The Education Department has an excellent infrastructure for teaching and research. We have 3 rooms with multimedia resources and Internet connection for the Department’s exclusive use, which are used for graduate classes and also for holding research meetings, dissertation and thesis defenses and meetings with researchers from other programs and countries via videoconference. Our laboratories are equipped with computers, printers, internet access, multimedia and image and sound editing equipment used for research and training activities of the research groups. We also have a study room for graduate students for use related to their own research and group work and studies.
All of our classrooms are equipped with multimedia projectors, a computer and wireless internet. Students and faculty benefit greatly from a unique campus, where we are able to combine academic excellence with interdisciplinary and interdepartmental dialogue and the social life that overflows into the gardens and student representation village of the campus, This creates a pulsating academic environment surrounded by a beautiful green area and cut by a river. PUC-Rio
The Leandro Konder Spaceis located on the mezzanine of the Cardeal Leme Building and consists of an important space within our facilities. It comprises a mini auditorium used for defenses, meetings and conferences, two research meeting rooms, a study room, and a laboratory for the development and training in research and teaching methodologies, as well as a multimedia laboratory for training in audiovisual production.
The Division of Libraries and Documentation at PUC-Rio is housed in the Cardeal Frings Central Library and in three Sectorial Libraries: the Sectorial Library of the Center for Theology and Human Sciences (BS/CTCH); the Library of the Center for Social Sciences (BS/CCS); and the Sectorial Library of the Scientific Technical Center (BS/CTC). All bibliographic material is incorporated into a single search system with local and remote access for professors, researchers registered and qualified for its use. PUC-Rio students (including exchange students) also have access to the library's full digital collection outside of the campus, via remote access. The Library's physical collection has approximately 200,000 book titles (240 thousand copies) and the electronic collection allows access to approximately 139 full-text databases and another 123 reference databases with approximately 200,000 titles and 37,000 full-text journals. The Department's professors periodically accompany their students on guided visits to the Central Library to learn about the collection and the search engines available.
The Rio Data Center (RDC) is the institutional unit of PUC-Rio for the provision of data transmission services and support for general information technologies. The RDC has 06 laboratories, with 25 computers each, and two mini-auditoriums with 20 seats each, with multimedia resources available for use by students and professors of the Department upon scheduling. Students' use of RDC computers is free and includes a seminal quota of 100 printed sheets per student.
The university also has a Central Coordination Unit for Distance Learning (CCEAD). CCEAD manages and supports a Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) in which all undergraduate and graduate disciplines are automatically registered as soon as student enrollment is completed. On this platform, according to the pedagogical needs of each professor, the student can find documents in text, image and sound medias, organization of classes, availability of recorded classes and teaching materials, as well as resources for online and collaborative educational activities such as text production, preparation and presentation of seminars, blogs, forums, chats, polls, digital tests, etc.