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Pecha Kucha – Effective Podcasting Technique?

Have you heard about Pecha Kucha?  This technique for making presentations is perfectly suited for Podcasting.

What is Pecha Kucha?  A presentation technique whereby each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each (or 6 minutes 40 seconds).  This keeps presentations concise and the interest level up.

Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a demand that seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 100 cities across the world. Find a location and join the conversation.

If you are interested in starting a Pecha Kucha Night in your city, visit this website: http://www.pecha-kucha.org/

Here is an example of someone using the Pecha Kucha technique: http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/magazine/15-09/st_pechakucha

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Can podcasts replace Professors?

Students who downloaded a podcast lecture achieved substantially higher exam results than those who attended the lecture in person.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16624-itunes-university-better-than-the-real-thing.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

I remember going to class at university and wondering whether I should record the lectures.  I never did this because it was easier and more efficient to take good notes during the lecture and then meet with classmates to compare my notes.  What if I had the option to attend the lecture or download a podcast of the lecture (and not attend the lecture)?  I might have opted to download the podcast and never go to class (unless there was a useful class discussion).