A QR code (Quick Response) is a readable bar-code that contains more or additional information than you want to have displayed on your web site, presentation, eLearning course, poster or handout. The code can be read using a free app and your phone’s camera. A simple search for QR codes in the app store will give you many free options. QR codes can be created online for free too.
E-learning Educators published a post last week on QR codes in E-learning.
The use of QR codes in E-learning courses has potential to both engage the learner and allow a deeper immersion to the subject. The E-learning industry is competitive, and learners want content they way they like it, at a time that suits them. With the never-ending amount of information available on the internet, including QR codes in your e-learning course may help reach learners that you could have otherwise lost early in the course. How you apply a QR code to your e-learning course will depend on your imagination and creativity. I think I can say the same about marketing, it will depend on your imagination and creativity as to how you use QR codes to market your e-learning course.
Here are a few examples of how we have incorporated QR codes for faculty. Click on the images to view larger.