Step 2.1: Chunking a Course

Review the Five Key Lessons learned from faculty and instructors moving their courses online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All modes of content delivery / presentation are not equal.  Consider Dale’s Cone of Experience (below).

Blogs on this topic:

The Learning Cone (Edgar Dale, 1969)

edgar dale by Sean MacEntee is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

According to Dale’s research, the least effective method at the top, involves learning from information presented through verbal symbols, i.e., listening to spoken words. The most effective methods at the bottom, involves direct, purposeful learning experiences, such as hands-on or field experience. Direct purposeful experiences [represent] reality or the [closest] things to real, everyday life (Anderson, 2004).


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