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Being a parent is a tough job, especially when you're doing it by yourself. That doesn't deter many single parents from obtaining a degree from an accredited online college. Balancing coursework with other responsibilities can be challenging, so we're excited to announce the launch of CourseAdvisor.com's Guide for Single Parents.
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by Tracey Topor
Distance learning used to be perfect for tech-savvy college students and programmers – but how times have changed! Today, distance learning is available online for anyone that can access a computer: busy moms, adult learners looking to continue their education, and working professionals who want salary-boosting credentials.
Distance Learning Online Has Something For Everyone
NO COMMUTE. Working on your degree at home and online will help keep you out of traffic jams and the mundane commute each day. You will also save on gas and car maintenance by not traveling to and from school. You set the schedule and timeframe for earning a degree online.
WORK & LEARN. If you are working but want to earn a degree to advance your career, distance learning is a perfect solution! Complete your degree online after work, or whenever you have spare time. You will have to juggle work and finding time to sign online to complete your degree – but with a little hard work and dedication it can be done!
CAREER CHANGE. If you are unhappy with your current job, consider an online degree program to learn more or different skills sets. You can gradually learn a new career online, while still keeping your old job – and your income for the time being!
Flexibility and Freedom: Key Strengths of Distance Learning Online
As online education grows, it is evolving to meet the needs of a wide range of students. Distance online learning programs are particularly helpful for those who don't have the time or transportation to attend a traditional campus class, who require an easily re-arrangeable study schedule, or who learn best when working at their own pace. Distance learning is also rapidly becoming a great way to save money on tuition, complete a degree, take a training course, or accumulate professional certifications.
Advantages of Distance Learning Online
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By: Sarah Wittcop
I have a busy life. I have a husband and family whom I love and enjoy spending time with. I work a full-time job, volunteer on the weekends and have a little white Maltese name Lacey, who enjoys running through mud puddles entirely too much.
With such a busy schedule, I wouldn’t exactly consider my life flexible. However, I was able to earn my Master’s of Business Administration degree online through Liberty University, all while maintaining my busy lifestyle.
If you, too, plan on embarking on your own educational journey, I have a few words of advice to lighten your load.
Meet the schedule — your new best friend
Whether you use a day planner, cell phone or the palm of your hand, scheduling your day and even your week will save you at least a dozen meltdowns and forgotten assignments. At the beginning of each term, map out your semester from the first day to the last, taking into consideration your responsibilities at work and home.
Involve your family
A great way to maintain your family relationships and still complete your coursework is to involve your family. Share with your spouse and children what you’re learning in your courses. You may be surprised what they may have to add to the subject and what they learn from you.
Don’t wait until the last possible hour to complete your coursework. If you have to complete a test by Saturday at 8 p.m., plan to take the test in the morning. Your stress levels will be lower, allowing you to focus on answering questions accurately instead of racing against the clock.
The dog can wait
Finally, I have learned through my own experience in balancing life, love and higher education that giving the dog her weekly bath can always wait until tomorrow. Prioritize your obligations, completing class assignments and recognizing that some tasks can wait.
As you learn to balance online classes with your obligations in life, remind yourself of your motivation for pursuing your degree. Whether your reason was advancing your career or fulfilling a life-long goal, your educational inspiration will keep the momentum going.
Sarah Wittcop is a recent MBA graduate from Liberty University Online and plans to continue her education by pursuing an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree through Liberty. A copywriter and marketer, she is interested in business and communication. Sarah lives in Va. with her husband, Adam, and her dog, Lacey.