Yes, the infamous “Cone of Experience” (“We learn 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear, 30% of what we see, 50% of what we see and hear, 70% of what we say or write…..[and] 90% of what we teach”) is made-up but, as I have pointed out, there is an extraordinary amount of research that learning by doing is much more effective than passive learning (No, The “Cone Of Experience” Is Not “Research-Based” & Yes, Some People Debunking It Have Way Too Much Time On Their Hands).

Another confirming study came out today and specifically focused on MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses). Here’s an excerpt from a summary of the research:


If you want to see other corroborating research, check out:

The Best Posts Questioning If Direct Instruction Is “Clearly Superior”

The Best Research Demonstrating That Lectures Are Not The Best Instructional Strategy

“What I Cannot Create, I Do Not Understand”

Important Study: “Expecting to teach enhances learning, recall”

I’m adding this post to The Best Posts & Articles On MOOC’s — Help Me Find More.