Mobile Learning Games - A Talk By Prof Eric Klopfer

Mobile Learning Games - A Talk By Prof Eric Klopfer

Date & Time

22 March 2011, 00:00

Venue

Department

Learning Sciences Lab (LSL)
Office of Education Research (OER)

Category

Talks

Events Details

When Location Matters and When it Doesn't?

The reach of mobile technologies is rapidly extending across ages and around the world, making the dream of convenient, ubiquitous access to computational devices a reality.  This new reality has the potential to transform not only the way that we deploy educational technologies, but to change the way that we structure teaching and learning, allowing it to extend beyond the four walls of the classroom.  At MIT in The Education Arcade and Scheller Teacher Education Program, we have been developing and researching mobile educational games for more than a decade.  Recently we have been focusing on MITAR, our augmented reality platform, and UbiqGames, mobile browser-based games.  Klopfer will talk about these initiatives, emphasizing recent work on students developing their own location-based games to learn about local issues, and the UbiqBio project, which is studying the impact of games on learning about life sciences.


Biography: Prof Eric Klopfer

Associate Professor of Science Education
Director, Teacher Education Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Eric Klopfer is an Associate Professor of Science Education, the Director of the Scheller Teacher Education Program at MIT, and President and co-Founder of the non-profit Learning Games Network. His work combines research and development of games and simulations, from initial conceptualization, through implementation, piloting, professional development and end-user research. He is the creator of StarLogo TNG, a platform for helping kids create 3D simulations and games using a graphical programming language, as well as several mobile game platforms including location-based Augmented Reality games, and ubiquitous casual games. He also serves as Director of the Education Arcade, and is author of the book "Augmented Learning" and co-author of "Adventures in Modeling".


Tuesday, 22 March 2011

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Venue: NIE, MxL Studio @ Blk 5 Level 1  (NIE5-01-06)