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Memorandum

Date: October 19, 1996
To: Electronic Colleagues
From: Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D.
Subject: Video tape of "Global Lecture Hall" videoconference on 8/16/96
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Dear Electronic Colleagues:

A video tape of our highly successful "Global Lecture Hall (GLH)"(TM)
multipoint-to-multipoint multimedia interactive videoconference for
"Spreading Spirit of Global Understanding to Every Corner of the World" is
now available. This GLH was the 10th anniversary of GLH.

It was held on August 16, 1996, 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 which was organized by the Hungarian Fulbright Asso-
ciation and the Hungarian Fulbright Commission. The face-to-face confer-
ence was held in Budapest, Hungary, and the GLH viewing site in Budapest
was at the auditorium of the Central European University. Norwalk Hospi-
tal in affiliation with Yale University/School of Medicine and World
Health Organization Collaborating Center for Health Informatics Norwalk,
Connecticut hosted our videoconferencing center.

GLOSAS/USA assisted Hungarian colleagues in organizing this large scale
GLH, which focused on environment protection and telemedicine with
electronic distance education. This GLH covered the entire globe.

PURPOSES:
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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 were;
1. To promote interest of educators and decision-makers in under-served,
less developed countries in implementation of affordable and accessible
global electronic distance education across national boundaries,
2. To have participants view and compare various advanced (yet affordable)
delivery systems with technical and economical pros and cons,
3. To apply later demonstration technologies for under-served students in
rural/remote areas of the U.S. and around the world.

OBJECTIVES:
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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 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.

SUMMARY OF ACHIEVEMENTS:
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This GLH had the largest number of participants in the past ten years.
Albeit some technical glitches, this GLH accomplished to demonstrate;
a. inexpensive way of organizing a global scale videoconference,
b. technology and know-how transfer of organizing such a videoconference
to overseas,
c. indication of the future direction for Fulbright exchange program,
d. possibility of "Education for All" from anywhere to anywhere with the
use of computer-mediated multimedia system via one-way, non-interactive
broadcasting satellite and two-way, interactive satellite,
e. a step toward to realize GLOSAS/USA's ultimate goal of establishing a
Globally Collaborative Environmental Peace Gaming through a Global Neu-
ral Computer Network with quantitative simulation model for sustainable
national development and the use of inexpensive videoconferencing sys-
tem via Internet for normative and qualitative gaming,
f. setting a stage for our future collaboration with telemedicine field.

This GLH also had great honor and privilege of having excellent greet-
ings and discussions by distinguished delegates and panelists from the
U.S. and Hungary, including Mrs. Harriet Mayor Fulbright, Mr. George
Soros, Dr. Michael D. McDonald (on behalf of Dr. C. Everett Koop, former
Surgeon General), and many others.

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 enabled the GLH to be extended to over-
seas. We also obtained "in-kind" services of a U.S. domestic satellite
(Ku-band) which covered North America. Videoconferencing via TCP/IP ori-
ented Internet (e.g., CU-SeeMe, etc.) and ISDN (e.g., PictureTel, etc.)
also enlarged its coverage around the globe.

In spite of some technical glitches, the GLH was full of exciting dem-
onstrations of the most advanced, cutting-edge desktop videoconferencing
technologies to indicate the future direction of global electronic dis-
tance education exchange. The GLH was greatly appreciated by viewers
around the world, and was also a clear example of cooperation of interna-
tional and domestic, governmental, industrial and academic organizations
for a global scale project.

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

PROGRAMS:
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A. Greetings and Panel Discussions:
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a. Opening remark; Dr. Takeshi Utsumi, Chairman of GLOSAS/USA, President
of Global University/USA (from Norwalk, CT)
b. Panel Discussions on international educational exchange and experiences
in encouraging global understanding -- moderated by Dr. Huba Bruckner,
Executive Director of Hungarian Fulbright Commission. Panelists were;

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
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. Michael McDonald on behalf of Dr. C. Everett Koop of Koop
Foundation
Dr. David A. Johnson, Former President of Fulbright Association at
the University of Tennessee/Knoxville

B. Demonstrations:
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a. Demonstration of Telemedicine -- by Mr. Sunao Miyazaki of Noguchi Medi-
cal Research Institute and Dr. Khalid Moidu of Norwalk Hospital in af-
filiation with Yale University School of Medicine.
A combined use of ShareVision (with text, graphics, image, white-
board, audio, and video (10 to 15 fps)) for high resolution image, and
CardioPhone for cardiogram via Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS) at
9.6 Kbps in two-way, interactive mode between the University City Sci-
ence Center in Philadelphia, PA and Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, CT, --
Each of them can complement, yet using only inexpensive, ubiquitous
POTS.

b. Demonstration of GLOSAS KNOWLEDGEBASE of GLOSAS members about their
course offerings to less developed countries via inexpensive multimedia
telecommunications networks across national boundaries -- by Professor
Anton Ljutic of Champlain College on behalf of Dr. Andrey S. Narvsky of
St. Petersburg University of Ocean Technology.
Three dimensional display of rotating global brain with blinking
locations 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.

c. Demonstration of "MultiMedia of America (MMOA)" Project #1 with the
combined use of ShareVision and CU-SeeMe via POTS, satellite and Inter-
net -- 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, Austra-
lia.
An acting instructor (active or retired at his/her home) presented
Teacher's Instructional Mapping & Management System (TIMMS) in multime-
dia ShareVision system. TIMMS is a useful tool for courseware design
and planning, school administration, student performance assessment
records and portfolio. He sent slides of TIMMS to Arizona State Uni-
versity (ASU) via POTS; from ASU to a receive-only ShareVision at Mich-
igan State University (MSU) via the satellite of National Technological
University; from MSU to acting students at Houston Community College
via POTS; from MSU to students around the world with CU-SeeMe through
Internet; and also from Houston Community College to a disabled stu-
dent's home via POTS.
The objectives of this demonstration of one-to-many, non-interac-
tive, broadcasting system were:
[1] to test feasibility of global electronic distance education de-
livery system with ShareVision 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 (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 swi-
tching 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 the use of inexpensive
Vertical Blanking Interval (VBI) of analog terrestrial TV and satellite
(domestic and/or international) in the near future;
[5] to have future possibility of multiplexing satellite transponder
for multichanneled one-to-many broadcasting, thus nullifying distance
education delivery cost per head of student.

d. Demonstration of "MultiMedia of America (MMOA)" 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 project and
a demonstration of CATARINA of Terravista in Florianopolis, 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, gra-
phics, audio and animation. Three dimensional display of electron
spinning of molecules association/dissociation was shown with Share-
Vision via an analog INMARSAT-A, in two-way, interactive mode between
SENAI in Florianopolis, Brazil and UNESCO in Paris, France. The soft-
ware also allows students to interact with the experience or demonstra-
tion being presented -- 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. Projected mainly for the teaching of the natural sciences such
as Chemistry, Physics and Biology, CATARINA's main advantage is to re-
place traditional segmented static images and graphics with animated
sequences, demonstrating processes as they occur in nature. CATARINA
not only personalizes learning process, but also enriches the fundamen-
tal topics of each unit of the school programs with text, sound and
dynamic animated sequences. It is geared to the satisfaction and par-
ticipation of the student thus serving as a positive reinforcement and
promoting the continuation of studies.
The objective of this demonstration were:
[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) teaching 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 count-
ries);
[2] to show the technical feasibility of exporting excellent educa-
tional software and courses from any countries (even without adequate
POTS nor Internet) to students across oceans and continents. Share-
Vision videoconferencing with inexpensive equipment and telecommunica-
tion line can be very valuable in developing countries where high speed
Internet (with TCP/IP node) has not been well established yet.

e. Demonstration of "MultiMedia of America (MMOA)" Project #3 with Share-
Vision via POTS from The World Bank in Washington, D.C. to SENAI in
Florianopolis, Brazil.
(1) Presentation on the Information for Development (InfoDev) Program
of the World Bank by Dr. Peter Knight;
The infoDev is a global program to help developing economies fully
benefit from modern information systems. The infoDev Program awards
small-scale grants (usually $250,000 or less) to "jump-start" activi-
ties which show significant innovation in using information technology
in sustainable development. This can include projects from any kind of
proponent--private sector, development agencies, non-governmental orga-
nizations, governments--and in any sector--health, education, environ-
ment, infrastructure, etc.
The infoDev [1] shares worldwide experience with, and disseminates
best practices to, governments and key decision-makers, both public and
private, on the economic development potential of communications and
information systems; [2] channels policy advice and other technical
assistance to governments in developing economies on privatization,
private entry and competition in the communications and information
sectors, and on improving the policy, regulatory and business environ-
ment for investment; [3] conducts feasibility and pre-investment stud-
ies, and prepares experimental applications in communications and in-
formation systems.
The infoDev's key method of intervention is through specific activi-
ties in the following areas: [a] Consensus Building, [b] Information
Infrastructure Development Strategies including Knowledge Assessments,
[c] Telecommunications Reform and Market access, [d] Demonstration Pro-
jects.
All activities are designed to support workable strategies and can
include workshops, assessments, demonstration projects, feasibility
studies, or other approaches. They can cover one or many countries; and
address one or many sectors.

(2) Presentation of "Threshold 21" by Dr Gerald Barney of Millennium
Institute in Arlington, VA, with WWW page of the program;
"Threshold 21" is a systems dynamics simulation modeling program for
policy analysis of national sustainable development with environmental
protection. It is a user-friendly PC-based model that enables deci-
sion-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. It includes sectors for demog-
raphy, health care, education, nutrition, goods, trade, agriculture,
fuel resources, energy, pollution, military, technology, debt, national
accounts, and "rest of world". It is for policy analysis and crisis
management to train would-be decision makers for win-win cooperation.
The objectives of this demonstration were:
[1] 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, which will 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 adequate POTS);
[2] to lead to the availability of web oriented global electronic
distance education (e.g., international economics course from the Uni-
versity of Colorado or art course from Pennsylvania State University,
etc.), which can be exported to anywhere around the world;
[3] to lead to the realization of Globally Collaborative Environmen-
tal Peace Gaming with massively parallel processing of distributed da-
tabases 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 recent 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 resolution, 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 partici-
pants of other countries with the use of telecommunication technolo-
gies.

f. European Union Negotiation Gaming with International Communication of
Negotiation with Simulation (ICONS) at the University of Maryland -- by
Dr. Colette Mazzucelli and Professor Peter Szollos of Budapest Insti-
tute of Graduate International and Diplomatic Studies (BIGIS), Dr.
Janos Tolgyesi of ELTE University and Ms. Rita Galambos of Civic Educa-
tion Project in Budapest, Hungary.
CU-SeeMe (black and white video (10 to 15 fps) with Macintosh and
IBM compatible machines) videoconferencing had crude video quality yet,
but this showed readily available videoconference among educational
communities around the world with TCP/IP oriented Internet, without use
of satellite nor dish antenna -- and even without use of overseas tele-
phone calls. It could be of a strong interest to K-12 educators.

Should you be interested in viewing the video tape, please fill out the
attached form and send back to me with your check or a purchasing order
number.

Best, Tak
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Video Tape
of
"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
Central European University
Budapest, Hungary
August 16, 1996

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)

Two tapes (1/2 inch, VHS/NTSC) with a hard copy report (67 pages)

I. PURCHASER
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II. PRICE PER COPY
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(C) Shipping and handling charges:
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III. PAYMENT
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IV. OTHERS
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[ ] Please send me information about the Consortium for Affordable and
Accessible Distance Education (CAADE) project and list me in the
mailing list of the project.
[ ] Please send me purchasing forms of the video tapes of GLHs on
8/21/1993, 10/6/1993, 7/7/1994 and 10/25/1995.

Return address:
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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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