QR Codes: fab or a fad for Museums?


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    1. 1. QR Codes: Are they fab or a fad for Museums? 2 nd December, 2009 Andy Ramsden Head of e-Learning University of Bath http://go.bath.ac.uk/andyramsden eatbath-present andyramsden jiscqr http://www.bath.ac.uk/lmf/download/38365 URL
    2. 2. where am I coming from? http://www.flickr.com/photos/bidryboo/300945382/ Research question: what potential does a QR code offer as a learning technology? http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/qrcode 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
    3. 3. The workshop story <ul><li>QR Codes: Are they fab or will they be a fad within a museum context? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a QR Code? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we create or read them? </li></ul><ul><li>How are they being used in T&L? </li></ul><ul><li>How might we use them? (Group) </li></ul><ul><li>What issues spring to mind about their use? (Group) </li></ul><ul><li>In your opinion, will they be fab or a fad for museums? (SMS Vote) </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/89509548@N00/496717386/
    4. 4. You and QR Codes <ul><li>Who has accessed a QR Code? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has created a QR Code? </li></ul>http://theeulobby.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/handsup.jpg
    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, for instance; </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>http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/qrcode A QR Code effectively and efficiently connects the physical world and the electronic URL
    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>A QR Code Reader http://www.tigtags.com/getqr A QR Code Generator http://www.bath.ac.uk/barcodes http://www.bath.ac.uk/lmf/download/26048 http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/cultural-heritage/documents
    7. 7. Scanning a QR Code … using QuickMark QR Code Reader for a PC
    8. 8. Creating a QR Code … http://www.bath.ac.uk/barcodes
    9. 9. QR Codes in T&L: Overview 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 Augmented reality gaming more examples at http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/qrcode Tracking handed-in work
    10. 10. Learning together: poster presentation URL Use QR Codes to reduce the barriers for a person accessing information on their mobile device, ie., efficiency and effectively connecting the physical and electronic materials. Social constructivism — learning is social activity. Suggests the learner is much more actively involved in a joint enterprise with the teacher of creating (&quot;constructing&quot;) new meanings
    11. 11. Look no pens http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/qrcode/2009/03/23/uni-of-bath-library-including-qr-codes-in-catalogue/ URL
    12. 12. rss subscription (scan & go) http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/qrcode/feed/
    13. 13. Connecting the physical and the virtual learning materials http://www.flickr.com/photos/jazzybam/sets/72157615487815373/
    14. 14. Are students aware of QR Codes? URL http://opus.bath.ac.uk/12782 <ul><li>Do you know what a QR Code is? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes: 39.8% (13.8%), n=2587 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Have you accessed a QR Code? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes: 9.4% (2.2%) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The most common action was </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web site – 303 (33) responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read more text – 100 (28) responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone a number – 50 (19) responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send a pre-written SMS – 50 (12) responses </li></ul></ul>84% - scanned 63% - can install a reader
    15. 15. How might you use QR Codes? <ul><li>Group activity (A4 piece of paper) </li></ul><ul><li>How you are going to use QR Codes </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think are the likely issues / barriers of using QR Codes for your activity? How might you over come these? </li></ul><ul><li>Create the QR Code(s) - optional </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/qrcode </li></ul>
    16. 16. Vote TXT (SMS): 07624 804 921 Q1: in three years time do you think QR codes would be viewed as fab for museums or simply a fad? Q1fab Q1fad Q2: at this stage would you strongly support the prioritisation of resources to create and support the implementation of QR Codes related activities within your organisation? Q2yes Q2no Illustrative txt (sms): q1fab q2yes
    17. 17. thank you Andy Ramsden [email_address] eatbath-present andyramsden URL http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/qrcode jiscqr