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Using Pecha Kucha in Online Environments
Michelle Byrne, Professor of Nursing, University of West Georgia
Dr. Byrne teaches 100% online as a certified QM instructor in nursing graduate education. Her expertise in face to face classroom environments has had to evolve to online environments in using innovative instructional methods to promote effective role development of academic educators through asynchonous engagement of student learning.
Educators are continually searching for innovative strategies that stimulate student engagement in an online environment. An emerging presentation technique called Pecha Kucha, that means chit chat in Japanese, is beginning to be used in education. Specifically, this presentation technique uses only 20 slides with each slide shown for 20 seconds. This 20 x 20 format results in a presentation length of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. After observing a Pecha Kucha, participants will leave the session with a potential topic and outline to create or assign a Pecha Kucha in their class.
Describe the context and background of Pecha Kucha.
Identify potential topics for a Pecha Kucha presentation by either teachers or students in an online environment.
Plan an outline for a Pecha Kucha presentation.