OEB08 Mobile Barcodes QRcodes Inge de Waard

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  • From: http://qrcode.sourceforge.jp/: “QR Code is a two-dimensional barcode, used widely in Japan. The advantage of QR Code from well-known barcode is larger data capacity (more than 100 bytes, typically) and error correction.”
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  • OEB08 Mobile Barcodes QRcodes Inge de Waard

    1. 1. Mobile barcodes / QRcodes in eLearning by Inge de Waard ppt: http://www.slideshare.net/ignatia
    2. 2. Mobile devices are gaining on computers (per capita) Bangladesh: 2,5 million mobile users added in Jan 2008 Mobile roaming Data per country
    3. 3. Mobile learning is on the rise lifelong learning instrument context aware + identity
    4. 4. How can we access mobile content easily? Making it easier for the learners to access content enhances their learning experience QRcodes =Quick Response codes
    5. 5. What are mobile barcodes 1-dimensional 2-dimensional
    6. 6. The possibilities Learning from objects, exchanging information, quick direction to URL…
    7. 7. The mobile barcode learning facts <ul><li>provide flyers with QRcodes to different web-based assessments; </li></ul><ul><li>direct mobile users to mobile manuals; </li></ul><ul><li>use the mobile barcodes to get background information during field trips (architecture, history, engineering…). </li></ul><ul><li>direct learners to the latest updates on specific information; </li></ul><ul><li>get students involved in future mobile applications; </li></ul><ul><li>check student attendance in face-to-face courses; </li></ul><ul><li>direct students to a specific mobile module or course </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
    8. 8. Technical demands for mobile barcodes <ul><li>camera equipped cell phones + </li></ul>Example from QuickMark
    9. 9. co/dec mobile barcodes Kaywa reader Winksite QRcode generator Just a couple of examples no promo intended  and these are FREE
    10. 10. Exploring mobile barcodes <ul><li>provide flyers with QRcodes to different web-based assessments YES ; </li></ul><ul><li>direct mobile users to mobile manuals YES ; </li></ul><ul><li>use the mobile barcodes to get background information during field trips (architecture, history, engineering…) FUTURE . </li></ul><ul><li>direct learners to the latest updates on specific information YES ; </li></ul><ul><li>get students involved in future mobile applications FUTURE ; </li></ul><ul><li>check student attendance in face-2-face courses NO ; </li></ul><ul><li>direct students to a specific mobile module or course YES . </li></ul>
    11. 11. Just-in-time learning Cartoon : from www.explodingdog.com Short manuals for sporadically used machinery
    12. 12. Accessing learning material swiftly accessing mobile content with one click: courses, updates, CME… (save the course on your mobile)
    13. 13. Do mobile barcodes add to the ease of use of the learner? <ul><li>Yes, they save time and are efficient in linking to relevant information with one touch. </li></ul>URL => QRcode => easy acces
    14. 14. To take into account <ul><li>The proper tools need to be available ( investment in mobile device ) </li></ul><ul><li>People need to be willing to use it </li></ul><ul><li>Distance to the code for readability </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is evolving into 3D-coding </li></ul><ul><li>The QRcode is static </li></ul><ul><li>Limited data can be written in the code itself ( alphanumeric(0-9A-Z $%*+-./:)45characters 2 characters are encoded to 11bit length. In theory, 4296 characters or less can be stored in a QRcode ). </li></ul>
    15. 15. Usefull links <ul><li>QRcode info from the Denso Wave inc. inventors </li></ul><ul><li>QRcode on wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>QRcode demo with Gallerie, Japan (= youtube movie 7 min) </li></ul><ul><li>QRcode marketing in Japan </li></ul>
    16. 16. Contact me Email: [email_address] Blog: ignatiawebs.blogspot.com Del.icio.us: http://del.icio.us/ignatia linkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ingedewaard Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ignatia PPT: http://www.slideshare.net/ignatia

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