QR Codes and
the Future of Next
Generation mLearning
Graham Clark
2D Barcodes
Upcode                         Aztec Code




High Capacity
Colour Barcode                 DataMatrix
What is a QR code?

2 dimensional barcode
Many different colour combinations
Reading a QR code

A mobile phone with
+ a camera
+ an internet connection
+ code reader software
= QR Code Heaven!
QR codes in The Age

Lexus [10.09.2008]
Scan the code with your Telstra code 
reader for more details on L’EXHIBITION
Yell...
QR Codes Overseas
Retail
Supermarket product packaging
Airline industry
Boarding passes eg. Northwest Airlines
Publishing
...
QR Codes in Education

Case Western Reserve University, US  
[2008] Orientation
University of Bath, UK
[2008] Learning man...
Benefits

+   No cost
+   Ease of use
+   Mobility/portability
+   24/7 access
+   Instant gratification
Issues

+   Mobile internet too slow
+   Mobile internet too expensive
+   Software
+   Identical twins
+   Lighting
+   C...
The iPhone Factor in the US

Almost 85% of US iPhone owners browse 
the Web on their phones, versus 58% of 
the US smartph...
The iPhone Factor in Australia

In Australia, Apple has sold over 200,000
iPhones
When iPhone browsing, users consume 
2.0...
An Australian Case Study

              Powerhouse
              Museum, Sydney
              Sydney Design 08
           ...
Sydney Design 08 Festival
Programme

This is a QR, a new form of
barcode, which contains
secret information. Use a
QR code...
The Outcome

Sydney Design 08 Festival Programme
+ 40,000 copies printed and distributed across Sydney
+ 144 views of the ...
The Future of mLearning

+ Real‐time image recognition
+ Radio Frequency Identification
+ Device (RFID)
+ 2D barcodes (inc...
Questions/Contact Details

Graham Clark
Email: gclark@aspingroup.com.au
Mobile: 0404 222 914
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QR Codes and the Future of Next Generation mLearning

  1. 1. QR Codes and the Future of Next Generation mLearning Graham Clark
  2. 2. 2D Barcodes Upcode Aztec Code High Capacity Colour Barcode DataMatrix
  3. 3. What is a QR code? 2 dimensional barcode Many different colour combinations
  4. 4. Reading a QR code A mobile phone with + a camera + an internet connection + code reader software = QR Code Heaven!
  5. 5. QR codes in The Age Lexus [10.09.2008] Scan the code with your Telstra code  reader for more details on L’EXHIBITION Yellow Pages [08.11.2008] Scan this image with your mobile for  ‘furniture stores’ nearby
  6. 6. QR Codes Overseas Retail Supermarket product packaging Airline industry Boarding passes eg. Northwest Airlines Publishing Magazines and newspapers eg. WIRED Outdoor Advertising Bus shelters
  7. 7. QR Codes in Education Case Western Reserve University, US   [2008] Orientation University of Bath, UK [2008] Learning management system King Saud University, Saudi Arabia [2008] People with a visual disability Mie University, Japan [2006] Formative class assessment
  8. 8. Benefits + No cost + Ease of use + Mobility/portability + 24/7 access + Instant gratification
  9. 9. Issues + Mobile internet too slow + Mobile internet too expensive + Software + Identical twins + Lighting + Complicated process
  10. 10. The iPhone Factor in the US Almost 85% of US iPhone owners browse  the Web on their phones, versus 58% of  the US smartphone market Some 31% of US iPhone owners watch  mobile TV or video compared to 4.6% of  the overall US market
  11. 11. The iPhone Factor in Australia In Australia, Apple has sold over 200,000 iPhones When iPhone browsing, users consume  2.07 MB compared to 0.30 MB for other  mobile users iPhone users browse individual sites for an  average of 2.8 minutes, compared to  average mobile users at 1.6 minutes
  12. 12. An Australian Case Study Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Sydney Design 08 Festival Programme This is a QR, a new form of barcode, which contains secret information. Use a QR code reading application on your mobile phone to decipher the code and receive special SD08 offers.
  13. 13. Sydney Design 08 Festival Programme This is a QR, a new form of barcode, which contains secret information. Use a QR code reading application on your mobile phone to decipher the code and receive special SD08 offers.
  14. 14. The Outcome Sydney Design 08 Festival Programme + 40,000 copies printed and distributed across Sydney + 144 views of the QR destination page + 55 views from Sydney and the rest interstate or  overseas + 33 successful form completions + 26 successful ticket prints
  15. 15. The Future of mLearning + Real‐time image recognition + Radio Frequency Identification + Device (RFID) + 2D barcodes (including QR codes) + Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) +  ???
  16. 16. Questions/Contact Details Graham Clark Email: gclark@aspingroup.com.au Mobile: 0404 222 914

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