Jon Louis Dorbolo

Jon in Yemen
Adventuring and teaching in Yemen in 2008

Jon is Associate Director of the Technology Across the Curriculum program (TAC) and a long-time philosophy instructor at Oregon State University.  He received his doctorate in philosophy at University of Oregon in 1987, originated a web-based philosophy course – InterQuest – in 1993, was named 1996 MultiMedia Educator of the year by the Oregon Multi-Media Alliance, received the 1998 Oregon State University Extended Education, Faculty Achievement Award, and was identified in 2012 as one of 50 Top Innovators in Education by the Center for Digital Education.  Jon is past President of the International Association of Computing and Philosophy, past Editor of the American Philosophical Association Philosophy and Computers Newsletter, and organizer of several conferences including Computing and Philosophy and Oregon Immersive Education.  Jon is currently co-developing immersive environments – Beaver Island in Second Life – and augmented reality habitats.  When asked why he invests his energy into innovating educational technology, Jon replies; “Successful education is a moral victory. Adept educators must seek to teach technologies in order to help people to improve.”