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Connecting the physical world and the virtual world with QR Codes

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Connecting the physical world and the virtual world with QR Codes

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

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