Residential Wiring teaches students and beginning electricians how to practically wire a home. The simulation includes 7 basic wiring circuits plus an entire house environment with 11 separate rooms including bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, garage and basement. Students select cable type, connect wires/conductors to the appropriate terminals and get scored on how they performed. The simulation also tests critical understanding via an adaptive quiz engine focused on NEC requirements (2011 or 2014) and wiring best practices.
Developed in partnership with Cengage Learning, Robotics teaches students the operational basics of an industry standard 6 axis robot. This includes key robot axis manipulation and programming for a range of simple tasks. The simulation also includes numerous animations to help illuminate robot functionality. A brilliant introductory tool for students potentially looking to robotics as a career.
In development through a partnership with NYSERDA, Interplay is designing and delivering an interactive 3D simulation for professionals who work on residential solar photovoltaic systems. Interplay seeks to fill the strong need in the market for more situational training around system commissioning, inspection, troubleshooting, and operating and maintenance (O&M).
RESNET 3D immerses current and aspiring audit professionals into a life-like residential setting where they are required to record and calculate key data points, including conditioned square footage, insulation quality and HVAC efficiency to successfully calculate a Home Energy Score Rating (HERS). The simulation serves as both as a valuable training tool and also as the simulated practical field exam for RESNET candidates.
In development for Cengage Learning, the Personal Finance simulation is based on several leading titles in the personal finance school market. Targeted for the 9-12th grader, the simulation activates learning on an important topic often ignored by young students. Through a dynamic interface and practical interactions, a student can work through the journey of understanding critical financial and life decisions.
Developed in partnership with Cengage learning, over 25 rich interactive wiring diagrams enable students to control HVAC equipment and visibly see how electricity flows and operates on different loads, switches and wires. Circuit Theory diagrams build up confidence on the basics of electricity including series and parallel circuits, motors and multimeter diagnostics. Equipment Wiring Diagrams provide a broad sample of typical equipment including air conditioners, boilers, gas furnaces, heat pumps, freezers and commercial systems.
Network+ Troubleshooting Simulation is an interactive 3D simulation designed to help students hone their practical diagnostic skills. The simulation includes step-by-step guides focusing on common problems found in small-to-medium offices such as network printer errors and wireless connection problems. In total there are over 20 different scenarios that will keep students fully engaged while preparing them with the necessary skills needed to succeed on the job.
Developed in partnership with Cengage Learning, HVAC Troubleshooting comes with 6 different equipment modules, each one of which has more than 20 different scenarios that include the most common electrical and mechanical faults. The detailed solutions guide users through the practical steps necessary to diagnose the problem correctly. Students utilize a realistic multimeter, manifold gauge and ammeter to determine problems ranging from a bad start winding or motor capacitor to a dirty condenser or refrigerant leak. Immediate feedback reports and instructors tools such as Assignments and Gradebook make this an ideal tool for a student or beginning technician to prepare for a career in the HVAC industry.
Developed for the City of Boulder in Colorado, the City Code Simulation gives the city administrators an easy way to deliver effective, comprehensive code training for a growing inspector base and the community. Featuring three virtual training houses and hundreds of code variables, users get extensive life-like experience applying the code.
Intercaz and ResCaz teach current and aspiring audit professionals the process of observing, recording and diagnosing potential safety concerns associated with carbon monoxide, gas leaks and backdraft that arise with typical home appliance and heating equipment. Immediate feedback reports combined with numerous scenarios facilitate high engagement and rapid learning. The life-like interactive simulations are designed to match the critical combustion appliance safety standards of the Building Performance Institute (BPI) and RESNET.
Cosmetology helps students understand the key technical elements of hair cutting in a life-like, engaging and risk-free manner. There are 6 basic haircuts and decisions regarding parting, subsectioning and cutting angles that facilitate rapid understanding of hair cutting fundamentals.
Developed for the US Department of Energy, the Home Energy Score 3D training simulation focuses on a single, targeted learning objective: to efficiently train candidates nationwide to accurately deliver a Home Energy Score in the field. To build this skill set, the simulation features 3D, point-of-view immersive, scenario-based learning with different types of homes and energy features representing a national cross section. Deep variable sets allow candidates extensive practice in delivering a Home Energy Score.
Interplay is developing a robust installation and troubleshooting simulation that will be delivered across the country and the world to the Carrier network of technicians. Interplay will provide all platform services including assessment, trackability and in-the-field procedure apps.
Interplay is building a platform that allows all manufacturers to take advantage of scalable, simulation based training to meet their growing needs caused by a workforce deficit.
Interplay developed an online training suite including a 3D simulation to deliver more effective training and developed a 3D simulated practical exam to complement or replace the multiple choice exam.
A validation study demonstrated that the 3D simulated practical exam is a dramatically better predictor of in-the-field performance than a written exam. The DOE has announced that it will be using the simulation as its primary means of qualifying Home Energy Score assessors
Cengage partnered with Interplay to develop what’s become the industry’s leading digital HVAC product that challenges learners to master diagnostic and troubleshooting skills across six pieces of HVAC equipment found in industry.
Now more than 10,000 students across the country are using the simulation to learn critical diagnostic skills in a powerful, contextual environment. HVAC instructors and students are effectively extending their “hands-on” field work beyond the walls of the classroom and lab.
Interplay designed and developed a web-based, 3D training simulation and simulated practical exam that would represent the technical safety procedure.
More than 1,000 HERS raters across the country have demonstrated their combustion safety competence by taking and passing the simulated field exam. The results have been overwhelming positive, leading RESNET to partner with
Interplay to develop another full simulated practical exam for their primary skills
exam, not just the technical safety portion.