If you’ve ever thought about pursuing further study, but find it hard to juggle household commitments and motherhood with attending classes on campus, studying online may be the answer. Online learning differs from traditional classroom settings and offers you the flexibility to study at your own pace and in your own space. It’s perfect for the busy mum who wants to add education to the mix of her already competing priorities.
Flexibility & convenience
One of the major benefits of online learning is the flexibility it offers mums. You won’t need to attend classes on-campus according to a fixed schedule. Studying online offers you the convenience of learning from home at whatever time suits your hectic schedule. As long as you have access to a computer and an Internet connection, you can study at any time or place you choose.
For mums who may not have the same kind of time to dedicate to their education, studying online offers independent learning. Online learning suits mums who don’t require a highly structured, classroom setting to keep up with their studies – you can fit your study around your daily schedule.
If you’re looking to up-skill or refresh your work skills, online learning allows you the flexibility to do it while juggling your other commitments. The online learning experience even allows you to get qualified while you’re on maternity leave or parental leave, so you will have the credentials to find a relevant job when you’re ready to return to work.
Contrary to popular belief, online learning does provide you the same support as on-campus students. You have one-on-one teacher support available, you can attend virtual lectures or partake in online discussions with fellow students. Online learning is very interactive and you will feel part of a supportive environment.
Is Online Learning the Right Choice for Me?
“I chose Online study not only because I live well out of Melbourne city but most importantly so that I could balance study with other priorities. As a single mother of two teenage children my schedule is already very busy. Additionally I have an elderly father whom I am the primary carer for. It is not easy juggling everything but Online study provides me with the flexibility to fit it in and around existing commitments.” - Tracey Kelly, Online Advanced Diploma of Management Student, Martin College.
Online Learning at Martin College
Martin College offers a number of online courses ideal for busy mums available via the online platform, Study Smart, where you have the flexibility to learn at your own pace as well as seek support from staff and fellow students. Visit the Martin College Online Learning page or watch the Martin College Online Learning video to find out more about online learning.
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