About Me (Bio):
Marilyn Ault, PhD, is the Director of ALTEC, a Division of KU-CRL and has directed research and technical assistance projects with federal, state, and private foundation support focusing on the integration of technology into instruction since 1995. As Director of ALTEC she is responsible for the development and dissemination of the many resources found at 4Teachers.org that are used by millions of teachers. She has also directed inservice projects focusing on the instructional integration of technology in elementary, middle and high school classes. Recently she has directed initiatives that support the integration of games into instruction and has conducted research on student game preferences. She holds a PhD in Special Education from the University of Kansas and is particularly interested in how the emotional attachment of games can engage youth to participate in challenging academic tasks.