Eric Klopfer

Eric Klopfer
Interim Head of Literature

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klopfer@mit.edu
617-253-2025




Eric Klopfer is Interim Head of Literature and Head of CMS/W. He is Professor and Director of the Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade at MIT. He is also a co-faculty advisor for MIT’s J-WEL World Education Lab. 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 the recently released “Resonant Games”, as well as author of “Augmented Learning.” His lab has produced software (from casual mobile games to the MMO The Radix Endeavor) and platforms (including StarLogo Nova and Taleblazer) used by millions of people, as well as online.