January 15, 2020
Eric Klopfer is Professor and Director of the Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade at MIT. Eric’s research focuses on the development and use of computer games and simulations for building deep understanding, primarily focusing on K-12 students and teachers. The games that he works on explore ways that new and ubiquitous technologies can address learning challenges, ranging from mobile and web-delivered game platforms to virtual and augmented reality. 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 software that includes several lines of mobile biology games, the Massively Multiplayer game, and The Radix Endeavor, as well as platforms such as StarLogo Nova for modeling complex systems, and Taleblazer for creating augmented realities. Eric is also the co-founder and past President of the non-profit Learning Games Network (www.learninggamesnetwork.org).