Gopin

Elisa Gopin

Elisa Gopin is an educational game designer with a passion for STEM education. As founder of the educational multimedia development company Lifelong-Learner.com she works on projects that promote creativity and problem solving skills, and teaches online courses that train teachers in the use of Web 2.0 tools in education, digital storytelling, and games in the classroom. Elisa was the driving force behind the development of BackPackGames.com, a website that provides quality educational games categorized by academic content, cognitive skill, grade level, and educational standards. Prior to entering the field of Edtech she worked as a project manager in web development for over 10 years. She is currently a doctoral candidate in educational technology at Boise State University where her research focuses on the challenge of integrating gameplay mechanics with educational content to create a truly intrinsic learning experience.