One of our loyal readers pointed us to this fantastic blog post on 50 ways to use QR codes in college classrooms. We thought we’d highlight the different categories, and then let you head over to the site and read the full article for yourself!
Professors can post a QR code in their classroom that takes students to their office hours. Or maybe it pulls up an email for them to schedule a time to meet with the professor. Perhaps it’s a digital business card with email, office phone number and office address.
2. Share Information
A QR code could be put on the syllabus with links to textbooks needed. It could even be a simple list of major due dates that adds reminders to a calendar. QR codes can be created for upcoming events, or as additional resources for students to look up after class.
This deserves a category of it’s own. The obvious answer to this is to create codes that go to a lecture on iTunes, or maybe even YouTube. A code could be used as additional audio or video for students to digest before the next class.
Create scavenger hunts using QR codes. This is a great business development tool – have students create QR codes that link to a portfolio and could be featured on resumes and business cards.
Enhance reading assignments with related audio or video. Have students post anonymous reviews of a particular reading using QR codes.
6. Classroom enhancements
A couple cool ideas in this category: Automatic wi-fi info – have a QR code that contains all the necessary wi-fi logins. Also, have lab instructions that are available with the quick scan of a code.
The digital revolution makes our education systems a bit more “green”. Give instant access to quizzes. Avoid printing costs. Link to tutorials. Check on test scores and find correct answers.
The possibilities really are endless! Have you seen QR codes used in college classrooms? Or in any continuing education setting?