Monday, August 23, 2010

Wednesday Live in Elluminate: the BYU-Idaho Learning Model

Join me Wednesday for a live and interactive interview with Fenton Broadhead and Kelly Burgener of the private, religious Brigham Young University - Idaho for a discussion of their unique learning model.  Anya Kamenetz highlighted BYU-I in her book DIY-U (my interview of Anya here) for its low costs, its focus on teaching over research, its year-round schedule, its integration of online courses, and its "relentless" measurement of learning outcomes.

Please note that this interview is earlier in the day than usual and as originally listed, but the recorded version (as always) will be posted later in the day if you can't make it live.

Date: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Time: 1:30pm Pacific / 4:30pm Eastern / 7:30pm GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Page

Kelly Burgener is currently serving as the associate academic vice president for instruction at Brigham Young University-Idaho. He has been employed by the university for 20 years, and during that time has served as dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts, chair of the Department of Art, and director of the graphic services office.

Burgener’s educational background includes a BFA from the Art Center College of Design and an MFA from Utah State University. Prior to entering academics, he worked as a designer in Minneapolis. Burgener and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Rexburg with their family of six children.

Dr. Fenton L. Broadhead is the academic vice president at Brigham Young University-Idaho. He came to the campus in 1987, serving two years in the Dean of Student office and as a faculty member in the Department of Economics for 21 years. His areas of focus have been International Economics and Economic Development. He was later named as the dean of the College of Business and Communication on January 1, 2002.

In March of 2008, Dr. Broadhead began serving as academic vice president at BYU-Idaho. He has served on the State Judicial Nominating Committee for Utah, as a board member of TechConnect East and Eastern Idaho Entrepreneurial Center, and as a city councilman, as well as other community committees in Utah and Idaho. He has received recognition for his teaching and community service. Prior to coming to BYU-Idaho, he was a businessman involved in agriculture, gasoline, and real estate.

Dr. Broadhead has been involved in consulting and training in human capital and economic development in domestic and international settings through his company, Peak International. His publications and works include: Instructional Management-Handbook for Effective Teaching, Education-“Investment in Human Capital,” Portfolio of Human Capital Assets, and 10 Principles of Effective Training.

Dr. Broadhead grew up in Nephi, Utah and attended Brigham Young University earning a bachelor degree in economics and a master’s degree in educational leadership. He holds a doctorate degree in education administration with a cognate in economics from the University of Idaho.

He and his wife Carol are the parents of six children and 18 grandchildren.