I wanted to share some
information with you and make a
suggestion for the Distance
Learning Conference in the Spring.
What is Pecha Kucha?
Pecha Kucha is Japanese for "chit
chat” or “chatter.” It is a new, fast-
paced style of delivery for PowerPoint
presentations. It has been popular in
Japan and Europe for some time now.
What makes it different?
Pecha Kucha is different from other
presentation styles for these two reasons:
•20 (slides) X 20 (seconds)
•6 minutes and 40 seconds
Watch the video on the next slide for more
How could we use it?
In lieu of keynote speaker, several conference presenters
could briefly introduce the conference topics. I am picturing
several screens scattered around the room with a presenter
ready at each screen.
Or, the breakout sessions themselves could be organized in
the Pecha Kucha style, with the topics/issues/demonstrations
broken down into smaller, more manageable pieces. Each
presenter could cover a portion of a larger topic. Again, we
could use several screens or just have short breaks between
Why would we use it?
Pecha Kucha forces the presenters to focus on
just the important information, eliminating the
fluff. It would be challenging to prepare the
perfect presentation. For the audience, it is
lively and engaging. Also, it is very innovative
and will make the campus appear “in the know”.
What are the challenges
The main challenges would be recruiting
presenters and securing the venue.
However, these may be issues no matter
what style of presentation is employed.
Also, a question would be do DL topics
lend themselves to this format.