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CUNA Trainers To Present Generation-Tailored Mobile Learning
MADISON, Wis. (5/9/13)--Two of the Credit Union National Association's professional development experts, Kevin Smith and Marlo Foltz, will present a session on generation-tailored mobile learning at the 2013 Mobile Learning Conference & Expo, June 18-20 in San Jose, Calif.

The conference, hosted by the eLearning Guild, informs attendees of the benefits, pitfalls and recent advances in mobile education delivery.

The session, "Assumptions Gone Awry: Mobile Learning for Baby-Boomers and The Silent Generation," will address CUNA's solutions to generational education constraints amidst quickly accelerating technological advancement. Participants will receive insights into CUNA's success with tailoring mobile learning for credit union board members by combining "old-school" training content with newer, more accessible delivery formats.

"Today's rapid advances in technology put more and more power into the hands of the adaptive younger generations," Smith said. "But within the credit union movement and a number of other industries, the traditionally technology-resistant generation still calls the shots. We need to acknowledge their needs as an industry."

While the majority of the conference's content is presented by professionals who have produced successful results for their organizations, Smith and Foltz said they believe ideas beneficial to the industry as a whole are the most worthwhile investment. They designed training programs and techniques to drive trends of positive change in the credit union movement.

"You can invest time and innovation within your company and you'll see results, but your success can only progress within the limits of your industry," said Foltz. "We're looking at the big picture."

As CUNA's director of volunteer education, Smith develops and oversees training and education for directors and supervisory committee members of more than 7,000 credits unions in the U.S.

Foltz is CUNA's director of blended learning, and she develops and implements training and certification programs for credit union employees, executives and volunteers.
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