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This presentation defines QR, provides examples of how QR can be used in higher ed.

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  • Also note that QR’s can be read at a web page by the smart phone.

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  • At the QR Bar (Code): A Useful Practice for Higher Ed? Presented by Alice Bedard-Voorhees, PhD April 2011 Link to this presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/constantLearning/at-the-qr-bar-code11084 Licensed under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • I have noticed QR’s
    • A) Yes
    • B) No
  • I have a smart phone
    • A) Yes
    • B) No
  • Today’s Session
    • QR codes are bar codes connecting the physical world to virtual world components. This session reviews the emerging discussions about their value in higher ed marketing, student services, and instruction and invites discussion about their potential. Session Outline: 1) Definition of QR Codes 2) Process for Creating QR Codes 3) Examples of Use in Higher Ed 4) Participant Discussion about Barriers and Potential
  • Educause: “7 Things You Should Know about QR Codes”
    • http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7046.pdf
  • What is QR?
    • QR: “quick response.”
    • Two dimensional graphic that contains a link to text or virtual information.
    • Way to connect virtual and physical worlds
    • Wikipedia Definition
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code
  • How Are QR’s Created?
    • A programming script allows the digital information or resource to be embedded in a two-dimensional, scannable QR code.
    • Examples of Free QR sites:
    • http://QRStuff.com
    • http://www.qr.net (w/ link shortener)
    • http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
  • Using a URL Shortener and Creating a QR http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/13/bitly-qr/
    • Get a bit.ly account
    • Key in a url and see it’s shortend bit.ly
    • Shortened bit.ly with qr code:
    • http://bit.ly/hrOOjm.qr
  • I have created a QR Code
    • Yes
    • No
  • How are QR’s Read?
    • QR scanner applications for various phones: http://www.qrstuff.com/qr_phone_software.html
    • If you don’t have a smart phone, take a pic of the qr or include the URL for a site containing a QR and have it read at this site: http://zxing.org/w/decode.jspx
  • I use a QR scanner
    • Yes
    • No
    • If Yes, which one(s) have you tried or which one do you use?
  • Educause: Implications for Ed http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7046.pdf
    • Offers experiential opportunities outside the classroom (Examples: making physical locations or objects opportunities for additional information or foreign language learning).
    • Provides opportunity for students to add to knowledge by creating QR content and adding it to physical sites through QR Codes
  • Are QR’s used on your campus?
    • Yes
    • B) No
  • Do you use QR’s for higher ed activities?
    • Yes
    • No
    • If you answered “yes”, how do you use use them?
  • Using QR for Events
    • http://notixtech.com/blog/12-qr-code-uses-events
    • Use to keep students on the look out for
    • Flash Mob events
    • Use to orient students to buildings with
    • maps.
    • Use to provide contact info on name tags.
  • One of Many QR Sources
    • http://www.scribd.com/doc/44688957/20-Interesting-Ways-to-Use-QR-Codes-in-the-Classroom
    • Slide 9 shows a QR that allows people to vote using Twitter
  • Key Resources
    • Contact Info: Faculty, Advising, Tutoring, Help Desk
    • Procedural Tutorials (i.e. Audience Analysis, Lab Safety, Checklists)
    • Information: Periodic Table, Citation Machine, Formulas
  • QR Poetry Blog
    • Poets can directly use this email address
    • to post poems directly on blog:
    • [email_address]
    Take this poem with you http://qrpoetry.blogspot.com
  • Book (text) Expansions or Updates The Working Smarter Fieldbook 2011 By Charles Jennings, Harold Jarche, Clark Quinn, Jane Hart & Jay Cross Opens to a YouTube Video about Unbooks http://youtu.be/_3ms1r45TqU
  • Project Guttenberg Mobile Site
    • http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
  • Museum Exhibit w/ Multilingual Info Creative Commons Licensed: Attribution to victuallers2 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0
  • Linking Posters to Web Sources
    • http://blog.postersession.com/2011/03/29/qr-codes-on-a-research-poster/
  • Your Ideas Today + Stay in Touch/Share
    • Email: [email_address]