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Ö. Delialioğlu and Z. Yıldırım, “Students’ Perceptions On Effective Dimensions Of Interactive Learning In A Blended Learning Environment,” EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY, pp. 133–146, 2007, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: