Mobile Connections: QR and NRC in Higher Ed

This post provides an overview of the Experience IT session presented at the EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference by David Middleton and Michael Taylor on January 12, 2012 in Baltimore, MD.  It is meant to provide resources for use by participants during the session, as well as a source of extended resources for use after the session.

There are many good QR code apps, and it is worthwhile to play around with a few to find the one that will work best for you.  If you need to install an app for use in this session, we suggest you download the suggested app for your mobile OS provided.

QuickMark (Android) (Windows Phone)

Barcode Reader for iPhone (iOS)

QR Code Scanner Pro (BlackBerry)

As with mobile QR apps for barcode scanning, there are a myriad of online QR Code Generators, with varying feature classes.  We are using the following examples in our session.

QuickMark Barcode Generator – a basic code generator with a full set of general features

Kerem Erkan’s QR Code and 2d Code Generator – a more customizable generator with advanced features
QR Code Resources

Desktop QR Reader - an Adobe Air powered application that uses your webcam to scan QR codes

Snap-Vu - QR code service that allows users to update/change code targets and tracks the number of times a code has been scanned

Review of Mobile QR Code Scanners – a nice collection of links to scanners across mobile OS
Grid-in-Hand – a video showing mobile attendance taking using NFC-enabled id cards and a smartphone
NFC Resources

Near Field Communication on Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near_field_communication

NFC Forum – About NFC  – http://www.nfc-forum.org/aboutnfc

NFC World

 

 

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