USS Arizona Memorial Wins Museum Award

USS Arizona MemorialCongratulations to the folks at the USS Arizona Memorial for winning a Media and Technology MUSE Award at the AAM conference this week in Boston. Their live video-conferencing program won honorable mention in the two-way communication category. It is an innovative and very high-tech application that is letting kids from around the country experience the memorial and its important place in our history. Here is what the judges said about this program:
Through an engaging and thought-provoking videoconference, AMMA has created a powerful first person experience uniting today's youth with actual WWII survivors through a largely unscripted dialogue. The power of videoconferencing is clearly demonstrated here, allowing participants to speak, first hand, to those who lived through the attack on Pearl Harbor. Students read about the war in their text books, but this program represents a powerful primary resource.
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