September 27th, 2011 - Posted by Brendan Langen
Health Care Management classes may not immediately seem like a fit for Capsim business simulations, but University of Findlay in Ohio professor Josephine Kershaw Ph.D has found Capsim to be a linchpin for her course. "Using Capsim along with cases makes my class interactive by nature, which easily allows for improvement as students learn from their mistakes."
Professor Kershaw's distinctive approach has garnered her many accolades, such as Florida A&M's Teacher of the Year award and the 2011 ACBSP International Teaching Excellence Award. Capsim is a large part of the reason for her extraordinary teaching evaluations.
"I've tried other approaches, including ETS Major Field Tests," Kershaw said, "but they were insufficient in teaching my students. Capsim's simulations resulted in higher scores on exams, and thus, greater understanding of the HCM program."
Professor Kershaw is an Associate Professor of Health Care Management at the University of Findlay and has worked in the field of health sciences for many years. Before teaching, she served as the Director of Evaluation for Florida's Tobacco Pilot Program under the Governor's Office. She moved to Florida A&M University as the Undergraduate Program Coordinator for the Division of Health Care Management.
Like many others, Professor Kershaw finds value in the comprehensive nature of Capstone Business Simulation. "The best thing about Capstone is how it brings in aspects from other classes," said Kershaw. "Students have to remember their entire business learning and apply it to the simulation. It's a great capstone tool."
This semester, she's introducing Capstone to an MBA course. With her outstanding teaching record, Professor Kershaw may soon be winning awards in the graduate studies arena as well.
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