A Resource for Online Education
Online degree programs are the perfect solution for many stay at home moms who want to further their education without compromising their family responsibilities.
With many well-known and respected colleges and universities forming their own cutting-edge Distance Learning programs, all of
Some may prefer what are called "synchronous" college courses, in which the Distance Learning student proceeds in real time along with a traditional on-campus class, utilizing video conferencing, online discussion forums, live chats, and telephone interviews with the professor to provide a highly interactive experience. The benefits of synchronous course are that the stay at home mom is provided with a semi-rigid structure that may make it easier to immerse oneself in the course, and to keep on schedule with all necessary projects and assignments.
Furthermore, with face-to-face video conferencing and live discussion groups online, there are ample opportunities to ask questions and establish a good working relationship with one's professors and classmates.
Many stay at home moms prefer a course with less rigid scheduling, however. "Asynchronous" courses allow the you to complete projects, assignments and exams at your own pace, working when you choose to work and taking days off whenever necessary. Recommended guidelines may be provided in order to give you some general idea of how fast you should be progressing, but given course time allotments of up to nine months, there's a lot of leeway for a busy mom!
Once you've decided which program suits your needs, the next decision you have to make is in regard to the type of school you'd like to earn your degree from. Does the prestige of the school's name matter to you? Or do you simply need a degree to advance in your job, and would like to do so as inexpensively as possible?
If you are concerned about earning your degree from a college or university with a recognizable and respected name, then you might consider the stellar Distance Education program offered through Pennsylvania State University. Their course offerings are vast, and you'll graduate with a degree identical to that which an on-campus student receives.
Boston University offers an Executive Bachelor's Degree Completion Program to those individuals who have at least 64 credits toward their undergraduate degree and would like to complete their studies. If you're willing to pay for the convenience of completing your degree online and would like to do so through a world-renowned institution of higher learning, then Boston University might be the place for you. Again, the degree with which you graduate will be exactly the same as that which an on-campus student would receive.
If an undergraduate degree in a Business program interests you, then your best option is the distance learning program offered through UMass Amhert's Isenberg School of Management. The program itself is highly respected, and you will graduate with a degree that an employer will recognize and value.
If the name and prestige of a school are of no importance to you, and you'd like simply to earn a degree through a credible program as inexpensively as possible, then the options are legion. Any of the programs advertised on the left of this page are worth looking into. Try specifying the degree program and major you'd be interested in pursuing, and search for the right program that way.
You might also try looking over the advice on a resource such as the Princeton Review online. An objective and trusted third party like the Princeton Review is useful when sorting through all the various options for online and distance learning.
With all the advancements in internet technology and Distance Learning programs, even the busiest stay at home mom can get the education and training she needs.
Good luck finding the right program for you!