WASHINGTON, DC-Mortgage Bankers Association of America members will now have the opportunity to use a new product brought to them in a joint effort of the MBA and United Guaranty Corp., a mortgage insurance company. The product uses technology and traditional classroom practices to create a “blended learning” format with real estate finance education products, services and information.

According to a spokesperson for the MBA, “Blended learning combines traditional classroom-based training with technology-enhanced training. Students attend a traditional classroom-based workshop and accompany that training with a variety of online educational options.” Online education will be completed at CampusMBA, the association’s online learning center.

The MBA-United Guaranty program will feature updated industry content and standards. Online activities will include discussion boards, reading materials, interactive activities, “Internet field trips” to recommended sites and assessments. Additionally, according to an MBA spokesperson, “United Guaranty will conduct stand-up training sessions in affiliation with MBA conference activities throughout the year.” Workshop topics to prepare for the conferences include emerging markets, automated underwriting, credit scoring, fraud detection and loan origination basics.

“Blended learning is clearly the future of education,” says Todd R. Howe, senior staff vice president of member services for the MBA. “It allows the student to have interaction with an instructor but limits time spent out of the office. The other portion of the course can then be completed at his or her own pace, outside of the classroom. This partnership with United Guaranty allows us to provide an innovative program that accommodates the various training needs of MBA’s membership.”

“We are very excited to bring our stand-up training to the members of the MBA,” adds Chris Hagan, director of partnerships for training and development for United Guaranty. “United Guaranty’s classroom-based training programs have advanced to the next level with the incorporation of CampusMBA’s online training tools.”

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