A grade point average is a number representing the average value of the accumulated final grades earned in courses over time. More commonly called a GPA, a student's grade point average is calculated by adding up all accumulated final grades and dividing that figure by the number of grades awarded.
A learning management system is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, automation and delivery of educational courses, training programs, or learning and development programs. The learning management system concept emerged directly from e-Learning.
According to the Indira Gandhi National Open University Act, 1985 (IGNOU Act 1985), the Distance Education Council (DEC) was established in 1991 to be responsible for the promotion and coordination of the Open University and Distance Education system and for the maintenance of its standards.
Adapted from the College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ), the College Student Expectations Questionnaire (CSXQ) is designed to evaluate new student expectations for college including their goals, motivations, and future plans. Longitudinal assessments are possible by comparing results from the CSXQ with data from the CSEQ completed by the same students near the end of the first year or later in the college experience.
American College Personnel Association is a major student affairs association headquartered in Washington, D.C. at the National Center for Higher Education.
Founded in 1924 by May L. Cheney, ACPA has 7,500 members representing 1,200 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and around the world. Members include organizations and companies that are engaged in the campus marketplace.
An intelligence quotient (IQ) is a total score derived from a set of standardized tests or subtests designed to assess human intelligence. The abbreviation "IQ" was coined by the psychologist William Stern for the German term Intelligenzquotient, his term for a scoring method for intelligence tests at University of Breslau he advocated in a 1912 book.
Auditory processing disorder (APD) is a hearing problem that affects about 3% - 5% of school-aged children. Kids with this condition, also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), can't understand what they hear in the same way other kids do. This is because their ears and brain don't fully coordinate.
Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS), is an Undergraduate professional Degree Program in India. The course is designed to prepare candidates with adequate knowledge and skill related to the tools and techniques, information handling requires for the profession.
Basic interpersonal communicative skills are language skills needed to interact in social situations, for example, when chatting to a friend. BICS refers primarily to context-bound, face-to-face communication, like the language first learned by toddlers and preschoolers, which is used in everyday social interaction.
Central auditory processing disorders (CAPDs) are a collection of conditions in which the ability to detect sounds, localize their sources, or determine their identity and meaningfulness is impaired due to a functional compromise of the central auditory nervous system by disease, damage, or maldevelopment. Symptoms of CAPDs range from subtle difficulties understanding speech in a noisy environment to a complete inability to extract meaning from speech, identify environmental sounds, or appreciate music.