Brad Bouté, Director of Online Education
Expanding our Horizons
by Brad Bouté
It is time for Southwest Institute of Healing Arts to leverage the expanding capabilities of social networking and online education to extend our ability to touch lives, heal bodies, and free souls. As we mentioned in our newsletter last month, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts has begun the process of bringing some of our courses, certificates, and programs into the world of online education. Our goal is to have limited courses available by January of 2009! We are not announcing which courses at this time, but stay tuned to our newsletters for updates!
We are also broadening our reach into the world of social networking. Our goal is to have a presence on all of the major social networks as well as some unique to the holistic healthcare community. The more ways people can find us, the more lives we can touch. So far, we have a blog , a twitter account, and a facebook account. Please check them out and send in your feedback. We will be providing updates through this newsletter and the Twitter account as they happen.
Finally, I should introduce who I am. I am the new member of the SWIHA team who is leading these causes. My current title is Director of Online Education, and I am thrilled to be a part of this dynamic and extrordinary school. I have worked in higher education for just about a decade, holding such roles as instructor, lead instructor, Department Chair, Director of Education, and Director of Faculty. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D in Educational Technology from Walden University, and hold a Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Millikin University. I have been an active advocate of technology in my personal life and in my education for over 20 years. Through my doctoral work, I hopes to extended affordable, online, vocational education to as many people in the Phoenix area as possible to lower unemployment and positively affect the lives of all those willing to commit to their own edification and personal improvement.