Thursday, September 16, 2010

2D Codes or QR Codes

Have you run across the two dimensional (2D) codes also called QR (quick response) Codes? A QR Code is a matrix barcode that is readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, or a smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded by the QR Code can include text, a web URL or other data.

An example of the educational use of QR Codes can be viewed by examining Ubimark’s publication of Around the World in 80 Days with QR Codes (see Ubimark has republished the Jules Verne classic but this time with QR Codes (two per page) that enable the reader to access supplemental materials or participate in online SMS chats. The site demonstrates an interesting use of QR Code that might enhance learner engagement.

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