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Jon Fila is the NROC Ambassador of the Year
A longtime adviser and active member, Jon has championed the solution-incubator aspect of membership. His commitment to the power of Open Educational Resources has made him a strong advocate for HippoCampus, and his experience as an engaged participant in the Moodle open-source software community has improved NROC's own culture of sharing. Jon's affinity for cooperative resource development has strengthened the NROC suite of solutions.
Over the years, Jon has represented broad efforts in Minnesota (e.g. Minnesota Learning Commons), and he specifically modeled the potential of Educational Service Agencies to build awareness of member resources and to offer instructional technology training across a region. His early work with Northern Star Online School enhanced our understanding of the needs of online programs, and his personal passion for English and making a difference for all students continues to inspire us.
As a non-profit organization, NROC partners with educators to create open and low-cost courses and tools designed to recognize every student’s unique learning needs and preferences.