In April 2009 I (Maureen Perry) had blogged about the idea of the Pecha Kucha Night (PKN), where each presenter has 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide. Recently I attended Lewiston-Auburn’s first PKN. I saw firsthand the phenomenon’s classroom potential.
What do concise presentations have to do with information literacy? The Association of College & Research Libraries includes the following statement in its Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education: “The information literate student communicates the product or performance effectively to others (Standard 4, Performance Indicator 3).” A classroom version of the PKN can showcase student creativity and develop this important skill.
Portland has hosted several Pecha Kucha Nights so far. Whatever the city, I highly recommend experiencing one for yourself.