For professors pondering whether to attend an upcoming Capsim User Seminar, the words of someone like Dave Luvison of DeVry University may be of assistance.
“It’s valuable to learn how other professors are teaching and to gain the experience of playing the simulation from a student’s perspective,” Luvison said. “It was foolish to not attend before.”
Capsim’s next seminar, held October 26-28 in downtown Chicago, is for advanced users of the simulation. Professors will gain greater insights into using Capsim’s 2012 suite of products, learn from other professors what works best in the classroom and become acquainted with the Ethics Plug-in and Comp-XM Basix. However, the biggest takeaway may be seeing what a student experiences in the simulation.
“Here, we get to see exactly what the students are going through,” said Professor Leon Schjoedt from Drexel. “The great thing about Capstone is that it takes the fragments of business classes that students have learned and puts those together to create a learning experience as a whole.”
Capsim’s business simulations create a dynamic learning experience for students by throwing them into a real-life scenario of running a company and its individual product lines.
Professor Sherry Ridge of McHenry County College realizes this when she teaches her course: “Most case studies are written from the position of CEO, but Capsim puts students down further in an organization, in a position they can see themselves in over the next few years. It’s the closest thing to hands-on experience students can receive in the classroom.”
As seminar attendees of the past have discovered, there is no substitute for hands-on learning with your peers. Don’t miss out on an experience that will enhance the way you teach Capsim’s business simulations.