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QR codes and the mobile web


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This poster was presented at the UTS Teaching and Learning Forum in November 2009. Promoting the use of QR codes in teaching, learning and research environments.

This poster was presented at the UTS Teaching and Learning Forum in November 2009. Promoting the use of QR codes in teaching, learning and research environments.

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  • 1. QR codes and the mobile web Connecting the physical and digital in teaching, learning and research What is a QR code? Getting started A barcode that can hold much more Does your phone have wifi capability and a information than a regular barcode camera? Can be scanned by the camera in a Connect to UTS wireless network for free mobile device and takes you to digital wifi access while on campus “UTS-WPA” content Download a QR code reader Can lead you to websites, contact details, video, quizzes, PDFs, demonstrations, Visit to see which slides and more QR code reader is right for your phone Bridges the gap between physical and Ready to go! digital learning environments Take a photo of a QR code with your reader and see where it takes you How they can be used... Teaching Learning Research Use in handouts so students Use on conference posters or While waiting for class look can access websites, business cards to promote through handouts and demonstrations or video your research and link people quickly link to readings, while on-the-go back to your contact details, ebooks, video and more, right on your phone website and publications Use in labs so students can access video demonstrations As a research tool you could Scan and bookmark codes in a hands-on setting use them for linking to that link to useful content and read offline later surveys, polls or quizzes Link to a quick quiz during class and see live results UTS Faculty of Nursing video ebook through UTS Library catalogue Quick quiz! for formative assessment of teaching QR codes in the wild QRious Designer Sarah Halawani is a UTS student enrolled in the Bachelor of Visual Communication. She was recently involved in a project with Telstra, Bidibooks Fluid Forms tristan_roddis Clever cupcakes netwalkerz_net marmaza Garrettc Dan Zen aiming to develop innovative scenarios where QR codes can be used to communicate an idea, solve a problem, tell a story, give information and augment a user’s experience in a specific social, cultural or geographic location. UTS news 2 March 2009 CoCreatr aur2899 ptshello shinrateda inky UTS: Library Tips, tricks and resources How are we using them? You can create your own QR codes by using a QR code generator like On our bookmarks and brochures so people can watch a demo rather than read text instructions Just copy and paste a web address and then save theimage and use it in a document, web page or blog On promotional posters linking to online news and services You can link to existing content or create original content with free web Linking to existing online resources such as our library orientation tools like, or program On campus we have access to free wifi but if you’re somewhere that doesn’t Creating new content such as a video about the new open reserve have free wifi beware of data charges from your phone provider area or how to use the self-check machines Codes can sometimes be hard to scan if created with a long URL. Using a Providing immediate access to digital content anytime, anywhere link shortener like can help create more simple codes without the need to wait for a computer Create your own mobile site from any RSS feed UTS:LIBRARY Sophie McDonald Images from Flickr used under @misssophiemac Creative Commons Share Alike license