Judy Perry is research manager of MIT’s Scheller Teacher Education Program. She currently oversees design, development, and research for several projects involving games and simulations for handheld devices, including location-based augmented reality projects (http://education.mit.edu/ar/), and participatory simulations (http://education.mit.edu/pda/), such as Palmagotchi. Prior to becoming a researcher at MIT, her work included television and web production, and content development for educational toys. Judy’s research interests include designing and evaluating the use of games and simulations within formal and informal educational settings to improve players’ content knowledge and social, collaborative, and cognitive skill development. She holds a BA in American studies from Yale University, and an EdM in technology in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.