Jon is the Educational Media Specialist of the Distance Education program at Merced College and is charged with the role of Faculty Canvas Trainer. Jon teaches the nuts, bolts, and nuances of building a Canvas course with accessibility in mind and from an OEI rubric viewpoint. Jon initiated Merced College’s Peer Online Course Review (POCR) subcommittee of the Distance Education Committee to foster the development of OEI rubric aligned courses at the college. As a non-linear out-of-the-box thinker, Jon is an innovator, creating multi-media to enhance and embellish the learning outcomes in a Canvas course. Originally from Costa Mesa, Jon holds a B.A. in Broadcasting and an M.A. in Education Instructional Media both from California State University, Long Beach.