Evidence: Pecha Kucha
- Develop and design intentional learning activities suitable for the appropriate environment and the learner
- Develop skills to optimize learning experiences through personalization
There is a temptation when creating a power point or other learning activities to put as much information as possible. Often there is so much material that must be covered that lessons can feel crammed and busy. The focus is on the information and not the learning.
Creating a Pecha Kucha is an interesting experience in focusing on what is important. Having only 20 slides, each only 20 seconds long requires the educator to determine what is most important. This style of power point means that the creator must be succinct using images that enhance the message. It is a connectivism approach to education
A learning outcome of the Online Learning and Teaching Diploma is to develop and design intentional learning activities suitable for the appropriate environment and the learner. For an asynchronous lesson a Pecha Kucha lets the student focus on the message. The music and images emphasizes the message.
A second learning outcome is to develop skills to optimize learning experiences through personalization. Personalization means two things. It is important to personalize the lesson to the student. The music and images of the Pecha Kucha can be chosen to reflect the interests of the student while relating to the learning outcomes. They also can show the personality of the instructor allowing the student to get to know their teacher.
The Pecha Kucha as both a PDF and a power point are below