Comparing students’ evaluations and recall for Student Pecha Kucha and PowerPoint Presentations

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Alisa A Beyer Catherine Gaze Julia Lazicki

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Two experiments compared student reaction to and memory of peer presentations using either a fast-paced, images only format (Pecha Kucha) or a traditional PowerPoint presentation. In experiment 1, students saw a prerecorded 5-minute PowerPoint, 10-minute PowerPoint, or 5-minute Pecha Kucha presentation. Students rated the presentation and wrote down main points. One week later students completed an on-line survey. There were no recall differences, but a visual purpose rating was higher for Pecha Kucha. In experiment 2, students watched two presentations (10-minute PowerPoint and 5-minute Pecha Kucha) in a counterbalanced within-subjects design (same procedures used). Although students rated the Pecha Kucha presentation more positively, there were no recall differences. Results suggest Pecha Kucha is a useful student presentation style that maintains similar levels of retention.

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Beyer, A., Gaze, C., & Lazicki, J. (2013). Comparing students’ evaluations and recall for Student Pecha Kucha and PowerPoint Presentations. Journal of Teaching and Learning With Technology, 1(2), 26-42. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/jotlt/article/view/3109
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Alisa A Beyer, Dominican University

Psychology Department

Assistant Professor

Catherine Gaze, Elmhurst College

Psychology Department

Assistant professor

Julia Lazicki, Dominican University

student research assistant