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QR codes as a learning technology

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  1. 1. Exploring the use of QR Codes as a Learning Technology Plymouth e-learning Conference 23 rd April 2009 Andy Ramsden Head of e-Learning University of Bath eatbath-present andyramsden jiscqr URL
  2. 2. The aims <ul><li>From me to you … </li></ul><ul><li>What is a QR Code? </li></ul><ul><li>How might it be used in Teaching and Learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Can students engage with QR Codes? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do I go for more information? </li></ul><ul><li>From you to me … </li></ul><ul><li>1. How do / might you use a QR Codes in Teaching and Learning? </li></ul>
  3. 3. 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, </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> A QR Code effectively and efficiently connects the physical world and the electronic URL
  4. 4. What about you? Who has a camera phone? Who has created a QR Code? Who has read a QR Code on their phone? Who can read this QR Code?
  5. 5. 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 07781 489 340 A QR Code Generator The following example, illustrates scanning a QR Code, adding it to your favourites and accessing the web site:
  6. 6. QR Codes in T&L: Intro URL
  7. 7. QR Codes in T&L 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 A QR Code effectively and efficiently connects the physical world and the electronic Augmented reality gaming
  8. 8. QR Codes to improve the feedback loop on student work <ul><li>Contact details of the author(s) </li></ul><ul><li>name, email, phone number </li></ul>Visit their blog and leave a comment, and/or read comments left by other people URL TXT Text comments about the poster to their mobile phone (or text service) SMS URL Use QR Codes to improve the feedback loop through reducing the barriers involved in a person commenting on a poster or exhibit. Use of the QR Code facilitates the effective completion of the task on a phone.
  9. 9. Use QR Codes in a Library catalogue URL
  10. 10. Use QR codes to gather feedback (closed) Would you recommend this session to a colleague? YES Tag responses: q2 07624 804921 NO
  11. 11. Mobile educational gaming
  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>URL <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>
  13. 13. how might you use QR Codes? <ul><li>What is the activity? What is the rationale behind the activity? What are you trying to achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>Why include QR Codes? What will they add to the activity? </li></ul><ul><li>How will students be supported through the activity? </li></ul>
  14. 14. thank you Andy Ramsden [email_address] eatbath-present andyramsden URL jiscqr

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