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An inferior source? Quantitatively analysing the production and revision of five technology-enhanced learning-related terms on wikipedia

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An inferior source? Quantitatively analysing the production and revision of five technology-enhanced learning-related terms on wikipedia. / Flavin, Michael; Hulova, Katerina.

In: Research in Learning Technology, Vol. 26, 23.11.2018.

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Flavin, M & Hulova, K 2018, 'An inferior source? Quantitatively analysing the production and revision of five technology-enhanced learning-related terms on wikipedia', Research in Learning Technology, vol. 26. https://doi.org/10.25304/rlt.v26.2103

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Flavin, M., & Hulova, K. (2018). An inferior source? Quantitatively analysing the production and revision of five technology-enhanced learning-related terms on wikipedia. Research in Learning Technology, 26. https://doi.org/10.25304/rlt.v26.2103

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Flavin M, Hulova K. An inferior source? Quantitatively analysing the production and revision of five technology-enhanced learning-related terms on wikipedia. Research in Learning Technology. 2018 Nov 23;26. https://doi.org/10.25304/rlt.v26.2103

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Flavin, Michael ; Hulova, Katerina. / An inferior source? Quantitatively analysing the production and revision of five technology-enhanced learning-related terms on wikipedia. In: Research in Learning Technology. 2018 ; Vol. 26.

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