Dictionary.com Mobile Flashcards Turn Learning into a Lifestyle

Blended Online/Mobile Experience to Help Keep Kids Engaged over Summer

Jun 14, 2011, 15:58 ET from Dictionary.com

OAKLAND, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the preferred online and mobile dictionary for students of all ages, announced the release of Mobile Flashcards – a feature that aids students in comprehending and retaining information and ideas, directly from their mobile device. Helpful in keeping kids engaged in education during the summer, the offering extends the personalized, online Flashcards learning experience to a mobile generation that thrives on 24/7 access to information – illustrated by the 30M downloads of Dictionary.com's mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry.

"Our mobile apps and now Mobile Flashcards turn students' devices into powerful personalized learning tools," said Shravan Goli, President, Dictionary.com. "Dictionary.com is redefining the learning experience with resources that give students information in the exact moment they need it, and that evolve with them to become a natural extension of preferences, habits and personalities."

Available today on Android and shortly on iPhone, Dictionary.com's Mobile Flashcards offer students the ability to create fun, tailored study programs that they can access anywhere, anytime – featuring quizzes and games – by simply providing terms. Features include:

  • Synchronization of personalized settings with previously launched desktop Flashcards, creating a seamlessly blended online and mobile experience
  • Synchronization with online content from desktop Flashcards, including expert-created decks by grade-level and subject, preparation for SAT and other standardized tests, and shared decks from Dictionary.com's user community
  • Audio pronunciation
  • Preparation for SAT and other standardized tests

Mobile Flashcards now complement Dictionary.com's latest learning features, including the Spanish Channel, Quotes and desktop Flashcards, which are currently available on the site. The new suite of features is designed to make learning fun for students, keeping them engaged in their education, even during the summer when they aren't being prompted by a teacher.

"This announcement signifies that the Dictionary.com brand has evolved from a reference source to a total authoritative destination for word learning," said Goli. "We are creating an environment that makes learning a lifestyle – a seamlessly blended online and mobile experience that integrates the thrill of word discovery into the student's everyday life."

The latest product announcements are just a sneak peak at the total learning experience that Dictionary.com will offer when it launches a full set of interactive features in time for fall semester 2011.

Dictionary.com Mobile Flashcards are now available at; https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dictionary.flashcards

About Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com  is the leading provider of online and mobile language reference products and services. Dictionary.com, LLC, is an IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) company and includes Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, Reference.com and Translator, and serves an average of 50 million unique users worldwide per month (source: 2011 Quantcast data and internal mobile usage data). For more information, please visit www.dictionary.com.

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