People who participated in the FSLT12 MOOC this summer and who continue to very generously give their time to support the research the FSLT12 team are currently working on, might be interested in our contribution to this year’s ALT-C conference in Manchester, UK.
Submission of a research paper for the conference came too early for us – we had not run the MOOC – but we were invited to do a short PechaKucha presentation.
If you have not heard of these presentations before, then this site answers 20 frequently asked questions
For ALT-C the format was slightly altered in that only 9 slides were allowed in 7 minutes, with 3 minutes for questions, as follows:
Short Presentations (PechaKuchas) (10 mins – 7 for presentation and 3 for discussion)
This format was successful at our 2011 conference. A presentation consists of up to nine images in a “PechaKucha” (PK) style format. Each presenter will have a 7 minute slot with images automatically moving on at the end of a fixed 45 second time. Three questions only will then be allowed. Discussions can of course carry on after the presentation and there will be opportunities to have further dialogue both online and face to face at the conference.
Ultimately it fell to George to deliver the presentation – none of the rest of us could attend the conference. I wish I could have been there to see this. I have never seen a PechaKucha presentation. I can’t imagine it’s easy to deliver and I wonder how much the audience gets out of it, apart from entertainment.
Here is the presentation made by George.
- Not Just Moocin About outline –
Conference delegates were asked to vote for the best PechaKucha presentation. Lindsay Jordan was one of the winners
- Here is an outline of the presentation:
Lindsay was an FSLT12 participant and has contributed to our research, so it was great news to hear she was a PechaKucha presentation winner. Congratulations Lindsay