Guide to online “shelves” Directly to “Help” (IM, chat, email, contact info) Mobile Tours Displayshttp://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=QR_Codes
Different and Innovative Reaching the students in a different way Dissipating fear of the library (and the librarian!)
QR codes andacademic libraries:Reaching mobileusers, RobinAshford, C&RLNews, Nov 2010
Mostly traditional undergraduate population
Project Find Career Resources using the QR codes scattered about the library Question Sheet QR Codes would be the answers Made it easy on purpose Needed the students back in the classroom to discuss what they found where and why it was relevant
3-4 hours Create a Question sheet ▪ where items are located ▪ what the items that they found contain Align with ACRL IL Standards ▪ Ex: What are the differences between academic journals, popular magazines, and trade magazines?
2-3 hours http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ URL, text, phone number, or SMS Used text and URLs ▪ Place QR codes in strategic places around the library ▪ Physical and Digital Spaces
10 minutes Figuring out who has a “smart phone” Downloading appropriate software Testing software and websites Groups 20 Minutes in the library Finding the codes and answers 20 minutes discussing what they found, why it was important
Session 1 Session 2 20 students 15 students 7 had smart phones 3 had smart phones 1 iPhone, couple of Blackberries and a couple of All iPhones Droids/Android devices None of the students knew what a QR Code was
Immediate feedback Next semester Liked being able to use ENGL 015 students came their phones back “prepared” Dissemination of knowledge Telling other students about the project, QR codes, etc
Library was LOUD Be aware and prepare for the inevitable wireless interruption Test the codes and webpages or other technical issues. There on multiple devices and will be some. It will be ok. platforms(if possible) Don’t be afraid of the new Have a good mobile webpages technologies or to try something different. Personalized the experience for the students Need for digital literacy Which QR Code reader Students are more friendly and should I download? Why is not afraid to talk to me it not working? Do I have a smartphone?
Jemima McDonald, University of Technology, Sydney AU Library Day (AKA “Play Day”) Zombie “Missions” using QR codes ▪ Do your Research (find “The Zombie Survival Guide”) ▪ Find a Weapon (Get a big book) ▪ Weapons Practice (practice aim in the paper plane competition) ▪ Find Shelter (quietest room in the library) ▪ Work Together (“Like” on FB to connect with other survivors) ▪ Find Safety (go to the “help” section) ▪ Find Supplies (print, copy, scanning) ▪ Live or Die Everyone who completed the hunt got a fake tattooEmail posted to the Information Literacy Instruction Discussion list (ili-
QR Code Generators http://www.Redlaser.com http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
Poll Everywherehttp://polleverywhere.comGoogle Goggles (part of the Google App)goo.gl/zabaK
PollEverywhere To start a discussion on researching To gather feedback at the end of a session Google Goggles As part of a library hunt, can be used for searching books, reviews, etc.
Social Media Tools Twitter Course hashtags Friendly library information Check-in apps Foursquare, FB Pinterest Flickr
How can we leverage these in instruction?How would you use these technologies?
Slides will be available on Slidesharehttp://www.slideshare.net/ErinBurns
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