Dr. Tim Hopper is an associate professor and faculty member in the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, Faculty of Education, University of Victoria in British Columbia. He received his Masters and PhD from the University of Alberta. Dr Hopper’s scholarly work focuses on PE teacher education and approaches to teaching and learning such as Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) and Movement Education. Dr Hopper has taught at all levels of the school curriculum both in Canada and the UK. He maintains strong links with local schools through a teacher education approach known as school integrated teacher education (SITE) where, observed and assisted by pre-service teachers, he teaches PE to classes of children with the eventual goal of the pre-service teachers taking over the teaching process. He has just completed a three-year study with Dr Kathy Sanford examining the influence of ePortfolios on pre-service teachers’ learning and program renewal. Collaborating with Dr Sanford he is currently involved in a four year SSHRC funded study called "Youth civic engagement: Real life learning through virtual games environments."