During the Laptop Institute, I had the opportunity to hear Jeff Utech present on the relevance of QR codes in society and he has predicted that 2011 will be the year of the QR code. Now I must admit that I've been puzzled by these 2 dimensional barcodes, but it wasn't until Jeff asked the audience to discuss how we could use QR codes that I started to see the light. Fortunately, I was sitting near @sarahhanawald and @mmhoward discussing the potential and experimenting with these little buggers. We came up with some neat ideas but it wasn't until much later in the day when I had my Eureka moment. I've been giving it lots of thought ever since and have come up with a few ideas which I would like to share. But more importantly, I would like all of us to share potential uses of QR codes in edu via twitter. @sarahhanawald suggested we use the hashtag #QRinEDU and I think it is a fantastic idea.
A link to your homepage on admissions materials.
A teaser in an announcement to introduce the School's new mobile site.
Or how about using QR codes on signs at athletic events so spectators can download rosters & go to team pages. It's green and it can provide considerably more content than spectators can imagine.
So, how will you use them?
Use hashtag #QRinEdu