PC Virtual Lab

In PC Virtual LAB you’ll learn the different components of your computer. Different levels test your skill and knowledge in assembling computers. Put your computer skills into practice. 

Download free on PC and VR You can download for free the game to use it in your classes and improve the learning in concepts associated with computer hardware assembly. 

Awards

  • Improve learning in basic computer science concepts  
  • To complement the theory seen in the classroom with an educational game that serves to fix these concepts.  
  • To provide the student with a tool that allows him/her to deepen this knowledge outside the classroom in an autonomous way.  
  • An environment where to practice and fail without risk that allows unlimited repetition. 

This design follows the idea that rather than better teaching of traditional knowledge, the real potential of VR is found in “learning by doing”, which is usually very difficult to apply in traditional classes. These are some of the keys we have found when using the serious game with our students. 

  • Student satisfaction: The game in both its desktop and VR versions significantly improved student satisfaction compared with the traditional teaching method. 
  • Remembering information: Slightly worse results of the serious games groups than the traditional learning group in remembering information. 
  • Visual recognition: Significantly better visual recognition than the group that received the traditional class. 
  • Game usability: The students thought it was significantly easier to interact in VR than the desktop PC version controlled by keyboard and mouse. 
  • Understanding: The immersion helps students to extract applied knowledge for real life. 
  • Performance:The VR group performed the exercise faster and made fewer errors than the students playing the same game on the desktop.

 

Checa, D., Miguel-Alonso, I. & Bustillo, A. Immersive virtual-reality computer-assembly serious game to enhance autonomous learning. Virtual Reality 27, 3301–3318 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10055-021-00607-1  

Project details
PROJECT TITLE:

PC Virtual Lab  

FIELD:

Education  

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By using the simulator you agree to the following: 

  • Non-commercial use. PC Virtual LAB is available for free download for non-commercial use. Accept a Creative Commons license. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Additional information can be found here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 
  • The simulator may collect usage data anonymously for research or bug tracking purposes only. 
  • You agree that a member of our team may contact you in the future to inquire about your use of the experience or to inform you of new developments. 
  • Cite this work in any document if it is used for research purposes: http://doi.org/10.1007/S10055-021-00607-1 

STEAM

 

  • You can use this game by downloading it from the Steam platform. It works on flat screen and with OpenXR compatible virtual reality glasses. 

RECOMMENDED
EXECUTABLE PORTABLE GAME

 

  • If you cannot use the Steam version (e.g. in a classroom with frozen computers), please request it and we will send you a portable version of the application.