I hope some of you have been able to scan the QR code and find out a bit more about me – those of you that have will have been taken to this information site
Some readers / some code generatorsWebsites too – QR code generators
So what is aQR code A type of two-dimensional code first designed for the automotive industry.Characteristics include fast access and large storage capacity.QR codes can hold embedded information in the code itself or can trigger actions like launching a website or downloading a file.
A whole variety of website that will generate codes – google to find – I like this one Wide Variety of information typesDifferent output formatsColour options
In fact google will generate themtoo – you go to agoogleurlshortner (google that) The complexity of a QR code is dependent on the amount of information it holds - best to keep it as simple as possible to ensure accuracy – for website urls it’s good practice to shorten the url first before generating the code. Use bit.ly / tinyurl / or Google urlshortner.Ok so you paste your url into the space / then click shorten urlIt then generates the shortened urlClick on the details link and that will take you the QR code that’s automatically generated too.
You’d then download the image and use it wherever you want – print, online, email it
Some apps include generator as well as a reader – e.g. free Qrafter is a reader / with paid for Qrafter Pro £1.99 you can generate codes too
These are all things QR codes can contain – bear in mind about the quantity of information can compromise the accuracy.What’s important is the reader and internet access
Lin to an information website which can be kept up to date – so the QR code is always linked to up to date information
On labels and signsThis provides opening hours information that can be stored permanently on your device in history or you can copy an paste it into your notes or other software you use
Adding instructions – or links to instruction manuals – I’ve seen them on foodstuffs in the supermarket – noticed on herbs recently – origin and information
Link to video of venue – used to launch media such as youtube / to a streaming server
Link to slide share method ppt- so this one takes you to a presentation sitting on sldie share
Text answer provided (feedback) reinforcement
Online qeneral knowledge quiz sitePerth College – used Soft Chalk for quizzes
Filtered search of Blog (mobile technologies)Access to curated resources inScoop.it (mobile)
Create: QR Codes
Using QR codesJoan WalkerJisc RSC Scotlandfind out more about me1
Technology download timeiTunes / Google Play / BlackBerry App worldQrafterRed LaserQRReaderQR Droid
QR – Quick Response• A type of two-dimensional code firstdesigned for the automotive industry.• Characteristics include fast access andlarge storage capacity.• QR codes can hold embeddedinformation in the code itself or cantrigger actions like launching a websiteor downloading a file.