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Pecha Kucha: using “lightning talk” in university instruction

Jacqueline Courtney Klentzin (Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Emily Bounds Paladino (Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Bruce Johnston (Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Christopher Devine (Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 16 February 2010

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to provide an examination of the scholarly literature regarding both the pedagogical and practical aspects of PowerPoint.

Design/methodology/approach

The researchers used a post‐test experimental design to determine the effectiveness of a Pecha Kucha presentation when compared to a traditional, untimed PowerPoint‐enhanced lecture.

Findings

The results of this literature review and subsequent experimental study suggest that Pecha Kucha can be an effective instructional technique that should be considered for inclusion in the university classroom.

Originality/value

Provides an examination of the pedagogical and practical aspects of PowerPoint.

Keywords

Citation

Courtney Klentzin, J., Bounds Paladino, E., Johnston, B. and Devine, C. (2010), "Pecha Kucha: using “lightning talk” in university instruction", Reference Services Review, Vol. 38 No. 1, pp. 158-167. https://doi.org/10.1108/00907321011020798

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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