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Whether you’re new on the job or a more seasoned pro looking to advance, Interplay’s field-like 3D simulation training can help you be the kind of tech you want to be – a great one.

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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What is Immersive Learning & 4 Cool Effects of Immersion with VR

By Kristina Bentle on Dec 20, 2018 1:49:41 PM

One of the most studied – and interesting aspects of human psychology relates to how we learn. As a child, your mind captures and processes information in a simplified way. However, learning becomes a much more complex process as you age, which is a challenge VR helps address.

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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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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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Interplay Launches Interactive HVAC Catalog. Here’s Why It’s Huge News!

By Kristina Bentle on Oct 5, 2018 6:30:18 PM

It’s time we officially announce the launch of our new HVAC Catalog. Through the sleepless nights of developing software, working with industry experts, troubleshooting and designing 3D simulations, the day has finally arrived and our HVAC Catalog is live.

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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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 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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Another Brick in the Wall

By Jonathan Farrell on Nov 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Education systems, both formal and in the work place, have long been a topic of debate through all levels of their structures. They are debated in governments, through administrations, managers, and teachers, finally bottoming out with the students. It is the students who in the end feel the weight of the system’s decisions for better or worse. Pink Floyd’s popular song “Another Brick in the Wall” paints a somber picture of students turned out of the education system, factory style. They are just bricks, faceless, mindless. It doesn’t matter whether they learned, or what they learned, only that they went through the system! Fortunately, most education systems are not nearly as bleak and meaningless as this song paints them, this doesn’t mean however that they can’t be improved. The power of experiential learning, and simulation, are two potential solutions for improvement. Educators and employers preparing workers for skilled trades have much to benefit from these two approaches to learning.

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