There is no greater joy than being a Mother. But then being a mother is no easy task. Even 24 hours fall short when one is looking after a child. And for a mother it is very difficult to look after her kids, do household chores and study all that the same time. In fact many women opted out of colleges as it got difficult for them to do so many things at the same time. It was getting hectic and at the end of the day they were getting divided into so many things that they hardly got time to look after themselves least of all study.
But then all this has changed. With the passage of time and evolution of technology followed by its advancement has made computers and Internet a household name. And on-line education is a creation of the best resources available. So when all the resources are available to you and you happen to be a stay at home mothers why not make the most of it? Why not complete your educational dreams and apply to home based jobs so that you can, not only look after your kids but also studies and earn on the side. Distance learning study is a prime factor that saw to women’s enrollment in colleges and universities rising from over six million to eleven million since 1980.
Rani Kota, majoring in Public Health, says, “I chose online classes because I can spend time with my family and work full-time and those were my main priorities … With new technology, anyone can do it if they are willing to and can find a balance.”
Distance learning study is a bit different from traditional learning. It is not only flexible; the courses are also affordable and very convenient as it can be pursued from the comforts of your home. And since most of the on-line learners a little older considering their traditional counter parts, they have greater responsibilities and have to look after their family; they show greater initiative in completing the course studying via online distance learning.
Way Back in the 60s when women were not expected to work, but the scenario has changed completely. Just because they have become mothers it does not mean that they will not be able to have an independent financial freedom. 40% of working women are employed in management or professional roles.
Old obligations but new opportunities for working moms:
Research shows more women attend college than men but greater number of men graduate. Why? One of the major reasons for women dropout rate is that they become mothers and looking after kids is a full time job. And unless you have done graduation you will not get good jobs.
The unemployment rate for women with only high school diplomas is almost twice that of women with a bachelor’s degree: 8% vs. 4.5% and usually, the better the education, the better the job.
But the availability of on-line learning is slowly but steadily changing all these and is opening up new and exciting opportunities for them so that in spite of being a stay at home mother they can boast of their economic independence.