|These 2D barcodes seem to be popping up everywhere from packaging to bus stops but are we realising their potential in education?QR (Quick Response) codes can be easily created to link to a range of things including websites, audio recordings, videos, text and social media.This variety provides all sorts of opportunities such as:
Information on Posters or Notices
Add QR Codes to information notices to have associated information or text read out. The QR code on the poster below links to an online recording made using the tool Vocaroo.
Vocaroo even has its own QR Code generator.
QR codes could link course information in booklets to taster courses on your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or website, to videos of current learners talking about their course, or to online enrolment.
Create QR Code tours for induction by placing the barcodes at various places within the building.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Bring paper-based resources to life by adding a QR code that link to videos.
Place QR codes on equipment/tools to explain what it is and how to use it. For example, weighing scales in a cookery class or a digital camera.
How are you using QR codes? What other ideas can you think of? Add to this ideas list by using comments.
Written for HOLEX by Ideas4Learning Limited