Bright IDeas Podcast

The Bright IDeas video podcast provides faculty with a toolbox of innovative instructional techniques they can immediately apply in their courses, regardless of discipline. Episodes are released monthly, with four themed series planned for the podcast’s first year!

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Series 1 | Student Engagement

  1. Introductions
  2. Inquiry-Based Learning
  3. Problem & Project-Based Learning
  4. Instructor Presence with Cynthia Shade

Series 2 | Serving Diverse Learners

  1. Learning Modalities
  2. Accessibility with Tamara Herod

Series 3 | Course Architecture
Learn and refine your use of industry standards for quality course design, including the Backwards Design Model, Transparent Assignment Design, and Quality Matters.

Series 4 | Tools and Resources
Investigate various tools of the trade and gain insights into how instructional designers evaluate and employ resources for quality, longevity, fit, and impact. We’ll also take a specific look at Open Educational Resources (OER) and Video Design.

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About the Hosts

The podcast is written and hosted by Kelsey Hannum and Madison Anders, Instructional Designers for Lone Star College. With backgrounds in textbook publishing, courseware development, K-12 instruction, and instructional design, they bring a wide range of experiences and tested tips for effective and efficient implementation.

Madison Anders
Madison Anders
My journey at LSC began this past summer when I transitioned from being a K12 classroom teacher to a career in Instructional Design. During my 8 years of working experience as a classroom educator, I developed my passion for designing instructional and learning experiences by earning a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction and teaching courses through multiple modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, and online). Since working for LSC, I have been fortunate to further this passion by looking at the student experience in courses and exploring new and creative approaches to unique online learning challenges. Outside of work, I am married to a fellow educator, and we are ‘full-time’ busy with our three-year-old son and two dogs. I am an avid reader, writer, baker, gamer, and all things creative outlets!

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Kelsey Hannum
Kelsey Hannum
Prior to joining LSC, I worked at OpenStax, an OER textbook publisher based at Rice University. I oversaw the development of Business, Humanities, and Social Science textbooks as Associate Editor and was involved with multimedia creation and courseware content development. Working with subject matter experts to create meaningful learning experiences led me to instructional design and pursuing a Master’s in Learning Design and Technology. I am so grateful that my day-to-day now revolves around helping educators enhance online learning through creativity, innovation, and design! Outside of work, I love spending time with my rambunctious corgi, Mr. Darcy, and exploring local hiking trails!

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