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Pecha Kucha style as a way to do your presentation

You are asked to create a theoretical based usecase of microblogging or blogging and publish your results online.

The next step will be to give a presentation of your results in the seminar. In order to avoid long and exhausting presentations I ask you to do your presentation using pecha kucha style.

Pecha Kucha („Éö„ÉÅ„É£„ÇØ„ÉÅ„É£?), usually pronounced in three syllables like “pe-chak-cha”) is a presentation format in which content can be easily, efficiently and informally shown, usually at a public event designed for that purpose. Under the format, a presenter shows 20 images for 20 seconds apiece, for a total time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds.1

So everyone should bring a slideshow with 20 slides with herself/himself to give a presentation of 6 minutes 40 seconds in total for our last seminar session on 14th of juli. Read more »

  1. Pecha Kucha. (2009, June 12). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 13:54, June 12, 2009, from []

What does an educational microblogging service need?

Today we talked about the question if one would like to use microblogging in education, what would be needed to be a good educational microblogging service.
To discuss that and share some general information we used an etherpad document. And I have to admit that I was a bit surprised that instead of just thinking about the task everyone started creating content in this document. I shared the Information that we are working on this right now on twitter an so other seminar participants who can’t joint today and other twitter users joined as well. Thanks for that!

In my opinion the collected features might exclude each other sometimes, but it is a first collection and might be improved during the next weeks.

PS: During working with etherpad we discovered that there is a limitation to 8 users working on the document at the same time.

Intermediate Results at the end of the seminar: Read more »


Since there are still a lot of blogs without any results of your research about articles on blogs in education I am asking myself if I gave you all necessary information!?
May be it’s just the lack of a propper deadline and/or the good weather…
So both tasks, the one from last week and this one should be done before next thuesday – our next seminar session.
So you new task is – guess what – search for sources of how microblogging (e.g.) can be used in school/education to support learning. Quote the most interesting parts in a blogentry and add your own thoughts. What ist good/useful and what should be improved within this concept?
Pretty well known are the Papers from Holotescu&Grosseck1, Eber&Schiefner2 which could be a starting point but there are more papers and articles outside…

Have a nice week and see you next thuesday in the seminar!

  1. Can we use Twitter for educational activities? []
  2. Microblogging – more than fun? []

Blogs and Twitter

Maybe you don’t have an Idea now what Blogs and Twitter are. So these Videos might help you to get a closer understanding about what Blogs and Twitter(Microblogging) are.

Pleasy describe in an own Blogentry what you think Blogs/blogging and Twitter/Microblogging are.
Don’t be afraid writing something wrong, you won’t be judged by what you think about those services.

Welcome Seminar

Hello and Welcome to the Seminar “Pedagogical Media Theory – Blogging and its possible relation to education”.
This Blog will guide you throug our Seminar and should be the place to ask and answer your and my questions. All ressources offered by me will be hyperlinked/provided in here.
In order to get your own experiences in blogging and microblogging you are asked to create a own blog and a own account for microblogging.
Before we go on with that you should have a look at this video.

After watching this video please take a while to think about it! (Really!) Read more »

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