Potential Qr Codes Education Emerge 2009

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Potential Qr Codes Education Emerge 2009

  1. 1. The potential of QR Codes in Education JISC Emerge Users & Innovation Programme Meeting 29 th January 2009 Andy Ramsden Head of e-Learning University of Bath http://go.bath.ac.uk/andyramsden eatbath-present andyramsden http://www.bath.ac.uk/lmf/download/27352
  2. 2. aims & your role http://www.flickr.com/photos/pigpogm/13839044/ <ul><li>Outline the project </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight some of the findings </li></ul><ul><li>Direct you to the deliverables </li></ul><ul><li>Gather your thoughts on, “the potential of QR codes as a learning technology?” </li></ul>
  3. 3. aims of the project <ul><li>Answer some of the following questions; </li></ul><ul><li>What are QR codes? </li></ul><ul><li>How do they work? </li></ul><ul><li>What proportion of people can access QR codes now, and in the near future? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the alternatives? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a trend towards technical convergence? </li></ul><ul><li>Are standards emerging? If yes, at what speed? If not, then why not? </li></ul><ul><li>What factors need to be considered for an institutional implementation? </li></ul><ul><li>What factors should I consider before using them? </li></ul><ul><li>How are QR codes being used in Education? (UK and other Countries) </li></ul><ul><li>How are QR codes being used in other sectors? (Media, Marketing etc.,) </li></ul><ul><li>How have QR codes been perceived by users? </li></ul><ul><li>How might they be used in Education? </li></ul>
  4. 4. so, who has accessed a QR code? <ul><li>Why did you do it? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you do it? </li></ul><ul><li>What happened? </li></ul>
  5. 5. what is a QR code? A QR Code is a matrix code (or two-dimensional bar code) created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994. The &quot;QR&quot; is derived from &quot;Quick Response&quot;, as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. QR Codes are common in Japan where they are currently the most popular type of two dimensional codes. <ul><li>An ever increasing number of tasks can be achieved using a QR code. The core ones are, </li></ul><ul><li>Link to web site </li></ul><ul><li>Send an sms to a phone </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer a phone number </li></ul><ul><li>Provide more text </li></ul>www.mobile-learning.blog-city.com/read/qr_codes.htm a QR Code effectively and efficiently connects the physical world to the electronic
  6. 6. what is involved? <ul><li>QR Code Generator </li></ul><ul><li>A task / activity which is appropriate for a small screen device </li></ul><ul><li>Camera phone </li></ul><ul><li>Good connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>QR Code Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul>On your phone http://www.i-nigma.mobi 07781 489340 http://qrcode.kaywa.com
  7. 7. why QR codes and why now? flikr.com: group: QR codes in the wild
  8. 8. how might they be used in T&L? QR Codes only QR Codes with other tools e-Admin e-Learning Sign up for SMS news alerts using QR codes Classroom formative feedback Subscription to a rss news feed Within library catalogue Inclusion within web pages (bookmarking) JIT content in lectures (links, slides etc.,) Appended to Moodle print outs Handbooks linking to online resources Campus / Library Inductions Video (youtune) user guides vCard / Office Hours
  9. 9. Scenario 1: rss subscription (scan & go) http://www.mobile-learning.blog-city.com/read/qr_codes.rss http://www.mobile-learning.blog-city.com/
  10. 10. Scenario 2: facilitating dialogue http://www.flickr.com/photos/21835607@N04/2624021406/ Personal insight from the artist, a lesson learnt, what feeling … To exhibition blog, audience leave comments for artist and others To personal / social space
  11. 11. are students aware of QR Codes? <ul><li>Do you know what a QR Code is? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes: 13.8% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with 95% confidence interval, then 12.34% - 15.26% of total student population are aware of QR codes. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. have they accessed a QR Code? <ul><li>Have you accessed a QR Code? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes: 2.2% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with 95% confidence interval, then 1.58% - 2.82% of total student population have accessed a QR code. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The most common action was </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web site – 33 responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read more text – 28 responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone a number – 19 responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send a pre-written SMS – 12 responses? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. can they access them? 92% of respondents have camera phones … QR Code Readers: Kaywa, Quickmark, i-Nigma & SnapMaze
  14. 14. how might you use QR Codes? <ul><li>What is the activity? What is the rationale behind the activity? What are you trying to achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>Why include QR Codes? What will they add to the activity? </li></ul><ul><li>How will students be motivated to complete the activity? </li></ul><ul><li>How will students be supported through the activity? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you measure if the activity has been successful? </li></ul>
  15. 15. share, share and share some more …
  16. 16. barriers and constraints
  17. 17. questions & bye bye http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/qrcode/projects/scoping-study/ http://opus.bath.ac.uk/view/divisions/elearning.html Andy Ramsden [email_address] eatbath-present andyramsden

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