Janet Zydney

Janet Mannheimer Zydney


Professor, Instructional Design and Technology

Teachers College


CECH Instructional Design & Technology - 0022

Professional Summary

Dr. Janet Mannheimer Zydney is a Professor in Instructional Design and Technology within the School of Education. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Communciation and Technology from New York University. Prior to coming to the University of Cincinnati, Dr.Zydney completed her post-doctoral fellowship in special education technology at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Zydney’s research is on the use of technology-based scaffolding in online environments, multimedia programs, and digital games to improve students’ problem solving and critical thinking.  She teaches classes in design-based research, learning sciences and technology, universal design for learning, and teaching with technology. She has received awards for her excellence in teaching with technology in innovative ways.  She is the author or co-author of numerous refereed publications on the use of technology to improve students’ learning.  She is co-author of a book about online learning– Going Online with Protocols: New Tools for Teaching and Learning (Teachers College Press, 2012). She has presented at regional, national, and international conferences and given invited talks on her research.

Complete List of Publications



scaffolding, instructional design and technology, problem solving, multimedia, critical thinking, Going Online with Protocols

Contact Information

University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210022
Cincinnati   Ohio, 45221