VARK began in 1987. The publication that launched VARK was:
Title: Not Another Inventory, Rather a Catalyst for Reflection
Published in: To Improve the Academy, Vol. 11, 1992, Page 137.
Authors: Neil D. Fleming and Colleen Mills both at Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand
The VARK website began in 2001. A major redesign was completed and went live on 21 November 2014.
Articles about VARK
Leite, W. L., Svinicki, M. & Shi, Y. (2010). Attempted Validation of the Scores of the VARK: Learning Styles Inventory With Multitrait-Multimethod Confirmatory Factor Analysis Models. Educational and Psychological Measurement. 70, 323-339.
Fleming, N.D. & Mills, C. (1992). Helping Students Understand How They Learn. The Teaching Professor, Vol. 7 No. 4, Magma Publications, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
The following articles are available as PDF downloads:
THE NATURE OF PREFERENCE
2009 VARK Scoring Trial
Not Another Inventory, Rather a Catalyst for Reflection
Neil Fleming and Colleen Mills, Lincoln University
Learning Styles Again: VARKing up the right tree!
Neil Fleming, Educational Developer and David Baume, FSEDA, Higher Education Consultant
Learning Preferences and Sport
Juli Dunn, Associate Professor of Sport Studies, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, USA
Adult Learning Styles: How the VARK learning style inventory can be used to improve student learning
Vanessa Marcy, MMSc, PA-C
The Case Against Learning Styles
Learning styles and fieldwork education: Students perspectives
Linda Robertson, Tania Smellie, Phillipa Wilson and Lisa Cox
with permission from the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists/Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa
Do Teachers Have Preferences
Neil Fleming, June 2015