QR codes are two-dimensional bar codes that can contain any alphanumeric text and that often feature URLs that direct users to sites where they can learn about an object or place (a practice known as “mobile tagging”). Decoding software on tools such as camera phones interprets the codes, which are increasingly found in places such as product labels, billboards, and buildings, inviting passers-by to pull out their mobile phones and uncover the encoded information
QR Code is a two-dimensional bar code created in Japan (where it is currently the most popular type of two-dimensional code). QR stands for ‘Quick Response’ as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be downloaded at a high speed. QR Code is very popular in Japan and is starting to catch on in Europe. Some phones come with built in QR code readers and for other phones you can download QR readers for free over the Internet.
James Michie details how QR Codes can be used for learning and the tools to get there. In this post he shares and discusses a narrative of ideas, experiences and best practices. QR Codes are a fascinating connectivity tool for the distribution of ideas, information and connections.