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Student Experiences with Mobile Electronic Updates from a Virtual Learning Environment

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Student Experiences with Mobile Electronic Updates from a Virtual Learning Environment. / Crane, Laura; Benachour, Phillip; Coulton, Paul.

In: International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2012.

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Crane, Laura ; Benachour, Phillip ; Coulton, Paul. / Student Experiences with Mobile Electronic Updates from a Virtual Learning Environment. In: International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning. 2012 ; Vol. 4, No. 3.

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