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Eric Klopfer

Dr. Eric Klopfer is Professor and Director of the Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade at MIT. Klopfer’s research focuses on the development and use of computer games and simulations for building understanding of science and complex systems. His research explores simulations and games on desktop computers as well as mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Klopfer’s work combines the construction of new software tools with implementation, research, and development of new pedagogical supports that transition the use of these tools to broader use in formal and informal learning. He is the co-author of the books, “Adventures in Modeling: Exploring Complex, Dynamic Systems with StarLogo,” and "The More We Know", as well as author of “Augmented Learning: Research and Design of Mobile Educational Games” from MIT Press. He is working on a new book from MIT Press that synthesizes lab work from The Education Arcade. Klopfer is also co-founder and past President of the non-profit Learning Games Network