Connecting the physical world and the virtual world with QR Codes

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  • You might check out these examples of QR code use, the first for physical advertisements and the second for Holiday Cards and Invitations. http://qfuse.com/blog/how-improve-your-physical-advertisement-with-qr-codes/
    http://qfuse.com/blog/holiday-cards-invitations-and-qr-codes/
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  • 1. Connecting the physical world and the virtual world with QR Codes
    Stan Skrabut
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    http://www.slideshare.net/skrabut
  • 2. Mutant crossword puzzles are starting to show up on posters, signs, and even clothing.
  • 3. You have a need to provide information to clients and learners.
  • 4. You have seen QR codes but you are not sure how to use them in learning activities.
  • 5. Let me explain to you what QR codes are, and how you can use them to connect the physical and virtual worlds.
  • 6. You want to be able to create QR codes and use them to get the word out.
  • 7. Here are some basics about QR codes or Quick Response codes.
  • 8. QR Codes are two-dimensional bar codes containing information.
  • 9. You decode QR Codes with devices such as a camera phone.
  • 10. You can place QR codes in publications, advertisements, merchandise, etc.
  • 11. With QR Codes, you can link the physical world with your virtual world.
  • 12. Your camera phone or desktop computer will also need a QR reader.
  • 13. When creating QR codes keep in mind these basic principles.
  • 14. http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
    http://keremerkan.net/qr-code-and-2d-code-generator/
  • 15. Connect to a mobile site, not a generic home page.
  • 16. Use short URLs to get a better contrast.
  • 17. If you create a sign, also include a short URL for those who do not have QR reader.
  • 18. How you can use QR codes to support education.
  • 19. With QR codes, you can provide additional information that is easy to access.
  • 20. You can link to supporting resources such as course notes.
  • 21. You can link to additional information for a student project.
  • 22. You can connect to instructions, a video clip, or audio selection.
  • 23. Add a QR code to the cover of a book and link it to a book review or to the author’s Web site.
  • 24. You can use QR codes to connect visitors to a collection of information, such as in a museum.
  • 25. You can use QR codes to tie events to virtual information.
  • 26. You can advertise upcoming courses and workshops.
  • 27. You can embed QR codes in a calendar for details on assignments.
  • 28. You can also connect QR codes to online reservation forms.
  • 29. You can use QR codes to facilitate fun activities.
  • 30. Use QR codes for a virtual tour.
  • 31. Create a game such as a scavenger hunt.
  • 32. You can connect participants to your online surveys and polling.
  • 33. Here is how you can use QR codes to support business opportunities.
  • 34. With QR codes, you can provide clients with more information on a product or special.
  • 35. You can link to additional product details.
  • 36. You can connect users to a coupon.
  • 37. You can add QR codes to merchandise.
  • 38. QR codes are a great way you can get your information quick into your client’s hands.
  • 39. You can place them on a business card.
  • 40. You can connect your users directly to your Website.
  • 41. You could connect them directly to your phone or other contact information.
  • 42. You can connect users to your social media.
  • 43. You can use QR codes to tie events to virtual information.
  • 44. You can create a virtual tour of the town and connect readers to online details.
  • 45. You can advertise an event and link visitors to the registration form.
  • 46. Selling a house, you can connect visitors to a virtual tour.
  • 47. You can measure success of print campaigns with unique addressed QR codes.
  • 48. Here are some QRs found in the wild during my trip to the ASTD Conference.
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  • 66. Your turn to try them out.