ACG - News
Fonterra guest speakerMonday, 14 April 2014 13:25
An economic focus
ACG City Campus Master chefsMonday, 14 April 2014 12:21
Queenstown geography field tripMonday, 07 April 2014 11:27
A cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak and a buffet dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead was “an amazing experience” for NZIC University of Auckland foundation geography students. A clear, starry night provided the perfect backdrop for the return trip on the TSS Earnslaw to Queenstown.
MasteringPhysics: 2014 ChangesThursday, 27 March 2014 00:00
The Physics Department at NZIC continues to make good use of MasteringPhysics, which is an instructor assigned on-
"It has helped me to understand each topic more and to practise my knowledge, and also to see what topics I need to study more."
"It has helped me change some wrong views about concepts."
Students like the immediate feedback for wrong answers. They can score more than 100% by giving correct responses without using hints.
This year, MasteringPhysics releases its new HTML5 format, which enables students to view the questions on their iPads. Also, software called "Learning Catalytics" has been added as a tab to the Mastering suite of programmes. This software provides real time in-class assessment of student responses to the MasteringPhysics questions via any mobile device. This will also be a valuable resource for teachers as they can monitor and support student understanding in 'real time' in the classroom.
New Faces, New Places - Devonport TripTuesday, 01 April 2014 00:00
Ferry ride to Devonport
On March 8, thirteen students met Mr Lui at the Ferry Building in Downtown Auckland for a trip to Devonport on the North Shore of Auckland. It was a mixed and dynamic group. The students were from six different countries - China, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Oman. Surprisingly, they were also from different programmes at ACG City Campus - ACG NZIC The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies, ACG Norton College AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies and the ACG English school. The group visited Devonport Beach, Mt Victoria, the Devonport Cricket club, Torpedo Bay and the pier, the Navy Museum and North Head. They had a picnic lunch by the Devonport beach, enjoying the 'Fish'n Chips' from a well-known local store.