Does any body know a discussion list abaout "distance learning"???
>Update on the ESS Telecom97 conference on Distance Learning.
>We thank all the people who have accepted our invitation to present a
>paper (The titles of their papers are not definitive yet; a few more are
>ESS Telecom97 - Distance Learning A Bridge to the Future.
>* Date: July 1, 1997
>* Conference room number is J 1050
>* Address: 701, 18th Street, NW, Washington DC USA
>* Time: 9:00AM
>1. DISTANCE LEARNING (editor [log in to unmask])
>-John Schoneboom with the American Association for the Advancement of
>Science-Sub-Sahara program - his paper will present the AAAS views on
>Distance Learning in Africa
>-Dr. Abebe Kebede with North Carolina A&T State University- his
>paper(co-authored with M. Worku, D. Alamineh and B. Teklehaimanot) will
>introduce the Ethiopian Distance Learning Association and their proposal
>for an Open College
>-Clement Dzidonu/Zimbabwe--will present a paper which will deal with
>Distance Learning in Zimbabwe
>-Dr. Alan Ginsberg with Bell labs Multimedia Communications will present
>the latest on "Persyst", a distance learning system
>-Teodros Lemma with WorldSpace Corp. will present a paper on the use
>of digital radio broadcasting for Distance Learning in developing
>-Dr. Tarekegn Guebre Yesus with Addis Ababa University will review the
>World Bank's African Virtual University concept.
>-C. Sade Turnipseed with Universal Media Exchange will present a paper
>on Distance Learning opportunities in Uganda
>2. FUNDING RESOURCES (editor [log in to unmask])
>-Arlene Krebs, President, New Orbit Communications (Author, "The Distance
>Learning Funding $ourcebook") and a renowned expert on funding resources -
>her paper will be on funding resources for Distance Learning projects
>3. TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT
>(editor [log in to unmask])
>-Mike Damena with COMSAT will present a paper on Managing the
>development of telecommnications in Ethiopia
>-Paul Birmingham with the World Bank's department of Telecom Operational
>Support in Africa will present a paper related to aspects of
>telecommunications in Africa
>-Yeheyies T. Selassie will present a paper on developing telecommunications
>-Linda Leonard with the US State Department's Lealand Initiative will giv
>e an update on the Initiative
>4. TECHONOLOGY UPDATE AS IT RELATES TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND
>NETWORKING IN AFRICA (editor [log in to unmask])
>- Mark Holtzer with National Instruments, a leader in virtual
>instrumentation and the use of instruments at a distance over the Net
>- Cu-Seeme, a teleconferencing and distance Learning tool-Whitepines Corp.
>- Finally, if time permits, a trip to the IBM's Institute for Electronic
>goverment, where state of the art Distance Learning tools are being used(a
>few blocks from the World Bank building) is envisaged.
>As mentioned in earlier updates, the conference room will seat 80 people only.
>There are a few remaining. Registration applications are coming from as far
>as Kenya, Ireland and Switzerland.
>Everyone is invited to come and participate in this unique forum, organized
>by Africans, where ideas that will define the future of learning in Africa
>will be discussed; their strength and weaknesses highlighted.
>To register send an e-mail to [log in to unmask](Please mention ESS Telecom97 in
>the subject field).
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