Janet Mannheimer Zydney is an associate professor in Curriculum & Instruction at University of Cincinnati’s College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. She teaches classes in instruction design and technology and coordinates all sections of the undergraduate educational technology class for all pre-service teachers. Dr. Zydney’s research is on the use of technology-based scaffolding in online environments, multimedia programs, and digital games for improving students’ problem solving and critical thinking. She received her PhD in educational communication and technology in 2004 from New York University and completed her post-doctorate in special education technology at the University of Kentucky in 2006. She is the author or co-author of numerous refereed publications on the use of technology to improve students’ learning. She has presented nationally and internationally on her research. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband Mike and son Bradley.