Magna On-Demand Seminars

Using Interleaving in Course Design to Improve Retention

For faculty whose students are not retaining course concepts for the duration of the semester, this Magna Online Seminar explains interleaving content during instruction and studying to improve student success through increased content retention.


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Interleaving is the strategy of alternating between concepts during learning instead of practicing one skill at a time. Studies have shown that interleaving content rather than presenting information in separate sections throughout a class promotes retention (Richland et al., 2005; Rohrer, 2012). This Magna Online Seminar introduces the concept of interleaving and how best to incorporate it into your courses.

What are the learning goals?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain interleaving
  • Determine where interleaving is a good fit in your courses
  • Implement interleaving in your courses

Who should attend?

  • Faculty
  • Instructional Designers
  • Educational Developers

Why you don’t want to miss this!

If you are looking to increase content retention in your students, interleaving is an effective strategy to boost retention of course content and therefore improve student success. Interleaving is a research-supported approach to studying that is shown to help students learn. This teaching concept applies to designing and teaching a course as well as a skill faculty can teach their students to improve studying.

What’s included?

Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • On-demand access
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available on-demand.

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Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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*On-demand access begins on date of purchase.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.