We are a research and development company devoted to advancement of the theory and practice of experiential learning.

To achieve this mission, EBLS is committed to

  • building on the legacy of scholars whose innovative ideas continue to contribute to state-of-the-art knowledge about learning and education
  • stimulating research and disseminating scholarly findings on experiential learning and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory
  • offering resources that help individuals develop their own learning potential
  • providing tools for educators, parents, and consultants that promote learning


Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development

New in 2015 -- Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development, 2nd Edition.

David A. Kolb's definitive statement of Experiential Learning Theory (ELT), Experiential Learning, Second Edition, builds on intellectual origins defined by figures such as William James, John Dewey, Kurt Lewin, Jean Piaget, and L. S. Vygotsky, while also reflecting three full decades of research and practice since the classic first edition.

This edition reviews recent applications of experiential learning, updates Kolb's framework for today's organizational and educational landscape, and features new examples in the field and classroom. It will be valuable for anyone who wants to improve learning anywhere: in higher education, training, organizational development, lifelong learning environments, and online. Ordering Info

Learning Style Inventory (LSI) Version 4

In 1971 we set the bar for measuring how you learn in everyday life. Now we've set the bar higher.

Our instrument has long been respected for its design based on a comprehensive theory of learning and development. Based on data from years of empirical and clinical studies we've updated the original 4 Learning Styles types into 9. We've added a method to measure your learning flexibility and enhanced our reporting methodology. Read about more our improvements or learn how to upgrade today.

  • What Is the Kolb LSI 4?
  • What Is the Nine Style Typology?
  • Learning Flexibility
  • The New Interpretative Report
  • Further Information

Featured Assessment Tools

Kolb Learning Skills Profile (LSP)
The Learning Skills Profile (LSP) is self-scoring inventory designed to help you assess the major skills you may be called upon to use in your job.
Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI) Version 4
The Learning Style Inventory (LSI) describes the way you learn and how you deal with ideas and day-to-day situations.
Kolb Team Learning Experience (TLE)
The Kolb Team Learning Experience will guide your team through the Cycle of Learning, providing your team with opportunities to experience, reflect, think, and do.

Learning Partners

Stephen C. Calhoun


SquareONE | Experiential Tool Makers

Kay Peterson


Founding, Institute for Experiential Learning

Parminder Singh Raparia


Founder of Disha India Centre for Experiential Learning, India

Bob Gemmell


Director of the Herman J. Russell, Sr. Center for Entrepreneurship at Georgia State University

  • NEW EBLS Online Research Laboratory (EORL)

    Are you an Experiential Educator?

    Take the free Kolb Educator Role Profile Click Here

  • Research Grants

    We offer free materials for qualified students, scholars, and practitioners who are conducting research on experiential learning, the LSI and other our assessment tools

    To apply for the research grant contact or

    You will be asked to submit a research proposal to be considered for the research grant.