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July 11, 2024 | Thinking

Learning Platform Security and Privacy Updates are Essential for Long-Term Success

In the fast-paced world of digital education where innovation, user experience, and learner engagement take center stage, there's a lesser-known aspect of best practices that often goes unnoticed: regular updates to LMS and educational website servers and application code. 

These updates play a critical role in ensuring security, performance, compliance, and future enhancements of learning management systems (LMS), learning platforms, and educational websites.

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July 8, 2024 | Podcast

Innovating Member Learning and Industry Development

Professional associations provide specialized learning solutions across their member organizations presenting a variety of opportunities and challenges. Cathy Butler, the EVP of Talent, Equity, and Learning Solutions at the 4A's (American Association of Advertising Agencies), explains how the association adds value to its members through comprehensive and innovative training programs.
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June 21, 2024 | Podcast

Beyond the Test: Designing Performance-Based Certification

Before embarking on the design of a performance-based certification program, it's essential to consider key steps to prevent common mistakes. Our guest, Judy Hale, a seasoned speaker, author, and principal at Hale Associates, delves into this topic in her acclaimed book, "Performance Based Certification: How to Design a Valid, Defensible, Cost-Effective Program." 

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June 20, 2024 | Thinking

Enhancing Instructional Design: The Synergy of AI and Human Expertise

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into Learning and Development (L&D) has sparked a mixture of excitement and concern among professionals and clients alike. This article aims to dispel any doubts by illustrating the nuanced, irreplaceable value that expert instructional design professionals bring, and how AI-equipped L&D can elevate learning experiences by enhancing personalization, efficiency, and outcomes.

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June 13, 2024 | Thinking

How to Add AI to your Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The rapid expansion of AI tools and services has disrupted carefully-curated lesson plans. Educators may feel overwhelmed by and uncertain about this technology, but the call is clear - we must evolve with the world around us in order to help our students be good digital citizens of ALL the technology that is available to them.
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June 12, 2024 | News

d'Vinci and Penn State College of Medicine Launch Upgraded iLookOut for Child Abuse Training Course and LMS

d'Vinci Interactive announces the launch of an upgraded training course for mandated reporters of child abuse in Pennsylvania, developed with Penn State College of Medicine. The upgraded course, iLookOut for Child Abuse, and advanced microlearning exercises are available at, and are powered by d’Vinci’s ecoLearn® LMS. The training is free for Pennsylvanians participating in an NIH-funded research study conducted by Penn State.

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June 11, 2024 | News

SAE International Partners with d’Vinci to Put Students Behind the Wheel

As part of its Computerized Driver Challenge curriculum, SAE International worked with d’Vinci Interactive to create the online game, Autonomous Expedition.
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June 5, 2024 | News

d’Vinci Commemorates 30th Anniversary with a Focus on Innovation

d’Vinci Interactive recently marked its 30th anniversary at a special reception with team members, local businesspeople, and elected officials at its headquarters in the David W. Fletcher Incubator + Labs at Hagerstown Community College.

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May 31, 2024 | Podcast

Upskilling Needs Analysis to Drive Business Outcomes

Asking better questions is a critical part of any needs analysis. Speaker and Coach Mike Simmons and I guide you through what questions to ask and when to ask them to make your training more impactful.
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May 21, 2024 | Thinking

How Learning & Development Can Foster a Culture of Innovation

At d’Vinci Interactive, we're proud to be celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2024. Over the years as tools and technology have changed one thing has remained consistent; investing in a culture of innovation has been essential to our team’s continued success. I hope these lessons learned from our innovation journey may inspire other organizational leaders to grow and evolve as well. 

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