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Metacognitive Materials for Students

by Jennifer Lerner
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Materials to help students improve their study skills and understand their learning styles.

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READI - Readiness for Education At a Distance Indicator

Added 09/25/2006
Inventory to assess which students might be at risk for failure in online courses. Costs the institution money after the first semester of use. Bills itself as a retention tool that assesses student skills and goes beyond the simple "Is distance learning for you?" modules most distance learning centers offer.

Student Learning Styles

Added 09/25/2006
Tips for teaching that reaches students with all personality types (based on Myers-Briggs categories). Might be useful for teachers to read but probably not for students to review since it's geared toward teaching approaches rather than learning.

Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence

Added 09/25/2006
Site with inventories for learning styles as well as multiple intelligences. Inventories here seem to be short--pop-up at the site claims to identify learning style in less than one minute, whereas other inventories have nearly 50 questions.

Learning Styles Questionnaire

Added 09/25/2006
Another online survey allowing students to assess their preferred learning style and providing results with suggestions about how to approach studying based on that style. Quiz is clearly laid out, but MERLOT reviews suggest the interface isn't quite as good here in the results section as it is on the VARK quiz or the "Index of Learning Styles" also listed in this personal collection.

The Active Learning Site with VARK Learning Styles Inventory

Added 09/25/2006
VARK Learning Styles inventory to help students identify their learning styles and understand study techniques related to each one. Can be scored automatically online or done by hand.

Index of Learning Styles

Added 09/25/2006
Online quiz that assesses students' preferred learning style and gives them information about that style.

Study Skills Help!

Added 10/05/2006
Nancy McTaggart's study skills tutorial site. Leads students through a series of simple self-report diagnostic questions to help them determine what study skills they need help with and provides simple tutorials for each skill (time management, test-taking, note-taking, etc.). The site is kept simple so that it's easy for students at any level to use, so some more advanced students might find it insulting, although many of them probably need the suggestions anyway.

Concept Map Software (CMAP) Version 3

Added 10/07/2006
Software that might be useful in helping visual learners plan their writing or organize class material into summary form.

Techniques for Skillful Reading

Added 10/13/2006
Site with guidelines about how to read effectively (SQ3R, marking up text, etc.). Can direct students having reading problems to this site, or use as study skills assignment option.
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