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August 9, 2021 | News

The American Democracy Game Earns Game of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine

Creative Child Magazine awarded d'Vinci Interactive and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) top honors for The American Democracy Game. The judges selected The American Democracy Game as the "Game of the Year" for 2021.

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July 27, 2021 | Thinking

Upgrading Your Educational Website to Drupal 8 or 9

As the end of 2021 comes into view, it's time for Drupal 7 users to start planning their upgrade to Drupal 8 or Drupal 9.

With Drupal 7 reaching end-of-life in November 2022, upgrading early is the best way to avoid the security vulnerabilities that come with unsupported software and take advantage of improvements to backend modules, faster page load speeds and a more user-friendly content management interface.

Don't Just Lift and Shift – Lift and Improve

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July 11, 2021 | Podcast

Taking a Health System's Workforce to the Next Level

Providence is a large, West Coast, health system with more than 120,000 employees that need training. In this Powered by Learning podcast, Darci Hall, chief learning officer, and Johnny Hamilton, senior design and innovation consultant, talk to us about innovative ways to upskill current employees to stay relevant in current positions while building competencies for future opportunities.

Listen Now 36 min.
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July 6, 2021 | News

d'Vinci Interactive Awarded 1.69M Phase II SBIR Grant from The National Institutes of Health


Updated 1/12/22

d'Vinci Interactive, a leading K-12 learning technology solutions company, has been awarded a 1.69-million-dollar Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for the "Blueprint of Life" Genomic Literacy Tool.

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June 28, 2021 | Podcast

Using Video to Engage Learners

Video and animation can foster a deeper level of engagement with your learners. But how do you shape strategic videos that inform, inspire, and reinforce learning objectives? d'Vinci Client Solutions Consultant Angeline Evans shares her expertise on using video to engage learners in this episode of Powered by Learning.

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June 9, 2021 | News

Powered by Learning Podcast Earns Communicator Award

d'Vinci's Powered by Learning podcast has earned an Award of Distinction for podcast/audio from The Communicator Awards.

Launched in May 2020, Powered by Learning features the insights from L&D leaders across the country. The podcast helps listeners learn best practices for designing, developing, delivering, tracking and evaluating learning and performance improvement programs. Guests discuss the latest approaches to creating learning experiences that engage learners to improve performance for individuals and organizations.

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June 4, 2021 | Podcast

Developing Mutually Beneficial Learning Relationships

By building learning relationships and alliances, IBM has increased its impact on its partners and customers. In this Powered by Learning podcast episode, Sonia Malik, the Learning Alliances Manager and Strategist at IBM, explains how learning relationships can benefit the company and a targeted learner community.

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June 3, 2021 | News

d’Vinci Named a Top Content Development Company by Training Industry

Training Industry has named d'Vinci Interactive to its 2021 Content Development Watch List in recognition of the best providers of training services and technologies.

d'Vinci develops learning experiences, educational websites and web and mobile applications for corporate, government, medical and K-12 educational content clients.

"It's great to be recognized for developing custom learning solutions. It's what we love to do – create learning experiences that deliver extraordinary outcomes for our partners and clients," said d'Vinci CEO Luke Kempski.

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June 3, 2021 | News

Opioid Awareness Seminar Nets Gold Hermes Award

d'Vinci has received the 2021 Gold Hermes Creative Award for Web-Based Training for the Opioid Awareness Seminar course it created for the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center (NCTC) and the Pennsylvania Counterdrug Joint Training Center (PA-CJTF).

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June 3, 2021 | News

Susan Cort Earns Women of Influence Award

JPL and d'Vinci Director of Communications Susan Cort has been named as a Central Penn Business Journal 2021 Women of Influence honoree. For more than 15 years, Susan has led JPL's communications and community outreach, helping the agency build a positive reputation and earn recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania each year.

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