The Law Faculty provides staff with in house training on topics and applications used primarily in the UCT environment. Training courses are based on staff demand and environmental requirements. Topics range from basic training such as Microsoft Word and Powerpoint to "Email at UCT" and "Using the Internet Effectively. Topics also include "Website Design Fundamentals" and “Using UCT’s Content Management System”.
In addition, ICTS also offer staff a variety of training courses ranging from the Microsoft products to Web publishing and Course Descriptions & Training Information page.
If you have any requests or would like a specific course to be setup, please contact the Law Faculty IT Manager.
Student Computer Literacy Training
Student computer literacy is a priority within the Law Faculty. Therefore a Student Computer Literacy Project was initiated and implemented at the beginning of 2006 and has been run as part of the Orientation Programme each year subsequently. Criteria for the computer literacy project are that all 1st year students be required to do an online assessment of their computer skills. On completion of the assessment, detailed results are generated. Based on these results, the Faculty is able to gather information on students’ existing ICT skills.
Students who achieve less than 60 % in any of the topics covered in the assessment are required to attend compulsory training on those specific topics. Upon completion of the training, students are required to rewrite the assessment.
Additional Support Structures
Assistance & Training available in the Law Library
The Law Lab Administrator is available both to administer the labs in the Library, as well as to provide students with assistance on basic computer queries – ranging from basic troubleshooting i.e. Microsoft Word problems, to laptop issues and anti-virus advice. Only when issues cannot be resolved within the library, will they be escalated to ICTS. The Librarians also provide database training and one-on-one training specifically on reference queries.
Law Student Guidebook to Computing
The student guidebook was developed in 2006 and is revised and updated annually. It was developed both to supplement new skills that students acquire during the initial training period, as well as to fill any potential gaps within their existing ICT skills.
The guidebook is available to students free of charge in the library.
• Email for students
• Wireless internet access
• Laptop access points
• Additional facilities available to Law students (throughout the university)
• Effective Virus protection