Announcing the Learning 2.0 Pecha Kucha Contest

Heard of Pecha-Kucha? It’s poetry slam for the design crowd. Haiku for the business world.

It’s the solution to Death by Powerpoint. Here’s the rules:

  • Each pecha-kucha participant delivers a PowerPoint presentation
  • Each presentation must comprise of 20 slides, no more, no less
  • Each slide must be displayed for exactly 20 seconds
  • Consequently, each presentation is exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds long

(h/t Downes)Â

Now what I would propose is this — anyone reading this post

  • Make a Pecha Kucha entry about some aspect of Learning 2.0
  • Post it on slideshare or youtube or whatever…
  • Tag it on del.icio.us, etc. as PK_Learning2.0

 And let the games begin. I know it would be a lot cooler to get in a room with some gin and tonics and do this, but baby steps, right?

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4 Comments on “Announcing the Learning 2.0 Pecha Kucha Contest”

  1. Martha says:

    Great idea. I’d love to see what a class of students would do with this format, given an assignment. . .Forced limitations like this usually encourage us to focus and be much more deliberate in our choices–a good lesson for students. Too bad the model of PowerPoint that they see is usually rambling and full of bad clipart and too many bullet points.

  2. Mike says:

    One of the things that’s nice about the examples I’ve seen of this on YouTube — no bullet points. Pictures. Diagrams. Sometimes single words, Lessig style.

    But nary a bullet.

  3. Mike says:

    BTW — Seth Godin has the money line about the format. He says if you can’t explain a given problem in six and a half minutes, you shouldn’t be having a meeting about it.

    I think that that is exactly right.

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