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Working Moms Get Ahead with Online Education

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Sometimes, getting that degree is the key to getting ahead in your career. A recent article at Gazette.net points out that many working mothers are turning to online classes to get the extra education they need:

Providing solid courses with accessible support is crucial to success in online education, especially with working mothers, according to Jurgen Hilke, director of distance learning for Frederick Community College....

Research at the college shows the online student population is 70 percent female, Hilke said, with working mothers comprising a majority of that group. Women have a success rate of between 81 and 84 percent, depending on semester, a little lower than the success rate of classroom-based instruction of 83 to 85 percent, according to FCC research.

Project Working Mom, a new program by eLearners.com, is offering support -- emotional and financial -- for those who are considering returning to school while juggling work and parenthood. I'm pretty sure that if someone offered me a full scholarship, I'd find the time to study online... what about you?

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