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Craig Carter

Craig leads Business Development at Interplay and is focused on learning more about our customer's needs. Please reach out anytime.

Recent Posts

Interplay Learning Wins $100k in the XR Education Prize Challenge, an Innovation Competition Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

By Craig Carter on Aug 1, 2018 10:17:30 AM

Interplay Learning is incredibly excited to share that our technical leadership was recognized in a competition hosted by the NYU School of Entrepreneurship and Techstars in partnership with Two Bit Circus, University Ventures and Women in XR. This Challenge was an innovation competition that was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The program is focused on accelerating education innovation using virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.

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Interplay Learning Highlighted At Dell Technologies World Keynote

By Craig Carter on May 8, 2018 2:22:16 PM

After taking part in an AR/VR session at Dell Technologies World, Interplay's CEO, Doug Donovan, was met with a welcome surprise. During the first ten minutes of the events keynote address, Jeff Clarke, COO of Dell Technologies,  highlighted how Interplay represents the vision of modern workforce training and digital transformation. He believes Interplay's ability to bring VR training to the trades is critical to helping companies improve productivity and train their future workforce. Watch the quick video to see it first hand!

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Dell Sees the Future of Trades Training with Virtual Reality and Interplay Learning

By Craig Carter on Apr 24, 2018 3:59:44 PM

Dell reached out to Interplay's CEO, Doug Donovan, to help create a video to inform Dell's customers that Virtual Reality has the potential to play a serious role in reducing the labor skills gap. The term, skills gap, is used to describe the fact that many aspiring workers are not prepared with the necessary skills for the jobs available.  Virtual Reality has the potential to play a significant role in upskilling new employees or helping current employees cross train in other areas. Check out the video for yourself! 

Dell and Interplay created a partnership last year, and this video continues to expand upon their belief that together hardware and software technology can support people starting new careers and expanding opportunities across a company and beyond. 

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Interplay's CEO, Doug Donovan, Talks Virtual Reality at Dell Technologies SXSW Trailblazers Event

By Craig Carter on Apr 6, 2018 12:34:04 PM

Our CEO, Doug Donovan, was asked to participate in some event activities at Dell Technologies Trailblazers Live taping. We wanted to share with you Doug's insight on how Virtual Reality is a critical technology to helping the workforce prepare for the jobs of the future. This video helps further show why our partnership with Dell is so important. VR is such greenfield, yet massive opportunity for our customer base that it takes support from tech leaders like Dell to help companies take advantage of this game-changing technology. 

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See the Future of Hands-On Training in Virtual Reality

By Craig Carter on Mar 27, 2018 9:11:04 AM

Our Solar Training Program just launched, and we are excited to help companies grow and support their employees through improved training.  The Solar Training Program is the first industry-specific training program using sim based learning via both computers/tablets and virtual reality headsets. We believe the hardware should support the learning environment in the best way possible. Sometimes doing sim activities at home is best done via a computer. Other times when a small group is hanging in the warehouse, it is a perfect time to put on the VR headset to train. Because immersive, virtual reality training is so new, we take every chance to show people what it is like to learn new procedures in Virtual Reality. Last week at the NABCEP 2018 Solar Conference, we grabbed a video of a new user trying out the AC Disconnect Installation Simulation. We thought this encapsulated the immersive learning experience. Click below to watch the video.  Take note of the procedure guide used for instruction, full body movements that help with information retention, and detailed elements added to the installation. Reach out anytime with questions, and we hope to get you in a VR headset soon! 

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Interplay Learning Launches Its Simulation Based Solar Training Program

By Craig Carter on Mar 27, 2018 8:04:24 AM

The first Virtual Reality enabled training solution focused on improving employee productivity for the trades.

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 OJT 2.0 - How Technology and Tradition Come Together in On-The-Job Training

By Craig Carter on Feb 6, 2018 12:08:09 PM

Interplay Learning Introduces On -The -Job -Training 2.0


Hands on training is very beneficial and is a critical part of an effective training program, but often hands-on training is perceived as the only option. This traditional mindset of “hands-on training is the only way” can lead to a longer ramp-up time and potentially less effective employees.

Interplay Learning’s concept of OJT 2.0 (On-The-Job 2.0) has been developed based on research on the traditional on-the-job training process. To understand OJT 2.0, we should discuss the inefficiencies, or areas for improvement, to discover where technology and slight adjustments in the process can deliver a better-trained employee in a shorter period of time.

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Doug Donovan on Why Virtual Realty's Future Is Training

By Craig Carter on Feb 2, 2018 9:32:46 AM

Interplay's CEO, Doug Donovan, gives insight into the company's history of using simulations to prepare better a skilled workforce and why Virtual Reality will change the way people learn a trade.

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Interplay Learning Partners With Dell to Accelerate VR Training

By Craig Carter on Dec 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Interplay has partnered with Dell to pave the way for improved career training in the electrical, industrial and mechanical industries for use by Enterprise customers and beyond.

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Interplay Learning Partners with HTC to Bring VR on the Road

By Craig Carter on Oct 16, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The duo journeys across America to perform an educational VR Roadshow.

Interplay Learning is revolutionizing the way companies train their employees. To spread awareness of the impact Virtual Reality will have on training techniques for the skilled trades industries and for the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Cooling (HVAC) industry specifically, Interplay Learning partnered with HTC Vive to host a multi-city interactive roadshow.  

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