The AIM Labs focuses on ensuring that first-year students get a solid foundation on basic computer hardware and software usage and literacy. The AIM module teaches students to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. These skills are all necessary to complete assignments and to conduct slide shows to present projects completed individually or as a team in classrooms. The completed projects are presented using MS PowerPoint in the classrooms to fellow Students, Lecturers, and or heads of Departments. Students are also taught to use electronic Library Catalogue and electronic Library Databases to access electronic resources necessary for online research. All assignments, tests, and examinations are completed electronically via different web interface platforms. An average of 7000 students are registered for the AIM module at Hatfield Campus each year
The AIM labs have 12 classrooms with an average of 45 desktop computers per classroom with a maximum capacity of 689 computers for classroom use. Each classroom is equipped with a smart podium and projector that is connected to a podium PC with the option to connect the lecturer’s laptop. There is also a computer Lab with 60 computers, where students can do their practical assignments and research at their own pace. Computer Lab classrooms 1-7 are on the ground floor and Labs 8-13 are on the top floor of the Technical Services Building.
Informatics (INF183) is another module taught at the AIM Labs. INF183 is a practical accounting year module that enables students to use Sage Pastel software. Informatics students are permitted to download Sage Pastel on their laptops or desktop computers under strict software license agreements between the University of Pretoria and Sage Pastel. Basic accounting skills are taught by using practical scenarios, managing the bookkeeping of a fictitious business. Assignments, tests, and examinations are all submitted electronically via a web interface. An average of 3000 students are registered for INF183 annually
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- Weekdays: 07:30 - 17:30
- Weekends: Closed