Learning Style Inventories Links

URLs of learning style inventories from a Memo For Record from Jim Bills to investigate surveys or other methods to determine medical student learning styles.

   1.  Pelley:  http://www.ttuhsc.edu/SOM/Success/LSTI.htm 

A 28-item either/or type of electronic survey that results in a the same groups of rout items as the Paragon Learning Style Inventory.

 

   2.  Kolb:  http://pss.uvm.edu/pss162/learning_styles.html 

An introduction of learning styles followed by a self-assessment multiple intelligences check list.  No score given or assessment made.  How student's weigh each section.

 

  1. Paragon:  http://www.oswego.edu/plsi/index.html

A 40-item survey which allows a student to self-assess learning style and weigh their styles as either/or being an introvert/extrovert, sensate/intuitive, feeler/thinker, judger/perceiver.  Sixteen possible options which can be read about via a provided link.

 

  1. Solomon-Felder:  http://www.ncsu.edu/felder-public/ILSpage.html

A 44-item survey based upon both Myers-Briggs and Jung.  It is easy to use, widely accepted, and provides a nice overview of a student's learning style. 

 

   5.  Grascha-Riechmann:   http://academic.cuesta.edu/wholehealth/disted/ls_invent.htm 

A 60-item Likert scale series of statments to which students marked 1-5 (strongly disagree to strongly agree).  After taking the survey, one receives a score (not a lot of explanation).

 

  1. Learning Styles On-line:  http://www.learning-styles-online.com/

A very thorough, 70-item survey that results in a graphic display of a student's learning style.  Easy to take and the graph is an interesting result.  Also allows you to compre your styles with others.

 

    7.  Memletics: http://www.learning-styles-online.com/

A very thorough, 70-item survey that results in a graphic display of a student's learning style.  Easy to take and the graph is an interesting result. 

 

    8.  Jester: http://adulted.about.com/cs/learningstyles/a/lrng_style.htm 

31-items for which students indicate "often, sometimes, seldom."  Results in a summary of student's style and provides learning strategies.  Fast and easy to use.

 

    9.  LdPride.net:  http://www.ldpride.net/learningstyles.MI.htm

Information about learning styles and Multiple Intelligence (MI) is helpful for everyone. Knowing your learning style will help you  ccapitalize on your strengths. This page provides an explanation of what learning styles and multiple intelligence are all about, an interactive assessment of your learning style/MI, and practical tips to make your learning style work for you--six categories: Learning Styles Explained, Multiple Intelligences Explained, Interactive Multiples Intelligence Test, Interactive Learning Styles Test, Making Your Learning Style Work for You and Learning Styles/MI Links.

 

    10. VARK: www.vark-learn.com/english/index.asp

VARK is a questionnaire that provides users with a profile of their learning preferences. These preferences are about the ways that they want to take-in and give-out information.

 

Thanks to Jim Bills, EdD. MS, Asst Professor, Med Ed and Admin, Office of Teaching and Learning in Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for reference to these resources.