Final schedule of GLH on 10/25th

Tak Utsumi (
Sun, 8 Oct 1995 08:10:23 -0400 (EDT)

October 7, 1995 TAKESHI UTSUMI
Chairman, GLOSAS/USA


"Global Lecture Hall (GLH)" (TM)
(multipoint-to-multipoint multimedia interactive videoconference)
on the occasion of
The VIth International Conference on Distance Education:
Universidad Estatal a Distancia
San Jose, Costa Rica
October 25, 1995
9:00 to 12:00 (Costa Rica Time)
10:00 to 13:00 (Eastern Time/U.S.A.)
15:00 to 18:00 (GMT)


(a) U.S. Domsat (Ku-band): North America
(b) INTELSAT (C-band): Central and South America, the Caribbean,
Africa, and Western, Central and Eastern
Europe, Scandinavia, Baltic, Ukraine, Western
Russia, Mediterranean, etc.
(c) INTELSAT-K (Ku-band): Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Scandi-
navia, Baltic, Ukraine, Western Russia, Medi-
terranean, etc.
(d) Internet: Around the world with CU-SeeMe (first priori-
ty to overseas users, total 25) and MBone
(CU-SeeMe participants need to access its
specified reflector, and call into an audio
bridge at our videoconference center at the
Ohio University.)
(e) ISDN: Around the world with PictureTel, etc.

FINAL SCHEDULES (Costa Rica Time):

8:00 am Start testing
9:00 am Opening remark; Dr. Takeshi Utsumi, Chairman of GLOSAS/USA,
President of Global University/USA (from Athens, OH)
9:05 am Greetings; Dr. Don Flournoy, Director of Institute for Telecom-
munications Studies, Ohio University (from Athens, OH)
9:10 am Demonstration of the Multicast Backbone (MBone) (text, graph-
ics, image, whiteboard, audio, and video) via Internet with a
new video tool named 'vic' which will deliver high-quality live
video to viewers using H261 encoding. This will also include
recent uses of the MBone for distance learning, such as "Learn-
ing to Learn: Future of Science and Engineering." A "MBone
Unplugged" rig, a combined standard video gear, an inexpensive
Indy workstation, wireless microphones and a wireless bridge to
create a mobile Internet-based MBone station, will also be
shown. If time allows, a practice session will be provided to
MBone participants; Dr. Don Brutzman, U.S. Naval Postgraduate
School (from Monterey, CA)
9:30 am Greetings; Mr. Charles Fox, Director of WORLDNET Television and
Film Service, U.S. Information Agency (video tape from Washing-
ton, D.C.)
9:35 am Demonstration of simulated asynchronous computer-mediated


multimedia conferencing (CMMCS) with FORUM via Internet between
two geographically separated sites (Fort Worth or Canyon, TX)
in a brief academic exercise involving epilepsy. "Student" and
"teacher" will interact with some instruction on the mechanisms
of epilepsy and provide each other with in-context links to
World Wide Web sites that contain useful reference material on
epilepsy. Their videos will be seen in two split screens side-
by-side which will be sent via satellite; Dr. Bill Klemm, Texas
A&M University, (from Austin, TX)
9:55 am Intermission
10:00 am Greetings with PictureTel via digital switched service; Dr.
Tapio Varis of the University of Art & Design (Former Rector of
the U.N. University for Peace in Costa Rica and Executive
Advisor of GLOSAS/USA) (from Helsinki Telephone Company Ltd. in
Helsinki, Finland)
10:05 am Greetings; President Robert Glidden of Ohio University (from
Athens, OH)
10:08 am Greetings; Rector Dr. Celedonio Ramirez of the Universidad
Estatal a Distancia (from San Jose, Costa Rica)
10:11 am Greetings; Dr. Frederico Mayor, Director General of UNESCO
(video tape from UNESCO/Paris headquarters)
10:20 am Greetings; Dr. Armando Vargas Araya (Regional Director for
Latin America and the Caribbean of INMARSAT, former Minister of
Communication of Costa Rica, former Secretary General of Ulcra
(KLa.Am radio/tv organization)) (video tape from INMARSAT/
London Headquarters)
10:23 am Demonstration of nurse training course exchange with the use of
portable dish antenna connection of ShareView (with text,
graphics, image, whiteboard, audio, and video (10 to 15 fps) at
9.6 Kbps) via INMARSAT-A in two-way, interactive mode between
Ohio University and Costa Rica conference site; Professor Jose
Brenes of the University of Costa Rica, Dr. Kathleen
Rose-Grippa of Ohio University and Mr. Jim Miller of SYNECTICS,
10:53 am Greetings; Official of PanAmerican Health Organization (from
Costa Rica)
10:57 am Greetings; Dr. Eugenia Flores, President of the Costa Rica
Academy of Science (from San Jose, Costa Rica)
11:00 am Presentation of Global SchoolHouse project (sponsored by the US
National Science Foundation) with CU-SeeMe (black and white
video (10 to 15 frame per second [fps]) with Macintosh and IBM
compatible machines), including MAVEN audio conference and
slide window via Internet; Mr. George Brett, Director of the
Clearinghouse for Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval
(CNIDR) and the project participants (from Research Triangle
Park, NC, etc.)
11:15 am Demonstration of KarlNet's 2 Mbps wireless telecom technology
(spread spectrum) with CU-SeeMe via Internet -- one-to-one
connection for high resolution video and audio; Dr. Doug Karl,
Director of Networking and Communications, Ohio State Universi-
ty (from Columbus, OH)
11:35 am Presentation of Global Telecommunications University project;
Dr. Renato Cortinovis, Training Officer of Human Resource
Development Division of the International Telecommunications
Union (ITU) (computer slide/audio from Geneva, Switzerland)
11:55 am Closing remark; Dr. Takeshi Utsumi

This GLH will also connect with a major public seminar "Center for
Global Connections" in Helsinki, Finland, to celebrate the 50th anniversary
of the United Nations, which has been organized by TheFinnish UN Associa-
tion, The Helsinki University, the Finnish Broadcasting Company, Telecom


Finland, etc.


Every GLH is an experiment in previously unexplored combinations of
technologies. The objective is threefold: [1] to test the hybrid configu-
rations of various technologies, [2] to 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, and [3] to gain
knowledge of the different participants' countries' regulatory eironment
that have thus far made sophisticated electronic distance education (EDE)
inaccessible to them. Many less developed countries are without good
analog voice-grade telephone 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
[1] to have participants view and compare various advanced (yet affordable)
delivery systems with technical and economical pros and cons, [2] to
stimulate educators and decision-makers in the less developed countries to
foster global electronic distance education. These demonstrations have
helped build a network of leaders in the global electronic distance
education movement.


The computer screen will be uplinked for worldwide broadcast. If you
have a satellite downlink facility and our satellite foot-prints cover your
area, you can receive our satellite signal. You can also participate with
your personal computer and/or workstation which are directly connected to
TCP/IP oriented Internet 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; (2) telephone call to a videoconference center at the
Ohio University 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.)
Registrants will receive satellite coordinates, CU-SeeMe reflector
number and instructions for participation.
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"Global Lecture Hall (GLH)" (TM)
(multipoint-to-multipoint multimedia interactive videoconference)
at the occasion of
The VIth International Conference on Distance Education:
Universidad Estatal a Distancia
San Jose, Costa Rica
October 25, 1995
9:00 to 12:00 (Costa Rica Time)
10:00 to 13:00 (Eastern Time/U.S.A.)
15:00 to 18:00 (GMT)
(Time is short. Please register ASAP.)


NAME: _____________________________________________________________________
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ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________________
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COUNTRY: __________________________________________________________________
PHONE: _________________________________ FAX: ____________________________
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LOCATION: _________________________________________________________________
SITE COORDINATOR: _________________________________________________________
RAISING QUESTION PHONE NUMBER: ____________________________________________
COORDINATION FAX NUMBER: __________________________________________________
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: ___________________________________________________
TECHNICAL SUPPORT PHONE NUMBER: ___________________________________________

3. POTENTIAL MEDIA USAGE (check all that apply):
SATELLITE DOWNLINK: ___________ C-BAND: _______ KU-BAND: ___________
OTHER VIDEO EQUIPMENT: ___________________________________________________

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. Primary Receiving Site:
(A) [ ] Non-profit organization:
(i) Pre-college level:
[ ] GLOSAS/USA member (*) U.S.$225.
[ ] Non GLOSAS/USA member 250.
(ii) College and university level up:
[ ] GLOSAS/USA member (*) 400.
[ ] Non GLOSAS/USA member 450.
(B) [ ] Profit-oriented organization:
[ ] GLOSAS/USA member (*) 800.
[ ] Non GLOSAS/USA member 900.
(*): Good standing Educational Professional member ($100/year) or up
for more than one year.


3. Secondary and Other Receiving Sites Connected to Primary Site or of
"In-Company" Network System:
(A) Secondary site 50% of the "Primary site fee."
(B) Other sites 25% of the "Primary site fee" per site.

4. CU-SeeMe and/or MBONE Participation:
(A) [ ] CU-SeeMe, [ ] MBONE 50.

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

1. Primary site ________________________________________________________
2. Secondary site (50% of "Primary site fee") __________________________
3. Other sites (No. of sites ___ X 25% of "Primary site fee") __________
TOTAL __________

Enclosed is my (our) check payable to "GLOSAS/USA" for the participa-
tion of GLH on October 25, 1995. Total enclosed: $__________

A fee of $100 will be charged to those sites who cancel after
receiving the technical information.

[ ] 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
[ ] Please inform me technical specifications of;
[ ] satellite, [ ] ISDN for PictureTel, etc.
[ ] CU-SeeMe, [ ] MBONE

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