Eric Klopfer

Professor/Director, MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade

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, 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. He is the co-author of the books, “Adventures in Modeling”, “The More We Know, and the upcoming “Resonant Games”, as well as author of “Augmented Learning.” His lab has produced software including the UbiqBio line of mobile biology games, and the Massively Multiplayer game, The Radix Endeavor, as well as platforms such as StarLogo for modeling complex systems, Taleblazer for creating augmented realities, and Gameblox for making games online. 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 (