Multimedia applications are an ideal tool to stimulate learning and explain complex concepts. For this reason, the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), the biomedical research centre associated with the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, together with the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Advanced Centre for Scientific Research (CSIC), are working with Ambientech, a company that specialises in educational portals.
The result is a Virtual Laboratory, a computer application designed as an educational tool for baccalaureate classes that also spreads scientific concepts and explains details regarding the operation of a clinical and basic laboratory.
This activity began with a grant from the Generalitat de Catalunya (ACDC 2010) and was supported by the Social Work of "la Caixa". This application is available in Spanish, Catalan and English.