Facilities

The School of Education provides access to a wide range of facilities for the use of staff and students. Find details below of the School libraries, IT facilities, WebCT and e-learning resources.

Library Services

As well as the main university library, there is a dedicated Education Library, based within the Education Building which contains books, periodicals, theses, statistics and government publications in the field of education, with particular emphasis on education for special needs. Within the library there are both individual and group study spaces, PCs and access to the wireless network.

 

Online Resources

The Library Services also provide a range of electronic online databases, electronic journals and web resources covering most of the major subject disciplines. Such resources include British Education Index, BookFind & Web of Science. There are also newspaper archives and business & Management resources.

The new FindIt@Bham service enables users to access details of all electronic and printed material from a central resouce. Content includes information on 2.7 million books (including 275,000 eBooks), 50,000 subscription and open access electronic journals, access to over 1,000 electronic resources as well as to 2,000 electronic theses.

IT Facilities

A vast array of IT facilities is available to students and staff within the school. Flexible open access computer clusters and learning suites are available, with school specific software. Local printing and scanning facilities are also available. Seminar and training rooms are provided with interactive IT equipment, to aid teaching and learning. Wireless network connectivity located throughout, allowing personal IT equipment to access network resources. Personalized web portals are setup to cater for individual needs, allowing access to school web learning materials. IT support is provided by the IT team situated within the school. 

WebCT and e-learning

The large majority of courses and modules in the School of Education make use of the University’s Virtual learning Environment (called 'Canvas'), Pebblepad or other learning technologies, in order to enhance your learning experience and provide additional information and support. The School has a dedicated e-Learning Team who promote innovation and provide individual support to help you make the most of e-Learning technologies while studying at the University. For more detailed information, visit the webLearn web site.