QR Codes are similar to bar codes. QR Codes make it possible to access Web sites and messages through a camera phone. It makes it possible to extend the physical world to the virtual world.
Here is a QR Code to Stan Skrabut’s LinkedIn page:
In order to use QR codes, you will need a camera phone with a QR code reader installed. This may be a application that you install or a pre-installed application.
To create QR codes, you simply need a QR code generator.
The only required equipment is the camera phone. Not all phones are compatible. Here are some lists that will help you determine if your phone will be able to use the QR code reading software:
Software for QR code reading can be found at
Software for QR code generating can be found at
Learning resources information
Guides and Beginner Instructions
Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand QR Codes and its capabilities.
- QR Code, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- About QR-Codes
- What Is A QR Code And Why Do You Need One?
- The Three Rules of QR Codes
- QR Codes: The nuts and bolts
Here are a number of great ideas for using QR codes in a education environment.
- How to Use QR Codes in Student Projects
- 7 ways higher education can use QR codes to connect with current and prospective students
- QR Huh? What The Heck Is A QR Code?
- Uses in Libraries
- QR Code Ideas for Education
- The Potential of QR Codes in Education
- QR codes and academic libraries: Reaching mobile users
- QR Codes in Education
- The use of QR codes in Education : a getting started guide for academics (PDF)
- 28 interesting Ways to Use QR Codes to Support Learning
- QR Codes: Applications in Education
- Tell a story with QR codes
- Creating Engagement with QR Codes
- How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes
- QR and Poll Everywhere
- Using QR codes to update Twitter
- QR Codes lessons and activities
- Top 30 QR code uses
- How-To: Link Google Forms to QR Codes
Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use QR Codes.