Bio

General Event Bio:

Dr. Andersen has spent 14 years teaching at the college level, 16 years writing curriculum, and 6 years developing digital products for learning. She built iPad games to teach algebra, launched the Canvas Network MOOC platform, taught a MOOC on Social Media, built adaptive learning platforms used by McGraw Hill, and worked as the Director of Learning Design for WGU. Maria is a software developer (and CEO of a startup), a consultant, an author, a speaker, and a learning futurist. She holds degrees in Math, Chemistry, Biology, Business Administration, and Higher Education Leadership.

Math or STEM event bio:

Dr. Andersen has spent 14 years teaching mathematics and chemistry at the college level, 16 years writing curriculum for mathematics, and 6 years developing digital products for learning. She built iPad games to teach algebra, launched the Canvas Network MOOC platform, built adaptive learning platforms used by McGraw Hill, and worked as the Director of Learning Design for WGU. As a professor, Dr. Andersen was president of MichMATYC, the Professional Development Coordinator for AMATYC, the Director of the MCC Math & Technology Workshop , and wrote the “Teaching with Tech” column for MAA Focus.  Maria is a software developer, an author, a speaker, a blogger, a game designer, and a learning futurist. She holds degrees in Math, Chemistry, Biology, Business Administration, and Higher Education Leadership.

Online Education Bio:

Dr. Andersen has spent 14 years teaching at the college level, 16 years writing curriculum, and 6 years developing digital products for learning. She built iPad games to teach algebra, launched the Canvas Network MOOC platform, built adaptive learning platforms used by McGraw Hill, and worked as the Director of Learning Design for WGU. While a professor at Muskegon Community College, Maria directed the week-long MCC Math & Technology workshop for five years, helping faculty to prepare to teach online (or improve their skills). Maria is a software developer (and CEO of a startup), a consultant, an author, a speaker, and a learning futurist. She holds degrees in Math, Chemistry, Biology, Business Administration, and Higher Education Leadership.

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