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What the Heck are QR codes and can I use it?

What the Heck are QR codes and can I use it?



Session presented at Web 2011 at Penn State

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    What the Heck are QR codes and can I use it? What the Heck are QR codes and can I use it? Presentation Transcript

    • WHAT THE HECK IS A QR CODE AND CAN I USE IT????? Cynde Fleagle @cyndef
    • Oh, so that’s what that thing is..
    • QR code stands for “Quick Response”
    • What you need
      • A QR Code Reader
      • Barcode Scanner
      • Quickmark
      • BeeTagg Reader
      • Scan Life Reader
      • Neo Reader
    • … . and now the geeky stuff
      • Created in 1994 by Denso Wave.
    • QR code progression
    • As an aside…
    • … . lets dissect this puppy
    • The anatomy of a QR code.
      • Carries info both horizontally and vertically
      • Same amount of data in 1/10 of a traditional bar code
      • 360º high speed reading
    • Finder Pattern – Enables Scanners to identify QR Code http://www.betterresponseblog.com/index.php/industry-trends/anatomy-of-a-qr-code/
    • Timing Pattern – modules alternately arranged to determine the coordinate http://www.betterresponseblog.com/index.php/industry-trends/anatomy-of-a-qr-code/
    • Format Info – What scanners read first when code is decoded. Contains mask and correction. http://www.betterresponseblog.com/index.php/industry-trends/anatomy-of-a-qr-code/
    • Version Info – Identifies the version of the QR code. http://www.betterresponseblog.com/index.php/industry-trends/anatomy-of-a-qr-code/
    • Alignment Pattern – Enables code scanners to correct for distortion when code bent or curved
    • Encoded Data – data that needs to be interpreted by scanner http://www.betterresponseblog.com/index.php/industry-trends/anatomy-of-a-qr-code/
    • Quiet Zone – space around code for optimal readability. http://www.betterresponseblog.com/index.php/industry-trends/anatomy-of-a-qr-code/
    • … . lets make some codes!
    • Simple QR Code generator
      • Web URL
      • Text
      • Phone number
      • SMS Text
    • Aim for simple codes
      • Same URL, without and with shortening
      • bit.ly
      • goo.gl
      URL shorteners
    • goo.gl and bit.ly bit.ly  add .qrcode goo.gl  add.qr at the end of the shortened URL to make the QR code.
    • More advanced QR Code generator
      • Web URL
      • Services
      • Google Places / Map
      • Email Address
      • Text
      • Phone number
      • SMS to Phone Number
      • SMS to short Code
      • RSS Feed
    • A powerful QR Code generator http://keremerkan.net/qr-code-and-2d-code-generator/
    • … . lets customize!
    • Custom QR Codes
    • Now that you know what the heck a QR code is, how we can use it in Higher Ed?
    • Some ideas..
      • ?????
      • Connect to Facebook or Twitter
      • You Tube Videos
      • Campus maps
      • Building maps
      • Virtual Tours
      • Send to Podcast
    • More ideas..
      • ????
      • FourSquare or SCVNGR hunt
      • To get to class handouts (save a tree..yay)
      • To get to supplemental online materials
      • Syllabus
      • Surveys
      • Business card
      • File Download
    • More ideas..
      • ????
      • Company called Egeniq is doing mobile authentication   (http://www.egeniq.com/projects/mobile-authentication/
      • To your about.me page : )
    • THANKS!