2D Barcode News

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Microsoft has entered the barcode reader and creation space with their new Microsoft Tag. Because of the high cost of the tags, they indicated upcoming support for other types of 2D barcodes. Regardless there are numerous applications for 2D barcodes in learning

Barcodes Offer Interesting Opportunities for Mobile Learning

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Google is now offering a barcode reader on the Android Mobile Platform, which in itself is not a big triumph for mobile learning, but it’s just the latest company to offer the capability as part of it’s mobile platform. Apple has a barcode reading app for the iPhone and you can purchase barcode or QR code (similar to barcodes) readers for almost all popular mobile platforms. Below are links to some QRCode and Barcode applications for you to take a look at.

ZXing Open Source Barcode Library

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Most regular readers of this blog will be familiar with my interest in the use of 2D barcodes as a means of providing a link from a physical object or location to an online resource using an ordinary camera phone. I’ve just found an open-source Google Code project called ZXing , which is an open-source project to build a cross-platform barcode reader library.

2D Barcodes get data from Print to Mobile | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact 2D Barcodes get data from Print to Mobile 20 06 2006 I’ve become interested in the possibilities of 2D Barcodes – in particular, “QR Codes &# – and their potential application to mobile learning. While a standard barcode can only store about 20 digits, a QR Code can store over 7,000 digits, or a maximum of 4,296 alphanumeric characters.

Report on 2D Barcode usage – with user stories! | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Report on 2D Barcode usage – with user stories! Practical use of 2D barcodes in education could become even more feasible if mobile phone operators seized this chance and incoporated 2D barcode readers in all camera phone handsets.

QR Codes: Here Today, but Gone Tomorrow

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This would ultimately free tagging from any single barcode standard, and allow physical objects to be tagged with ANY consistent visual symbol.

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The DataMatrix Strikes Back | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact The DataMatrix Strikes Back 14 09 2006 It seems that Western countries are finally catching on to 2D Barcodes (which can be read with ordinary camera phones to access digital data – for example, point a learner at a URL with learning resources for a real-life context or situation ).

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Firefox Extensions for Mobile Learning | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Firefox Extensions for Mobile Learning 11 09 2006 Following my discovery of the Mobile Barcode extension for Firefox , I’ve had a bit of a rummage around for other extensions for the fantastic Firefox browser that support mobile learning.

5 year olds need mobile, playful ICT instead of laptops!

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This is the result of a study recently completed at Stirling University in Scotland, which found that it was far more helpful to get them started with the technologies that fit more naturally into their lives: digital cameras, video cameras, electronic keyboard, barcode scanners and mobile

Catching up over the long weekend

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I have been excited about 2D barcodes for learning for some time, but now that they seem to have almost arrived in the U.S., In preparation for 3 upcoming workshops the first week in June, I have been reorganizing and reviewing my various notes during this long weekend.

May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content Community

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Here is the monthly top ten list for cc.mlearnopedia.com from May. Enjoy.

CES 2009

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Visitors were encouraged to send an SMS message with Nokia as the content to receive a link to download a 2D barcode and then bring their phone to the booth for a chance for a prize.

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QRcode polls!

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And if students do not have a smartphone with a barcode (or QRcode) reader, students can take a picture of the QRcode and send it in to x@snpmy.com and they will text the student back the information on the code. One of my favorite new resources for creating QRcodes is Polltogo. Polltogo allows anyone to create QRcode polls and survey questions. It is a fantastic and easy site to use. It has a nice free account (up to 20 answers per poll, but you can create as many polls as you like!).

QR Codes anyone?

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They are one of several different attempts to improve on barcodes, offering a small image that contains machine readable data. QR Codes have been around for a while. You may not realise, but your phone could tell you that the one on the right says "www.m-learning.org" learning.org" QR Codes are one of several similar systems to start being used with camera-phones, and this is where it gets interesting to us

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How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I

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barcode scanners. Last week I attended a day-long certificate workshop at the inaugural mLearnCon in San Diego titled Creating a successful m-learning strategy: From Planning to Implementation conducted by Judy Brown , Rovy Branon , Jason Haag , and Chris Raasch.

Stickybits: Scan your mobile world for social learning | Instructional Design Fusions

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Stickybits If you are fond of the more traditional-looking barcodes or don’t want to spend time creating a QR code and then affixing it to something, Stickybits may be the platform for you. Stickybits also sells packets of barcodes for items that don’t already have a barcode.

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Andy Ramsden: Are QR Codes the Future of Mobile Learning?

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I posted the following response to Andy Ramsden’s blog post on this topic: I’ve been researching the use of 2D barcodes (and particularly QR Codes) in education for over two years now. I’ve since investigated alternatives such as RFID, and I still think that 2D barcodes have some big advantages, especially when it comes to things like cost and ease of (re)production - 2D barcodes can be printed for free, whereas RFID tags cost around $1 each in small quantities.

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QR Codes.Integration into Learning? The Possibilities

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A QR code is a 2D matrix barcode which uses an arrangement of squares to encode information horizontally and vertically. QRcode for CellPhonesinLearning.com (generated from Kaywa ) I had been avoiding writing about QRcodes for a couple of reasons.

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Create free quizzes for cellphones/ Facebook/ Moodle

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The site is called Mobile Study , and the finished multiple choice quizzes can be downloaded to a mobile phone from a computer, by visiting a URL with a mobile phone browser, via an SMS message (a small allocation of free messages is provided for each account), or even by using a QR Code (which you should be able to do if you’ve been following my thread on 2D Barcodes !).

QR Codes: Augmenting Augmented Reality | Instructional Design Fusions

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For example, using the Kaywa QR code generator or Mobile-Barcodes , you simply enter a url, text, phone number, or SMS text message that you’d like to associate with your QR code.

Immersive Situated Learning | Mobile Learning

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Semacodes are barcodes that can be read using a normal camera phone (equipped with the right decoding software-many available for free). In the case of Semapedia, you place barcodes on realia – say, on the swing tag attached to every plant in a nursery. If a learner takes a photo of the barcode, the phone can “reinterpret&# the barcode as a URL – in Semapedia, the URL of the Wikipedia article corresponding with the plant.

QR Codes.Integration into Learning? The Possibilities

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A QR code is a 2D matrix barcode which uses an arrangement of squares to encode information horizontally and vertically. QRcode for CellPhonesinLearning.com (generated from Kaywa ) I had been avoiding writing about QRcodes for a couple of reasons.

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QR Code generator extension for Firefox | Mobile Learning

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Here’s a screenshot of the extension in action, integrated with my Flock browser: Mousing over the word “Barcode&# in the bottom right of the browser brings up the page’s QR Code. A useful review of various 2D Barcode formats is also available on the developer’s personal blog.

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mLearning-World.com: Someone who truly gets it

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Wednesday, August 30, 2006 Someone who truly gets it The Mobile Learnings blog The Future of M-Learning has a great insight at where mLearning started and where it is going.

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QR Codes and Language Learning | Mobile Learning

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technorati tags: language , esl , lote , tesol , mobilelearning , mlearning , m-learning , 2dbarcodes , qrcodes Blogged with Flock « Models of Mobile Learning: Learner-centric vs Techno-centric M-Learning International » Actions Information Date : 4 August 2006 Categories : 2D Barcodes , Mobile Phone , Pedagogy Create a free edublog to get your own comment avatar (and more!)

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The world in the palm of your hand… | Mobile Learning

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« 2D Barcodes get data from Print to Mobile Mobile Learning and WebCT » Actions Information Date : 23 June 2006 Categories : Applications , Mobile Phone , PDA , Products , Recall Create a free edublog to get your own comment avatar (and more!) Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact The world in the palm of your hand… 23 06 2006 Need to know, on the go?

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Feed2Mobile: QR-Code-enabled Mobile RSS | Mobile Learning

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20218134 technorati tags: RSS , 2dbarcode , qrcode , qr-code , mlearning , m-learning , mobilelearning , mobile-learning , clcommunity , networkedlearning , flexiblelearning Blogged with Flock « Cheap and Easy M-Learning Ideas Reports on Mobile Learning, Mobile Life, and Mobile Youth » Actions Comments rss Trackback Information Date : 3 October 2006 Categories : 2D Barcodes , Mobile Phone , Products , Web 2.0

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Language practice using mobile phones | Mobile Learning

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technorati tags: m-learning , mlearning , mobile-learning , mobilelearning , language , mp3 , audio , french , frenchlanguage , record , 4r’s , 4rs Blogged with Flock « More on Standards for M-Learning… Report on 2D Barcode usage – with user stories!

Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merge — MobileBeyond

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MobileBeyond The Future of Mobile Communications Home About MobileBeyond Contact MB Subscribe The Day Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merged February 23, 2010 Neural Net The day started like any other, sun rising, Earth spinning, Moon in orbit.

The Fourth R… | Mobile Learning

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Other examples of “reinterpreting&# data include: “mining&# a database for aggregate data, or using a mobile device to digitally interpret a 2D Barcode or aid or perform Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on text scanned with a mobile device.

QR Codes in Education! But not quite here yet… | Mobile Learning

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I’ve recently become interested in the use of 2D barcodes (QR Codes) to access information from mobile phones. The Genie in the Bottle: Unleashing the hidden power of personal mobile devices for learning (November 2009) Categories Applications Audio Podcasting Interactive Flash Flash Lite Photo Video Wireless Assessment Events General Mobile Mobile Phone 2D Barcodes Moblogging SMS WAP Netbook PDA Pedagogy Recall Record Reinterpret Relate Situated Social Products Web 2.0

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Four R’s Model and Mobile Learning Activities | Mobile Learning

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Data mining: searching a mobile database for trends and patterns in data 2D Barcodes: a “bridge” between print/screen and mobile devices.

What really fits on those tiny cell phone screens? | Tom's Two Cents

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Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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Mobile Behavior: an Omnicom Group Company Home People Blog Work Events Press About Us May 12, 2010 by Caleb Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow The classroom was traditionally a controlled environment; when wireless technology began to invade, skewing the rules of time and space, teachers panicked. What better solution than to ban cellphones altogether? But while mobile phones have been blamed for an increase in exam cheating , SMS has been praised for helping students learn to spell. The solution lies in perspective. At St. Marys City School in Ohio , mobile phones are embraced, not banished from being used in the classroom. It is one of many educational systems that are beginning to think differently about in-class mobile behavior. Schools are slowly beginning to realize that the future lies in mobile communication and utility; instead of building resistance, they are opting to design curricula supporting it, preparing todays youth for a designed tomorrow. Scott Newcomb, a St. Marys fourth grade teacher expresses his support. We have been using smartphones in the classroom. Every student in our school district from 3rd grade to 6th grade has their own mobile learning device! We will be adding seventh grade next year. Our goal is to have a mobile learning device in every student’s hand from 3rd grade to 12th grade! Next year, we will have over 900 mobile learning devices in our school district! Taking a closer look at the schools lesson plans , we see a variety of use cases for mobile devices in the classroom. Mobile Pair Share encourages wireless collaboration through storytelling. Give the students a “story starter”; for example, “It was a dark and stormy night…” Then have the students start typing their story. Have the students type for ten minutes. When the time is up, have the students “beam” their story to a partner, and have their partner finish the story. Cameraphones are put to use during Math Geometry Hunt to find and capture a variety of geometric figures to then report back to class. Other examples found in the lesson plan include students using the built-in compass, navigating maps, and using the device as an everyday storage device. A classroom without walls may mean that digital notes are being passed around, but the problem lies not in the technology, rather it is found in the way we think about it. When collaborative systems are designed and built around preexisting behavior, in-class participation and engagement sky rockets. As weve written in the past , this can be seen in the success of tools like Purdues Hotseat , where students submit and vote on questions to be answered in class. With cellphonometry , even the generally low scoring students are becoming highly participatory. Embracing mobile technology is a smart move for todays educators; were observing this become realized. Alongside St. Marys, many in higher education are jumping on board; Columbia Universitys Teacher College sees cell phones as the next great learning tool. Abilene Christian University gave out 2,000 iPhones and iPod Touches to its students and teachers, urging them to "go mobile, go digital." Even from an early age, we see 2-year olds using Fisher Price iPhone apps and iXL mobile learning devices. The list goes on , including our five approaches to mobile technology in the classroom. For the generations of tomorrow, absence of mobile technology would seem abstract. From the cradle, they will have learned to communicate, fulfill tasks, obtain knowledge, and navigate the world all through mobile computing. "Cellphones" are now "mobile devices," their evolution brought them from being a simple social tool to a powerful digital Swiss Army knife. Youth will not know of Microsoft DOS, Windows 3.1, or 56k modems; todays youngest will not consider the iPhone 3GS to be extraordinary. 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Stephen Downes – School 2.0 | Mobile Learning

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The Genie in the Bottle: Unleashing the hidden power of personal mobile devices for learning (November 2009) Categories Applications Audio Podcasting Interactive Flash Flash Lite Photo Video Wireless Assessment Events General Mobile Mobile Phone 2D Barcodes Moblogging SMS WAP Netbook PDA Pedagogy Recall Record Reinterpret Relate Situated Social Products Web 2.0

Levelator for Power-Perfect Podcasts | Mobile Learning

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The Genie in the Bottle: Unleashing the hidden power of personal mobile devices for learning (November 2009) Categories Applications Audio Podcasting Interactive Flash Flash Lite Photo Video Wireless Assessment Events General Mobile Mobile Phone 2D Barcodes Moblogging SMS WAP Netbook PDA Pedagogy Recall Record Reinterpret Relate Situated Social Products Web 2.0

Mobile Gradebook | Mobile Learning

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The Genie in the Bottle: Unleashing the hidden power of personal mobile devices for learning (November 2009) Categories Applications Audio Podcasting Interactive Flash Flash Lite Photo Video Wireless Assessment Events General Mobile Mobile Phone 2D Barcodes Moblogging SMS WAP Netbook PDA Pedagogy Recall Record Reinterpret Relate Situated Social Products Web 2.0

Palm Z22 Vidcast | Mobile Learning

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The Genie in the Bottle: Unleashing the hidden power of personal mobile devices for learning (November 2009) Categories Applications Audio Podcasting Interactive Flash Flash Lite Photo Video Wireless Assessment Events General Mobile Mobile Phone 2D Barcodes Moblogging SMS WAP Netbook PDA Pedagogy Recall Record Reinterpret Relate Situated Social Products Web 2.0

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Palm Z22 Vidcast | Mobile Learning

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The Genie in the Bottle: Unleashing the hidden power of personal mobile devices for learning (November 2009) Categories Applications Audio Podcasting Interactive Flash Flash Lite Photo Video Wireless Assessment Events General Mobile Mobile Phone 2D Barcodes Moblogging SMS WAP Netbook PDA Pedagogy Recall Record Reinterpret Relate Situated Social Products Web 2.0

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Mobile phone translates English to Japanese | Mobile Learning

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The Genie in the Bottle: Unleashing the hidden power of personal mobile devices for learning (November 2009) Categories Applications Audio Podcasting Interactive Flash Flash Lite Photo Video Wireless Assessment Events General Mobile Mobile Phone 2D Barcodes Moblogging SMS WAP Netbook PDA Pedagogy Recall Record Reinterpret Relate Situated Social Products Web 2.0

Why Every E-Learning Program Needs M-Learning | Mobile Learning

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The Genie in the Bottle: Unleashing the hidden power of personal mobile devices for learning (November 2009) Categories Applications Audio Podcasting Interactive Flash Flash Lite Photo Video Wireless Assessment Events General Mobile Mobile Phone 2D Barcodes Moblogging SMS WAP Netbook PDA Pedagogy Recall Record Reinterpret Relate Situated Social Products Web 2.0

Creating Podcasts (Mac/Soundtrack Pro) | Mobile Learning

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The Genie in the Bottle: Unleashing the hidden power of personal mobile devices for learning (November 2009) Categories Applications Audio Podcasting Interactive Flash Flash Lite Photo Video Wireless Assessment Events General Mobile Mobile Phone 2D Barcodes Moblogging SMS WAP Netbook PDA Pedagogy Recall Record Reinterpret Relate Situated Social Products Web 2.0

Handheld Devices for Ubiquitous Learning | Mobile Learning

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The Genie in the Bottle: Unleashing the hidden power of personal mobile devices for learning (November 2009) Categories Applications Audio Podcasting Interactive Flash Flash Lite Photo Video Wireless Assessment Events General Mobile Mobile Phone 2D Barcodes Moblogging SMS WAP Netbook PDA Pedagogy Recall Record Reinterpret Relate Situated Social Products Web 2.0