Mobile Learning Games

Penn Foster

Mobile Learning Memory Games

Interactive Mobile Learning

Penn Foster Education Group, Inc. is an organization dedicated to developing and acquiring industry leading technologies, tools and resources to support alternative pathways for opportunity youth and adult learners. Focused on enabling education tied to workplace competencies and learner needs, Penn Foster Education Group is at the forefront of design and development of learning platforms and educational content. 

Penn Foster Education Group first looked at its largest programs, and realized that medical terminology had the greatest need for vocabulary memorization. 

The need was to build an app to engage students with and motivate them through interactive learning. This mobile app was specifically designed to help students learn the terminology inside-out, which in turn helps students build confidence, knowledge, and credibility in their careers. Penn Foster Education Group created two versions of the app, one for Allied Health programs and the other for the Veterinary Technology Associate's Degree program.


Penn Foster Education Group partnered with Allen Interactions to create its award-winning mobile learning app which provides a wide range of engaging interactive memory games, using responsive design and an open and easily modifiable database for an unlimited amount of content. The learning content includes the spelling, pronunciation, identification, and other meaningful factors associated with medical terminology for students in the vet tech program. 

Mobile Memory Games was delivered through a SCORM Compliant LMS via a mobile browser, but caches content based on filter selections so students can continue to play, even without a mobile or wireless connection once the game has started. Penn Foster is currently adding memory game learning to their business and automotive programs.





LEARNING SOLUTION Vet Tech Terminology Mobile Memory Games  
INDUSTRY Higher Education  
PRACTICE AREA Memory/Medical Terminology  
TARGET AUDIENCE Vet Tech Students  

HTML5 using the AR5 Framework



  • 2016 Horizon Award: Mobile Apps-Education, Bronze  
  • 2016 Communicator Award: Award of Distinction, Mobile Apps- Education, Silver 
  • 2015 Bronze Brandon Hall: Best Use of Mobile Learning
  • 2015 International Davey Award: Mobile Apps/Sites - Education

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