QR Codes: Rise of the Code

I found a couple of really interesting infographics this week that I thought you might like.

I am still very confident and enthusiastic about using QR Codes in education, in classrooms, in inductions, in libraries, in presentations, etc, and realise I may have a long uphill struggle ahead with some people and their understanding on what we can do with them. I am presenting next week and will finish the presentation with a final slide showing a QR Code that links to a series of online resources, presentation, notes, etc that I have collected ahead of the event, as well as my contact details. I am also putting the codes on my poster presentations in a similar way, to save on valuable space for contact details, but also to use the online (mobile friendly remember) webspace to put more information about the poster subject that doesn’t fit on the poster itself (background, research, facts/figures, etc).

So, how are you using QR Codes? How are you planning on using them? Leave a comment below and share with us all please.

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  • Donald Maclean

    Using them in library to point students towards online services. Using them for learning materials as a quick way to get access to mobile versions of materials. I think their use will increase in the near future, particularly as big corporations are using them now on their products.

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  • Clint Spaulding

    You can use them for branding too!  Coke is doing it for sure, along with a few other major companies, but I don’t think they’ve gone as far as they can just yet.  Check out what you can really do – http://www.systemid.com/qrcode/ (there’s even an infographic at the bottom!)

    • Anonymous

      Hi Clint.

      I am not aware of Coke using the codes but Pepsi used them on bottles and cans for a while to direct you to online materials that weren’t available by any other means – http://2d-code.co.uk/pepsi-qr-code/.

      I have steered clear of talking about the market and branding elements of the uses of the QR Code as that is not what my blog is about.

      All the best, David

  • To be honest, I first saw a presentation about QR codes a couple of months ago and it was a revelation to me. Most of my students have a smartphone and they can scan and download links from my screen to keep. Saves time and paper. God bless QR codes!

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