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MAY 22, 2002

eduweb projects win Gold, Silver and Honorable Mentionat the AAM MUSE Awards!

Three Web sites developed by eduweb in collaboration with its clients have won prestigious MUSE Awards. The MUSE Awards are a juried competition conducted by the American Association of Museums' (AAM) Media and Technology committee. Since 1989, the MUSE Awards
have recognized excellence in educational media produced by or for museums. (For more about the MUSE awards, go to: http://www.mediaandtechnology.org/muse/)

All three eduweb projects won in the Two-Way Communication category, defined as "programs focusing on information exchanges among museum audiences, staff and content experts." eduweb partner David Schaller is especially pleased to win in this category. "One thing that distinguishes the Web from other digital media is the opportunity to connect with other people. These three projects take very different approaches to two-way communication, and I think they are helping to lead the way as we explore the Web's potential as an exciting new platform for learning."

The three winning eduweb projects are:

Gold: Kids Design Network (KDN)
DuPage Children's Museum
Have you ever wanted to invent a gadget? With KDN, you can! You can investigate a challenge, dream up a design, and draw your plans on the computer. Then, using the Internet, you can show your design to a real engineer! They'll help with your design, so you can go and build it! And best of all, it's free, from the DuPage Children's Museum! The MUSE judges said: "Marvelously creative. Great content and two-way interactivity. I would have loved this project as a kid! This website is easy to use, fun, and very interactive for kids and adults. Kids get to develop solutions to challenges and hear from experts on how to improve their designs. Really really nice!"
http://www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/kdn/

Silver: A Brush with Wildife: Create a Composition with Carl Rungius
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Learn from Carl Rungius, one of America's finest wildlife artists, how to use art principles like balance, contrast, movement, and proportion to compose a powerful art composition. Get acquainted with the the principles, then create your own composition and submit it to the Critique Gallery for review! The MUSE judges said:"This site made excellent use of their collection. The images were beautifully illustrated, the text was clear, and the activity was creative. I thought that it was a site that would appeal to viewers of all ages."
http://www.wildlifeart.org/Rungius/


Honorable Mention: Hostages of Two Worlds
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
What was it like to be a student at an American Indian school? Explore the stories of several American Indian schools in the 1700s and 1800s, "collecting" primary sources that tell these stories. Then imagine you are an American Indian schoolchild and create a scrapbook about your experience, using the primary sources to illustrate your story. The MUSE judges said:"This is a highly interactive and multi-disciplinary program. It integrates sophisticated and professional electronic field trips with a very interactive website that allows for interaction with museum staff and professionals. I really like this!" (Hostages of Two Worlds is an electronic field trip about Native American schools and incorporates Web, video, and print materials. eduweb developed the Web site, which focuses on two such schools in the 18th and 19th centuries. As a subscription site, Hostage is not freely accessible to the public.)

eduweb LLP, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is an award-winning Web developer specializing in custom content development and high-quality site design and production services. Working with clients from concept to completion, it creates engaging and innovative educational experiences that are interactive, immersive and in-depth. It's content-rich Web sites, games, simulations and learning modules bring out the excitement of art, science and history. eduweb's clients include Biosphere 2, Brookfield Zoo, Colonial Williamsburg, the JASON Project, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, National Museum of Wildlife Art, New Jersey Historical Society, and Sanford.

For further information, please contact: David Schaller, Partner, Educational Web Adventures at 651-641-7566 david@eduweb.com or at www.eduweb.com

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