Zenith Electronics, Cornell University, the University of
Illinois and numerous other organizations. Curriculum coordination is
provided by Global SchoolNet Foundation (GSN) in Oceanside, California,
with project administration, technical support and training being
provided by the Clearinghouse for Networked Information Discovery and
Retrieval (CNIDR) at MCNC, in North Carolina.

The contact for Global Schoolhouse participation in the UKLA event is
Yvonne Marie Andres, who may be reached at (619)433-3413 or email to
andresyv@cerf.net

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Yvonne Marie Andres, Global Schoolhouse/Global SchoolNet Foundation
7040 Avenida Encinas 104-281, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Voice (619) 931-5934 FAX (619) 931-5934 email: andresyv@cerf.net
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