There are two things I’ve been trying to wrap my head around lately. The first is gaming. (That’ll have to wait for another post.) The second is mobile learning.
Today, I came across a video demonstration of QR codes. This is a QR code for this site.
If you take a picture of it with a cell phone that has the right software installed, it will generate a link to this site (or phone someone or send a text message depending on the link you’re creating). You can generate your own QR code in a few seconds.
I was listening to a podcast the other day (sorry, can’t find the link but it came from a conference in Australia). It was done by a teacher who tags plants with these codes and then sends learners out to study them in their natural habitat.
Or how about embedding QR codes in PowerPoints to give a convenient link to the handouts for a particular presentation?
The mind boggles. Do you have experience using QR codes? I’d love to hear about it.
UPDATE: Roger Smolski sent me a link to his site, 2d code. Roger has a fantastic collection of news, art, marketing and discussion related to QR codes. If you find QR codes, send them along to Roger. If you have something to say, 2d code is the place to share it. Thanks, Roger!