The Impact of Completing the Online Information Technologies Certificate Program on Graduates

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E. YÜKSELTÜRK, “The Impact of Completing the Online Information Technologies Certificate Program on Graduates,” EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, pp. 137–146, 2012, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: