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Interplay Learning Helps You Meet New 2019 NABCEP CEU Requirements

By Mark Mrohs on Jan 15, 2019 3:07:00 PM

As previously announced, NABCEP is finally ready to implement their new re-certification requirements starting this month, and Interplay Learning can help -- a lot.

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4 Interesting Facts About the History of HVAC

By Mark Mrohs on Jan 8, 2019 10:20:27 AM

Everyone knows that HVAC systems are an integral part of the home. But did you know that they also have a really interesting history? For example, do you know...

  • Where did Central Heating even originate from?
  • Why was A/C technology invented?
  • Where does the term "Summer Blockbuster" come from? 

Discover the answers to these questions, and more. Check out this interesting facts video we made about the history of HVAC. 

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Gamification is here!

By Kristina Bentle on Dec 13, 2018 4:00:00 PM


Are you ready to gamify your training? Now you can approach your courses just like you’re playing an interactive video game! Crush your career goals and level up your skills while having fun! You’ll never be more motivated to continue completing your courses in this online environment! Collect points, compete against other learners and celebrate victory every time you accomplish difficult new skills!  Who says learning has to be boring?

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How Using New Technology Is Like Cannonballing Into A Cold Pool

By Kristina Bentle on Dec 4, 2018 3:49:37 PM

It starts off cold and shocking, but eventually you warm up to it, and the next thing you know, it actually feels pretty normal. That's how using new technology is like cannonballing into a cold pool.

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Interplay Co-Founder Steve Quirk Presents at Milken Institute Future of Work conference

By Steve Quirk on Dec 3, 2018 8:22:56 AM

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4 Things You Need To Know About Photovoltaics

By Mark Mrohs on Oct 18, 2018 2:00:00 PM

When people talk about ‘solar’ today, they’re probably talking about ‘photovoltaics’, sometimes shortened to just ‘pv’.

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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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Don't Forget the Fun - A Reason for VR

By Steve Quirk on Mar 6, 2018 10:27:16 AM

Learning new skills is difficult. I’m reminded of this every day with my 6 year old son Nolan; he’s my home R&D learning center. Even though kids, in comparison to adults, are learning machines, they still need a ton of guidance and encouragement (and of course the occasional bribe or threat).

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Why the Next Generation of Apprenticeships Need Simulation-Based Learning

By Mark Mrohs on Oct 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Our methods of teaching have been constantly evolving. A common practice we probably experience today is sitting at rows of tables, receiving information from an instructor (could be a teacher, could be a solar instructor). Good trainers try to include hands-on activity to break up the lectures, but usually time is short, equipment is scarce, and all you get is a taste of what it’s really about.

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