Maria Widmer is an Instructional Designer for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education. Maria has worked in distance education for eleven years, having previously designed and taught a high-enrollment online undergraduate arts course. She holds an M.Ed. in Learning, Design, and Technology, an Educational Technology Integration certificate, and an eLearning Design certificate, all from Penn State University. Maria is a doctoral student in the UW-Madison Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis Ph.D. program.