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Use of Technology-Rich Learning Environment Reveals Improved Retention Rates
November 16, 2011
Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology have found that use of a technology-rich learning environment in several undergraduate engineering-technology courses has improved learning and decreased withdrawals from, or failing grades in, the courses.
Rochester Institute of Technology
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