Edgar Dale (April 27, 1900 – March 8, 1985) was an American educationist who developed the famous Cone of Experience. He made several contributions to audio and visual instruction, including a . He was a professor of education at Ohio State University.
In 1933 Dale wrote a paper on how to effectively create a High School film appreciation class. This paper has been noted for having a very different view of adolescent interaction with films than that taken by the Film Control Boards of the time.
Dale's Cone Misrepresented with Numbers
Dale's Cone of Experience has often been misrepresented by those who add numbers to the cone. Hundreds, if not thousands, of misrepresentations have been created. This very entry had two such misrepresentations on 11-11-2007 when they were erased. See the following for (1) some of the most common misrepresentations, (2) an image of Dale's original cone, and (3) citations.