Eric Klopfer

Eric Klopfer

Director of the MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program
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Biography

Eric Klopfer is Professor and Director of the Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade at MIT. He is also a J-WEL pK-12 Faculty Advisor. His work uses a design-based research methodology to span the educational technology ecosystem, from design and development of new technologies to professional development and implementation. Much of Klopfer's research has focused on computer games and simulations for building understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

He is the co-author of the books, Adventures in Modeling, The More We Know, and Resonant Games, as well as author of Augmented Learning. His lab has produced products used by millions of people, as well as online courses that have reached hundreds of thousands. His work has been funded by federal agencies including NIH, NSF and the Department of Education, as well as the Gates Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Tata Trusts. Klopfer is also the co-founder and past President of the non-profit Learning Games Network (www.learninggamesnetwork.org).