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Education Research International
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 126313, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/126313
Research Article

Technology in the Aid of Delivering Economic Content to Teachers: Virtual Economics v. 3

Center for Economic Education, Georgia College State & University, Campus Box 14, Milledgeville, GA 31061, USA

Received 20 March 2012; Revised 6 June 2012; Accepted 6 June 2012

Academic Editor: Jan Elen

Copyright © 2012 John R. Swinton and Benjamin Scafidi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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