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Prof. Roger Lee Boston
Rockwell Chair/Instructor
Distance Education/Technology Center
Houston Community College System
4310 Dunlavy Street
P.O.Box 7849
Houston, Texas 77006
Tel: +1-832-654-5627
Fax: +1-713-718-2030 (secondary) -- Tampere event

Dear E-Colleagues:

(1) Roger Boston recently informed me the following features which he has been using in
the past few years for his e-learning courses around the world;

       (a) Video Mail — see ATTACHMENT I — click to download his video mail
       to see how good audio/video quality it is.

       (b) Audio conferencing at free of charge — see ATTACHMENT II, -- for
       only Window operating system.

       (c) Streaming video through web which viewers can “talk back” through
       the audio conferencing system — ask Roger more how to use it.

I am sure that those features would be very useful for e-learning and e-
healthcare/telemedicine, particularly across national, continental and oceanic boundaries
— as Roger using them almost daily basis (ATTACHMENT III).

       Roger is the world expert on videoconferencing.

(2) These with emerging GRID networking technology with distributed computer
simulation system would be the future of e-learning for globally collaborative experiential
(hands-on) learning.
E-mail and multimedia World Wide Web of Internet so far contributed significantly to the
world society on the dissemination of information. The next phase of the Internet
development with global neural (or GRID) computer networks (*) should be the globally
collaborative experiential (the so-called “hands-on”) learning and constructive creation of
wisdom with interactive actions on virtual reality simulation models of joint global
research and development projects on various subjects, as forming globally collaborative
innovation network among youngsters around the world for creation of new knowledge in
the knowledge age of the 21st century.

       (*) Here, in 1981, I coined the phrase "Global Neural Computer Network"
       in which each participating game player, with his/her own desktop
       computer, database and sub-model, would correspond to a neuron, router
       to synapses, with the Internet serving as nerves in a global brain.

It is said “knowledge applied with interaction becomes wisdom.” The principle of the 21st
century education should be inheriting wisdom more than the mere transfer of

Dear Roger:

(3) Many thanks for those valuable information — they have tremendous progress
compared with those many videoconferencing we did together in the past years. I am
particularly delighted to know that most of those audio and video conferencing can be
done through Internet.

Dear E-Colleagues:

(4) We are now working hard for the multicasting videoconference among Finland,
Russia, Lithuania, New York, Houston on May 26th— see my following previous list

       (03/27/05) Multicasting videoconference on May 26th

I will announce how to view it as soon as we test its connection next Monday (5/16th).

Best, Tak

                                     ATTACHMENT I

       From: "ROGER.BOSTON" <>
       Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 14:02:28 -0600 (GMT-06:00)
       To: <>
       Subject: Video Mail [Re-send]

       Requires broadband, but you might enjoy the link below if you have the
       speed there, something we are doing here at HCCS:
Rosie et al, After our talk yesterday, I just wanted to show you what we
can do here at HCCS (for free) with Video Mail. Click on the link provided
to retrieve your video mail. This service is not ideal because it requires
the Real Player installation, but that is not so prohibitive a barrier at
HCCS. In fact, Real Player, Quick Time Player, and Windows Media Player
should all be made standard as a part of the software load of every

machine at HCCS. Anyway, let me know what you think?      You
have Video Mail!
Click the link to retrieve your message:

Video Mail requires the REAL PLAYER to be installed, if you do not
have, please get the (free product) here: <>

                            ATTACHMENT II

Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 13:57:53 -0600 (GMT-06:00)
To: <>, <>,
<>, <>
Cc: <>, <>,
Subject: Re: Testing of next Monday (5/16th/05)

Tak Utsumi wrote:

                      BTW, if your cell phone can
                      access to web, you may also
                      be able to view our video
                      from this URL while you are
                      on road.
                      And also, you may be able to
                      call into Roger‚s audio
                      conferencing bridge to hear
                      with another cell phone ˜ see

                      Dear Roger:
                       (4) Pls inform me of your
                       audio conferencing phone

Here is the link:

Enter the room with yourname@bermudacol
<mailto:yourname@bermudacol> note "bermudacol" is the password, the
room is full duplex but the default protocol is press the left CONTROL KEY
and hold down to talk. Multipoint Keyboard chat, audio chat, web touring,
etc is available. Also on occasion the right hand frame will contain narrow
or broadband video (as is going out this afternoon), enabling participants
to talk back to the video broadcast.

Be sure to use internet explorer, CLick TOOLS/ INTERNET OPTIONS/
PRIVACY, Slide the slider bar top bottom, click OK. Users of WIn XP
Service Pack 2 also click TOOLS/ OPTIONS/ SECURITY/ CUSTOM, and
mark "enable download signed active x controls".

                            ATTACHMENT III

Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 19:44:32 -0600 (GMT-06:00)
To: <>, <>,
<>, <>,
<>, <>,
<>, <>,
<>, <>,
<>, <>,
<>, <>
Cc: <>, <>
Subject: Re: Re: Testing of next Monday (5/16th/05)

To all:

We are in FINAL EXAMS here now and not needing the room for a while.
 So you should ahve 24 hour/day access to this conferencing space.
 Please try it early, individually with a friend, to make sure you are
successful before next week. Email to me if having any difficulties. It is a
great resource for collaboration and even hosting serious long distance
events. I use it every Tuesday night, Live outgoing video broadcast of an
on campus class, and my distant students in their homes, seeing, their
      computers under the control of mine in terms of what is showing on their
      screens, and ab le to "talk back" to the video form the classroom.

* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA                  *
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.) *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education *
* Founder and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of                *
*   Global University System (GUS)                                   *
* 43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A.               *
* Tel: 718-939-0928; Email:                      *
*                            *
* Tax Exempt ID: 11-2999676                                          *

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