CUNA Training Experts to Present Session on Generation-Tailored Mobile Learning

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Mark Wolff – CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6764;
Amy Nigrelli – CUNA Marketing; (608) 231-4246;

MADISON, Wis. (05/10/2013) – Two of CUNA’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, CA. This conference, hosted by the eLearning Guild, gathers forward-thinking experts and insightful sessions to inform attendees of the benefits, pitfalls and recent advances in mobile education delivery.

Smith and Foltz’s session, titled Assumptions Gone Awry: Mobile Learning for Baby-Boomers and The Silent Generation, will address CUNA’s solutions to generational constraints amidst quickly accelerating technological advancement. Participants will receive insights into the success that CUNA has seen in 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,” commented Smith. “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 innovative professionals who have produced successful results for their organization, Smith and Foltz are of the opinion that 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,” added Foltz. “We’re looking at the big picture.”

As Director of Volunteer Education for CUNA, 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 Director of Blended Learning at CUNA, where she develops and implements training and certification programs for credit union employees, executives and volunteers.

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