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Integrating Needs Assessment Within Next Generation E-learning Systems

Lessons learnt from a case study
  • Dieuwke de Haan
  • Patrick Waterson
  • Sonja Trapp
  • Dietmar Pfahl
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 167)

Abstract

In this paper we outline a method for systematically addressing needs assessment (QUALISEM-PEOPLE), alongside a case study of its use within a medium sized, German company. The method was designed in order to provide guidance in analysing skill and role competences, particularly when e-learning systems are being considered for training purposes. The method proved to be successful within the company and helped to profile actual and target qualification needs, as well as employee preferences. In addition, there were also a number of overall lessons that could be learnt from the case study. These mainly relate to the need to integrate needs assessment within the broader context of Human Resource Management (HRM) systems, as well as the importance of employee participation within the process. We end the paper with a discussion of possible extensions to our work as well as outstanding challenges within the area

Key words

Industry Training Self-assessment Software Engineering 

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Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieuwke de Haan
    • 1
  • Patrick Waterson
    • 1
  • Sonja Trapp
    • 1
  • Dietmar Pfahl
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer IESEKaiserslauternGermany

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