I became involved with the School of Natural Health Sciences 15 years ago. Subsequently, I have written many courses for them and Tutor those students studying my subjects. I joined forces because the School was maintaining a very high professional standard; I was impressed with their image and dedication.
Mind you, in those days the school was providing fewer courses but the students were just as dedicated as were the School’s very ‘professional staff’. Since those days the School has continuously revised and improved its courses as well as adding many new ones. The standards of the School today remain very high. They have over 60 distance learning subjects.
As The School of Natural Health Sciences now has 20 years of experience in teaching natural health subjects, this in no way means that we can rest on our laurels. In fact, our ever increasing student body makes the work even more challenging and motivating.
Another thing that also springs to my mind is the way in which the School’s website has undergone such an amazing transformation. In the early days it was a relatively simple affair whereas today it is very polished and provides excellent explanation of all the School’s study procedures and courses. Furthermore, through the website, the potential student is made aware of a whole range of special multiple course offers enabling a complete programme of study to be undertaken. It is because of these course combinations, that the intending student can take advantage of ‘major cost savings’. Also through the website, the student can read about the achievements of others on their Graduates Page.
It gives me a buzz to tell you that I have tutored and interacted with many, many of our students from all walks of life, all over the world. I find this a most rewarding experience as the students are all, without exception, keen to learn.
Discussion with students, and obtaining feedback from them, is a vital part of providing ‘distance learning education’. It is this interaction that enables us to design and write courses that are suitable for distance learning. One must always keep in mind that a distance learning student works alone at home, with only the course material. Occasionally, this can mean that what is very obvious to the course writer may not be immediately obvious to the student. Consequently, the course writer has to think very hard about the very nature of the material that is being provided and its ability to convey the correct teaching in the distance learning environment.
To conclude, I must say that nothing gives me greater pleasure than working with the School and hearing from students who tell me how much they have enjoyed their courses. I also like to hear of their future plans and to hear their success stories.
Congratulations to everyone at the School on this 20th Anniversary. We all aim for even greater things during the next 20 years.
Dr Tony Edwards
Course-writer and Tutor for the School of Natural Health Sciences
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