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October 21, 2020 | News

d’Vinci Named to eLearning Industry Content Provider Watch List

eLearning Industry has named d’Vinci Interactive to its Top eLearning Development Companies Watchlist for 2020.

The companies selected for the Watchlist were recognized for providing superb eLearning solutions and services, having a strong, purpose-driven company culture and for taking care of its customers.

“We are honored to be selected for the eLearning Industry Content Development Watchlist and appreciate being recognized for providing high-quality, innovative and immersive eLearning experiences,” said d’Vinci CEO Luke Kempski.

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Megan Garret from D&H shares advice on building a new learning department
October 14, 2020 | Podcast

Establishing a New Learning Function

Megan Garrett, the Director of Learning and Development at D&H Distributing, talks about she’s establishing an L&D function in an organization that didn’t previously have one. With support from leadership, Megan is developing a department from the ground up at this $4 billion dollar privately-held company. Learn how to gain internal support for your learning initiatives and training programs in this Powered by Learning podcast episode.

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October 1, 2020 | Podcast

Developing Training with Diversity and Inclusion In Mind

Training plays an important role in supporting diversity and inclusion efforts at organizations. But, how do we authentically represent diverse audiences and create meaningful training that resonates with the target audience? In this episode of Powered by Learning, we talk with Tiffany McLean, the learning and development manager at General RV Center, who develops learning strategy for more than 1,500 employees in six states and 12 locations. Ms.

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September 29, 2020 | News

d’Vinci Develops New Version of The American Democracy Game to Teach Civics to Students

d’Vinci partnered with The National Conference of State Legislatures to create a new version of The American Democracy Game to teach civics to middle school students.

d'Vinci originally developed the learning activity in Flash in 2010 and now modernized it into a fresh learning experience. The game puts students in the shoes of a lawmaker where their decisions impact game play and the outcome of each level. Students earn stars at the completion of each level based on integrity, respect, compromise, honesty, and commitment.

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September 21, 2020 | Podcast

Uniting Marketing and Training for a New Product Launch

Launching a new product requires collaboration, strategy and cooperation from team members across an organization. In this episode of Powered by Learning, Learning Solutions Director Jenny Fedullo and Host Susan Cort talk to Judi Bader of Inspire Brands, to learn how training is at the center of any successful product launch.

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September 1, 2020 | Podcast

Understanding Generations to Create Effective Training

In this episode of Powered by Learning, award-winning Certified Master Trainer and Speaker Amber Aziza talks to d’Vinci’s Angeline Evans and host Susan Cort about training across the generations. You’ll hear how to make sure your training is hitting the mark with all of your team members – regardless of their age and experience.

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August 21, 2020 | News

d’Vinci Adds Content Developer to Team

Aja Moore-Young joins the d’Vinci team as a content developer.

In her position, Aja develops dynamic eLearning modules for adult and K-12 learners. Previously, she worked in Saga, Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher, where she used her design skills to create interactive and engaging lessons for her students. Aja also completed a design and development internship and externship at d’Vinci and worked in the experience design department of d'Vinci's parent company, JPL.

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August 17, 2020 | News

Sandy Hook Promise and d’Vinci Honored for K-12 Social Impact Work

The Telly Awards recently honored Sandy Hook Promise and d’Vinci Interactive with a Silver Telly Award for the use of video in the Start With Hello educational program.

Start With Hello helps students in grades K-5 build more socially-inclusive cultures. Through short videos and a learning game, kids learn the important role they play in making school a positive experience for everyone. Start with Hello includes friendly, illustrated characters that make the learning fun.

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August 10, 2020 | News

d’Vinci Gets Pennsylvania Software Development Contract

d’Vinci Interactive has been awarded a contract for software development with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, under the state’s Master IT Services Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) program. The ITQ program contract allows d’Vinci to bid on business opportunities issued by the Commonwealth.

The ITQ program, launched in 2003, is a statewide, multiple-award contracting initiative that provides agencies a fast and efficient way to procure IT services from pre-qualified vendors.

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July 17, 2020 | Podcast

Using Training and Technology to Increase Productivity

Technology and systems are critical to running efficient operations at a large company. d’Vinci CEO Luke Kempski talks to Lisa Browning, Manager, Learning & Development Systems at The Hershey Company as she prepares training for an enterprise rollout of SAP S/4HANA . Lisa describes how systems training makes employees more productive across the organization and improves the bottom line.

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