One of the great features of our new site design is our new Meet Our Instructors section, which shares a little more about the people behind our great course materials.
This edition profiles Eric Klopfer, a long-time contributor to the site and member of OCW’s Faculty Advisory Committee. Here’s the intro:
It’s no exaggeration to say that Eric Klopfer has been at the forefront of bringing technology into the classroom since grade school. Instead of writing a standard book report for his English teacher, he recalls, he dragged him down to the school’s very modest computer lab—consisting of a few Commodore 64’s and an Apple IIe in the corner—and proceeded to demonstrate a game that he programmed which offered a series of alternate endings to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. “I’m pretty sure,” he laughs, “that was the first book report he had ever received on a computer.”
Check out these OCW courses taught by Prof. Eric Klopfer: