A knowledge of your own and others' preferred learning styles can be of great benefit to your study at university as well as any aspect of your life that involves teaching and learning. Now that just about covers everything!
The first few sections of this module explain a common way of classifying learning styles as developed by Richard Felder and Barbara Soloman. Other researchers have contested the various theories of learning styles and links to the work of Felder and Solomon, as well as these other researchers, can be found in the Credits & Evaluation section of this module.
An interesting exercise (PC users only - 1.1MB) called brain.exe can be downloaded. It will give you some information about your preferred learning style and your preference for right or left brain thinking. The 'spinning girl' animation below is also an interesting way of investigating your right and left brain preferences.