Dr. Maria Andersen, Dr. Maria Andersen has spent most of her career teaching, writing curriculum, and developing digital products for learning. Dr. Andersen has degrees in Chemistry, Environmental Biology, Mathematics, Business Administration, and Education Leadership. After 10 years as a college professor, Dr. Andersen stepped out of academia to embrace online learning and the underlying technologies behind it. She has built iPad games to teach algebra, launched the Canvas Network Massive Open Online Course platform, designed adaptive learning platforms for STEM used by McGraw Hill, worked as the Director of Learning Design for WGU (a fully-online CBE institution), and built a software company (Coursetune) for curriculum design. Recently Dr. Andersen returned to the classroom, having new adventures in K-12 middle and high school.