Eric Klopfer — MIT

Eric Klopfer is Professor and Director of The Education Arcade and Scheller Teacher Education Program at MIT. Klopfer’s research focuses on the development and use of computer games and simulations for building understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The games that he works on are designed to build understanding of scientific practices and concepts as well as critical knowledge, using both mobile and web-delivered game platforms. In the realm of simulations, Klopfer’s work focuses on students understanding complex systems through, and connecting computer programming with scientific practice, critical thinking, and real-world issues.