This site provides an animation of left, right, cerebral and limbic modes of the brain; a hemisphere dominance tutorial with test; a left right brain test with answer key; and a learning styles resource consisting of The Paragon Learning Style Inventory (PLSI) survey.
Type of Material:
Animation, quiz/test, reference material, workshop and training material.
Can be used as a self-paced individual assignment, group lesson, or in-class session.
Any Web Browser and a computer. Tested using Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4 Browsers. Adobe Flash plugin for viewing SWF format.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
None listed or stated.
Target Student Population:
Undergraduate and Graduate level courses in Human Resources, Leadership, or Organizational Behavior.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic computer and Web Browser knowledge and skills.
Evaluation and Observation
This site is a plethora of practical information concerning learning theory. It provides information as wells tests and surveys that can be taken by individuals and groups.
No direction information on Learning Styles. Can be misleading
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Provides brief exams that can be used for individuals or groups to evaluate which side of our brain influences learning styles and a self-administered survey based on The Paragon Learning Style Inventory (PLSI).
No learning objectives are explicitly stated. Site could be better organized to bolster effectiveness.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Is an easy to use site that provides a number of tools for individual or group assessment of learning styles and behavior.
The Right and Left Brain Inventories Button on the main page produces an invalid error message. A little difficult to browse/navigate from page-to-page and returning to the main page.
Other Issues and Comments:
Comments from Author:
The author explained that there are no learning objectives since instructors will be using it in many different ways. After viewing it, the instructors can determine how it best fits their learning outcomes.