Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

What does FAFSA stand for?

The term FAFSA means Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is a form that is completed on a yearly basis by graduate and undergraduate students to ascertain their eligibility for federal student financial aid. Applications are accepted on the first day of January every year by the Department of Education. If an applicant had […]

What does QCT stand for?

QCT may be an abbreviated form of the Queensland College of Teachers. It is currently a legal requirement under the Education Queensland College of Teachers Act 2005 for all individuals who wish to teach in Queensland State and non-State schools and for those people involved in either the supervision or assessment of practising teachers or […]

What does MARVEL stand for?

The acronym MARVEL means Machine Assisted Realization of the Virtual Electronic Library. This concept was developed by the Library of Congress. It is a global information system that incorporates a wide collection of information that can be accessed at the Library of Congress along with electronic resources that may be accessed through the internet. MARVEL […]

What does NSFNET stand for?

NSFNET stands for the National Science Foundation Network. It was formed to afford researchers in academia the opportunity to utilize super-computers. The network was integral to the success of the internet in the early 90’s. Before it became NSFNET, the National Science Foundation, its predecessor sponsored CSNET in 1979. It was after this experience that […]

What does k-6 stand for?

K6 refers to the six grade levels in Kindergarten known as elementary schooling. As the name suggests this is the first level of education for children. K6 may also be referred to as primary education in countries like the United Kingdom, Latin America, Australia and India, and is the standard used by the UNESCO. In […]

What does USS stand for?

About USS The Union of Secondary Students or USS was founded and established in January of 2001 by Shane O Donnell, Lorcan Fox, Graham Barry, Carly-Anne Gannon and Lyndsey O Connell. With the aid of the Union of Students in Ireland, the founders of the USS scheduled and carried out its first meeting, which took […]