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PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO.COM 21 SPECIAL FOCUS ON AQs | Professionally Speaking WHAT WE'VE HEARD Last year, the College surveyed thousands of AQ course candidates. Here are a few highlights about who they are, how and why they took their AQs, and their thoughts on course content and delivery. SPECIAL EDUCATION AQ 2,759 course candidates surveyed Why do members take this AQ? ➔ Extend professional knowledge ...........................96% ➔ Further support student learning ........................95% ➔ Enrich professional practice ...................................95% ➔ Fulfil personal interest ..................................................83% ➔ Gain a specific, necessary qualification ....... 73% ➔ Gain employment opportunities .......................... 70% ➔ Respond to curriculum changes .........................49% More than three-quarters of respondents took the course entirely online: ➔ Full distance ......................................................................... 78% ➔ Face to face .......................................................................... 16% ➔ Blended ........................................................................................ 6% What is valuable about this AQ? Percentage of respondents who named each reason as valuable or highly valuable: ➔ Usefulness to my professional practice ........92% ➔ Motivating me to learn more in this area ...... 87% ➔ Developing a professional network ..................53%

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