QR Codes

The current craze in Japan is for QR Codes that allow information to be sent to a mobile phone via the camera.

Simply put the information or link is encoded into a barcode type graphic.

QR Code

You then take a photograph of the barcode, and with special reader software you are able to convert the barcode into information, which could be a link to a website or just plain information.

You can make simple barcodes on the Nokia website, there are also links to various applications which can read these codes.

5 thoughts on “QR Codes”

  1. Hi James,

    There have been a number of educators looking into the use of 2D barcodes as a method for supporting educational activities. The Semapedia project is one (which I previously blogged here: http://mlearning.edublogs.org/2006/08/14/immersive-situated-learning/) , but it links physical spaces and objects to Wikipedia; my current preference is for Wapedia, a mobile-optimised version of Wikipedia that makes browsing more comfortable and affordable on most mobile devices: http://www.wapedia.org/en/.

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