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    1. 1. The QR Codes Ideas Factory Tour What potential does a QR code offer as a learning technology? January-February 2009 Andy Ramsden Head of e-Learning University of Bath http://go.bath.ac.uk/andyramsden eatbath-present andyramsden
    2. 2. aims & your role http://www.flickr.com/photos/pigpogm/13839044/ <ul><li>Help to kick start the design, development and implementation of activities which involve some use of QR Codes </li></ul><ul><li>Collect your ideas, and disseminate these through the other partner institutions taking part in this project. Including HE (MMU, UEA, UoG, SU, UoL, UoB), and FE (Glou College, Cirencester). </li></ul>
    3. 3. Background 1. Background
    4. 4. The JISC Project: Objectives http://www.flickr.com/photos/bidryboo/300945382/ Research question: what potential does a QR code offer as a learning technology? Case Studies, overall report and SWOT (style) analysis. Implementing practical uses Get a number of institutions to discuss and share experiences Developing a community of practice Critical evaluation Exploring educational uses of QR codes A measure of success
    5. 5. 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>
    6. 6. Getting started with QR Codes <ul><li>We need some answers to </li></ul><ul><li>What is a QR Code? </li></ul><ul><li>How would you access them? </li></ul><ul><li>How would you create one? </li></ul><ul><li>Handout: An introduction to QR Codes: </li></ul><ul><li>A getting started guide for academics: http://www.bath.ac.uk/opus </li></ul>
    7. 7. Some answers … 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>Common tasks that can be achieved using a qr code, include, </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 <ul><li>How would you access them? – camera phone & a QR reader </li></ul><ul><li>How would you create one? – online service, http://www.bath.ac.uk/barcodes </li></ul>
    8. 8. You do … create on Aim is to add a QR Code to a Powerpoint / Word document The QR Code can be either a url/text/sms or phone number Create at: http://qrcode.kaywa.com Save image, and insert into Powerpoint / Word document <ul><li>Handout: An introduction to QR Codes: </li></ul><ul><li>A getting started guide for academics: http://www.bath.ac.uk/opus </li></ul>
    9. 9. How do you get the readers? <ul><li>i-nigma (not the best, but …) </li></ul><ul><li>On phone </li></ul><ul><li>www.i-nigma.mobi </li></ul><ul><li>07781 489340 </li></ul>
    10. 10. Developments @ the University of Bath 2. Developments @ Bath
    11. 11. Emerging use at the University of Bath 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 JIT content in lectures Appended to Moodle print outs Handbooks linking to online resources
    12. 12. 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>
    13. 13. 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>
    14. 14. Can they access them? QR Code Readers: Kaywa, Quickmark, i-Nigma & SnapMaze
    15. 15. Working up your ideas 3. Working up your ideas
    16. 16. What springs to mind?
    17. 17. How might you use QR Codes?
    18. 18. Show, Tell, and Discuss
    19. 19. Role Play: Issues & Anxieties What can you foresee as a barrier to the use of QR Codes?
    20. 20. Re-working your ideas
    21. 21. Where next? 4. Where next
    22. 22. Where next? <ul><li>Local scene </li></ul><ul><li>National scene </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/qrcodes </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Ning Community </li></ul>
    23. 23. thank you Andy Ramsden [email_address] eatbath-present andyramsden

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