Originally constructed as a Reusable Learning Object, this is a 4 page Flash animation of the characteristics of left brain and right brain learning traits adapted from the work of Malcolm Knowles in his book, "The Adult Learner: A Neglected Species (1990, p 243-248)." It helps you determine whether you are left or right brain dominant and also includes sites of learning style inventories for self reflection.
Type of Material:
The site contains links to several pages of explanatory material, and several self-administered tests to determine right/left brain dominance.
It can be used as part of a leadership development course to assess how leaders learn and to help leaders determine how their subordinates learn but can also be adopted for use in other areas such as study skills, psychology, management, and education.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
To discover how one processes information best (by determining if one is right or left brain dominant), and thereby expand the stragegies one uses for learning and studying.
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Evaluation and Observation
Simple \& easy to follow. The site does a good job of explaining the thinking process of each of the cerebral modes, and provides several self-administered online inventories for determing one\'s brain dominance.
The main resources are 'outside' the flash file in external links. Although this site is targeted for students, it needs to have a page of explanation for faculty about how it can be used in teaching and learning with technology if it is to be used effectively as part of the Teaching and Technology collection.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Easy to understand & use. The site provides a useful means for students to determine an aspect of their learning style.
The site would be strengthened if there were suggestions for how students can use this information about themselves to enhance their study skills, and how faculty can use this site in their teaching.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Very easy to use.
The main links on the 'home page' to the Left Right Brain and the Learning Styles Resource Page test does not work. There is no direct link to get from within the Cerebral Mode graphics back to the home page without backing through individual pages.