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Assignment 2

 

LEARNING STYLES

This part of your assignment will give you the opportunity to discover your personal learning style. Some people learn better by reading directions. Others learn best with a demonstration. Others need to work at the task themselves before they feel they've learned anything. Education researchers have identified four separate learning styles:

 

  • The Visual/Verbal Learning Style
  • The visual/Nonverbal Learning Style
  • The Tactile/Kinesthetic Learning Style
  • The Auditory/Verbal Learning Style
Catherine Jester, from Diablo Valley College, has designed a questionnaire designed to help you identify your own style. Click on the link below to get to the questionnaire. Answer the questions by clicking on the appropriate radio buttons, then click on the SUBMIT button. The next screen will describe your style.

 

 

When you click on the link, your browser will open up another window with the questionnaire. This page will be hidden underneath. To get back here, close the questionnaire window by clicking on the x in the upper right corner. Learning Styles Questionnaire

 

 

In the box on the right, tell me your learning style, and list a few of the learning strategies the author suggests:

 

 

Now click on the link on the right to see another Web site describing all 4 learning styles. Scan through these and see if you think that any of the other styles is a better description of your own style. The Four Learning Styles

Which learning style do you think best describes you? Do you agree with the questionnaire's assessment of you?

 

 

 


SUBJECT DIRECTORIES

Now let's learn about finding reliable health information, using reputable subject directories. What is the difference between finding information on the Internet using a search engine (like Google or Alltheweb) or a subject directory (like Yahoo)? The big difference between search engines and subject directories is that the information in subject directories is hand-picked and evaluated by a professional in the field. In our case, this means by a healthcare professional with specific standards in mind. MEDLINEplus is an excellent subject directory put together and maintained by the National Library of Medicine. It pulls together links to reliable, trustworthy resources.

  • Click on the MEDLINEplus link to go to its homepage.
  • Click on Health Topics (purple link on the left of your screen). Explore a health topic either by its first letter or broad group.
  • Continue to click on links until your computer opens up a new screen and you can see an actual article.

What is the title and URL (address) of the Web site?

Also see if you can find information about the creators of the Web article.

  • Who wrote the information?
  • Who is paying the bill to publish the information?
  • Is there an inherent bias?
  • Do the authors quote research that can be checked or repeated?
  • How recent is the information?


 

Congratulations!

You've almost finished. Now comes the most important part:
Your Name:

Your e-mail address:

    How long did this
    assignment take you?

   

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