Tuesday, December 13, 2011

QR Codes Are Coming!

Have QR codes assisted you in your shopping for the holidays or other celebrations? I'm finding their increased use by retailers to be fascinating - and they are beginning to work their way into educational environments. I noticed while attending two professional conferences this year that QR codes were cleverly used to distribute presentations and for promotions by vendors. They have indeed 'arrived' as a creative, useful technology to engage and communicate!

OIT is exploring ways to use QR codes to assist with communication and connection with CGU users. We have been brainstorming ideas where QR codes might be useful and would welcome your suggestions and ideas! Please send them to me, Dr. Carleen Shaffer - carleen.shaffer@cgu.edu.

If you would like to know more about QR codes and their use in education, please see the following resources:

eCampus News "Quick Response codes catching on in higher education"

The Chronicle Profhacker "How To Use Bar Codes at Conferences (and Why You Might Want To)"

Tom Barrett Presentation "43 Interesting Ways to Use Bar Codes in the Classroom"

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