Quality in Further Education
The success of companiesis determinedby the qualifications of their employees, the reasons why they are
required to attach great importance on further education activities. At the same time the diversity of further education makes
it difficult to maintain an overview for anyone interested in learning, especially for persons responsible for human resource
development in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Many providers are flooding the market with partially little
meaning product offerings and formats. The selection and conception of further education in SMEs often based on decisions
out of sense or the scattergun approach. Especially restricted personal, time and financial resource are key drivers for
insufficient consideration. The classification of learning objectivesaccompanied by the learning behavior will be a
challenging task both for employees as well as human resource departments.
An interdisciplinary research cooperation between educational science and quality science provided the basis for enhancing
training and development selections. For this purpose, relevant characteristics for input and output were gathered by
qualitative content analysis of educational literature and expert interviews among training experts. Dependencies between
these characteristics were identified by interaction analysis.
An algorithm was defined, that enables a systematically selection process.
Keywords - Human Resource Development, Further Education, Smes, Methodical-Didactic Analysis, Learning Preferences,