Research and Best Practices
We are designing a series of courses and the existing curriculum has modules on business acumen and finance. There are three modules on these topics that are used with a case study. The case study and the content advances in difficulty as your learning acquisition increases. Is there any research, or your own experience, that would lead toward a design having the three modules in sequence or spacing the three modules out with 1-2 unrelated content in between. In essence, is knowledge gained more readily if the content is in sequence rather than spaced out. Does the brain process information better under either circumstance? I believe that this is closely related to scaffolding concepts. Thanks.