QR codes in education: The Business School experience

Poster: QR Codes in Education – the Business School Experience (@milenabobeva)

Another poster I am involved in at today’s ‘Excellent education: the heart of the student experience‘ Conference at Bournemouth University is on our work using QR Codes with the student in and around their final year Project (with Milena Bobeva: @milenabobeva).

The poster, titled “QR codes in education: The Business School experience” builds on research and testing of QR Codes in a learning environment, and also on my blog here – see the Resource page for a page of resources, Delicious tags, etc.

“Quick Response (QR) codes, the 2-D bar code, are becoming the new norm for businesses to reach their customers and provide a fast user-friendly way to access relevant content online through the use of mobile technology. Educational institutions are on the uptake in making use of these 21st century tools as a way to engage their main stakeholders, i.e. students.

“Within the Business School we have recently experimented with using QR codes across several programmes. This has stared with codes leading to library materials and has expanded gradually into further areas such as marketing, programme contact details and learning resources.

“This presentation is going to introduce our experience, including some statistics on user involvement and feedback from students and staff, as well as some innovative endeavours in exploiting these free resources.”

You can view and download the poster, in full, from SlideShare: QR codes in education: The Business School experience.

If you are going to quote or cite this in any work please use the following details (in the style of Harvard Referencing):

Hopkins, D. and Bobeva, M., 2011. QR Codes in Education: The Business School Experience. In: Bournemouth University Education Enhancement Conference 2011, 4 May 2011, Bournemouth University, Poole, England. Available from: http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/17750/.

  • Mikey

    Great article. Make sure you create dynamic qr codes that allow you to update information/link in the code without changing the code itself. Check out
    http://www.bwscan.com
    for free dynamic qr code generator with free scan analytics – including geolocation tracking.

    • Anonymous

      A good point, and the reason I use the Snap.vu service (and Bit.ly does it too) as you can control/change the location the code points to.

      Thanks for the comment, all the best. David

  • http://twitter.com/uwespangler uwespangler
    • Anonymous

      Thanks for this – can you expand on where you’ve placed the QR Code, do you track it, and how people are introduced to it?

      All the best, David

      • http://twitter.com/uwespangler uwespangler

        Hi David,

        we are an internal team of multimedia content development. Although we have a catalogue of multimedia content (you can have a look at them under a CC license here: http://www.ie.edu/multimedia ), case studies as learning documentation are still handed in to our students in a paper based version. In order to get a more “hybrid way” (e.g. students on the train with a smart phone, having quick access to videos etc.) we started adding QR codes on the paper based version. As it is one of the first inititaives with QRs we still do not track them, but thinking on other (more interactive) usages…

        best

        uwe

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