Embedding QR codes in the teaching and learning process

Abby Ashraff Saprudin, and Norlia Goolamally, and Latifah Abdol Latif, (2014) Embedding QR codes in the teaching and learning process. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Pembelajaran Sepanjang Hayat 2014, 1-2 December 2014, Kuala Lumpur.


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The purpose of this action research is to explore the potentials of the Quick Response (QR) codes in mobile devices. In this research, QR codes and the smartphones are used as teaching tools in the classroom. Quick Response codes are two dimensional barcodes that are used to encode and decode information. These codes can contain information such as text, URL links, automatic SMS messages, or any other information that can be embedded in a two-dimensional barcode. This encoded data can be decoded by scanning the barcode with a mobile device that is equipped with a camera and QR reader software. The study setting was in an open distance learning institution and almost 95 % of the students in the classroom are working adults. Data were collected through observations and reflections from tutor and students. Almost 99% of the students have a smartphone which improves the reliability of implementing the research. Only one tutor volunteered to conduct the research using the QR codes. The tutor planned and prepared the appropriate content to be generated into the two dimensional barcodes. Students used their mobile phones to scan and decode the information embedded in the QR codes and class discussion continued from here on. Observations and reflections from tutor and the students are positive, suggesting that QR codes have the potential to be used in the teaching and learning process. (Abstract by authors)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: QR codes, mobile devices, action research, lifelong learning
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Depositing User: Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 07:54
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2014 07:54
URI: http://library.oum.edu.my/repository/id/eprint/986

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