Institute of Learning Styles Research

History of the Institute for Learning Styles Research

Timeline - Involving the Multi-Modal Paired Associates Learning Test and Learning Styles Instruments

 

1975
  • Russell French, University of Tennessee, developed Learning Styles/Multi-Modal Paired Associates Learning Test theory
  • Article on Teaching Style and Instructional Strategy
  • Article on Teaching Strategies and Learning
  • Daryl Gilley, University of Tennessee, Dissertation: Personal learning styles: Exploring the alternatives
1980
  • Ed Cherry developed MMPALT II and PMPS
1981
  • Ed Cherry, University of Tennessee, Dissertation: The measurement of adult learning styles: Perceptual modality
1982
  • Russell French worked with Oklahoma State University to train in MMPALT II procedures
1983
  • Jack Akins, Oklahoma State University, Dissertation: A study of the learning styles of Dale Oklahoma public school employees.
  • Joe Nix, Oklahoma State University, Dissertation: The determination of adult learning styles of U.S. Coast Guard personnel.
  • Len Schapier, University of Tennessee, Dissertation: Identification of perceptual learning style differences and the impact thereof upon individual university students.
1984
  • Linda Rice, Oklahoma State University, Dissertation: A study of learning modality elements of the Oklahoma Association of Youth Services members.
  • Bill Brown, Oklahoma State University, Dissertation: A descriptive analysis of perceptual modality learning style in older adults.
  • Bill Russell, Oklahoma State University, Dissertation: The measurement of the perceptual learning styles of federal aviation administration supervisors.
  • Waynne James and Michael Galbraith publish article in Journal of Applied Gerontology: Perceptual learning styles of older adults.
  • Michael Galbraith and Waynne James publish Assessment of dominant perceptual learning styles of older adults in Educational Gerontology.
1984
  • Waynne James, AERC Conference presentation and paper in Montreal
  • Patricia Clark, University of Tennessee, Dissertation: Measurement of learning style dominance and hemispheric dominance of fourteen and fifteen-year-old high school students
1985
  • Walter Lucas, Oklahoma State University, Dissertation: A study of the perceptual learning styles of adults age 40 to 60.
  • Waynne James and Michael Galbraith published article in Lifelong Learning: Perceptual learning styles: Implications and techniques for the practitioner.
1986
  • Waynne James and Michael Galbraith publish article in Activities, Adaptations, and Aging: Techniques for assessing perceptual learning styles: Implications for the activities manager.
1987
  • Waynne James and Michael Galbraith publish article in Mountain Plains Journal of Adult Education: The relationship of education level and perceptual learning styles.
1988
  • J. Yount, University of Tennessee, Dissertation: Measuring and comparing cognitive learning styles by academic discipline.
1989
  • Joyce Coolidge-Parker, University of South Florida, Dissertation: A comparison of perceived and objectively measured perceptual learning style modality elements of court reporters and court reporting students.
1990
  • Marsha Butler and Russell French resurrect the "Box of Rocks", University of Tennessee.
1991
  • Waynne James and Bill Blank published article in Mount Plains Journal of Adult Education: A comparison of adults’ perceptual learning style and their educational attainment.
  • Waynne James and Bill Blank published article in Adult Basic Education: Training teachers to train adults.
  • Marsha Butler and Donna Browning initiated MMPALT collaboration, continuing Ed Cherry’s work, through their graduate teaching assistantships.
1992
  • Lisa Harden, University of South Florida, Ed.S.: A correlation of learning styles and standard achievement levels of adult vocational students in an area technical center.
  • Bill Hutchison, University of South Florida, Dissertation: Dominant perceptual modality element and learning performance: A factorial study.
  • Fred Ryder, University of South Florida, Ed.S.: A comparison of post secondary student learning styles in a vocational-technical setting.
  • Lynn Grady, University of South Florida, Dissertation: Convergent and discriminant validation of four instruments assessing perceptual learning styles using a multi trait-multi method matrix approach.
1993
  • Waynne James and Bill Blank published article in Applying Cognitive Learning Theory to Adult Learning: Review and critique of available learning styles instruments for adults.
1994
  • Marsha Butler, University of Tennessee, Dissertation: A study of relationships among perceptual modality dominance and choice of college major.
1995
  • Initial MMPALT Researchers Reunion, University of Tennessee (July)
  • Waynne James and Dan Gardner publish article in New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education - Facilitating Distance Learning: Learning styles: Implications for distance learning.
1996
  • Roger Smith, University of South Florida, Dissertation: An analysis of the dominant learning styles of functionally illiterate adult education students in a correctional education setting.
  • MMPALT Meeting, University of South Florida (February)
  • Institute for Learning Styles Research (ILSR) Incorporates obtaining legal status
  • Adult Education Research Conference held at the University of South Florida (April)
  • ILSR Meeting, University of Tennessee (June)
1997
  • Learning Styles Seminar, Lowndes County Board of Realtors, Mississippi (January)
  • ILSR Conference, University of South Florida (February)
  • MMPALT Presentation, Columbus City Schools, Mississippi
  • ILSR Conference, University of Tennessee (July)
  • W. Harrison, University of Alabama, Dissertation: Adult student learning style and academic major choice: A technical institute profile.
  • Hilde Reno, University of South Florida, Dissertation: A comparison of the perceptual learning styles of native Hispanic adults and European-American adults as measured by the Multi-Modal Paired Associates Learning Test.
1998
  • ILSR Conference, University of South Florida (February)
  • MMPALT Presentation, Hall of Master Teachers, Mississippi University for Women (April)
  • ILSR Conference, University of Tennessee (July)
1999
  • Donna Browning, University of Tennessee, Dissertation: Creative high school dropouts’ experiences of learning: A phenomenological study.
  • ILSR Conference, University of South Florida (February)
  • ILSR Conference, University of Tennessee (July)
  • Maria Martinez Witte, University of South Florida, Dissertation: A validation study of the relationship of learning styles and mindstyles as indicated by the Multi-Modal Paired Associates Learning Test III and the Gregorc Style Delineator.
  • MMPALT Presentation, Kentucky State
  • Randy Roberts, University of South Florida, Dissertation: A comparison of perceptual learning styles of successful and unsuccessful high school students in Pasco County, Florida.
  • Victoria Jacobs Gray with Kenneth R. Ratledge, University of Tennessee, publish article in American Football Coach (Vol 5), Head Game, Inside the Football Helmet: Applications of Psychological Type.
  • ILSR Website Established
2000
  • ILSR Conference, University of South Florida (February)
  • ILSR Conference, University of Tennessee (July)
  • PMPS available on website
  • Daniel Parry, University of Louisville, Dissertation: The effect of perceptual learning style and computer self-efficacy of achievement and preference for instruction: A comparison of lecture, computer-assisted and internet-based instruction.
  • Donna Ettel, University of South Florida, Dissertation: An analysis of young adults with attention deficit disorder on stimulant medication and their perceptual learning styles as measured by the Multi-Modal Paired Associates Learning Test III.
  • Paula Myers, University of South Florida, Dissertation: Association between perceptual learning modalities and high frequency sensorineural hearing impairment in adult males.
  • Yvonne Williams, University of South Florida, Dissertation: A comparison of the perceptual learning style modalities of African-American, Hispanic-American, and European-American adult females as measured by the Multi-Modal Paired Associates Learning Test III.
  • Grace Endres, University of South Florida, Dissertation: The relationship between perceptual modalities, analogical reasoning, age, and gender as measured by the Multi-Modal Paired Associates Learning Test III and the Miller Analogies Test.
2001
  • ILSR Conference, University of South Florida (February)
  • ILSR Conference, Tusculum College, Knoxville (July)
  • Earl Paul, University of South Florida, Dissertation: The Multi-Modal Paired Associates Learning Test III for community college developmental reading/writing and developmental math students as a predictor of enrollment status.
  • Patricia D’Urso, University of South Florida, Dissertation: The relationship between perceptual modality performances and short-term memory capacity of developmental math and English students as measured by the Multi-Modal Paired Associates Learning Test III and the Wechsler Memory Scale III
  • Maria Martinez Witte & James E. Witte, AAACE Presentation: Learning Styles-Mindstyles: Implications for Adult Learners (October)
  • Waynne B. James & James E. Witte, AAACE Presentation: Implications of Current Learning Styles Research (October)

2002

  • ILSR Conference, University of South Florida (February)
  • ILSR Conference, Auburn University, Auburn (August)
2003
  • ILSR Conference, University of South Florida (February)
  • ILSR Conference, Wiley Publishing, New York City (July)