You’ve probably seen them around on flyers, posters, even TV shows! Those interesting-looking square designs with squiggly lines and all of that. You may have wondered what they are? Those are QR codes, codes that are becoming more popular by the day as a new way to interact digitally with print media.
In this episode, we examine the use of QR codes in Education, as there are tons of ways that they can be incorporated into the daily curriculum, from providing a link to course web sites to forum discussions and links to course outlines, the possibilities are endless.
Dave also interviews John Egan, course designer and lead instructor for ETEC 565 (soon to be getting a new course number), “Learning Technologies: Selection, Design & Application.” This course has been extremely popular among MET students, and John gets into how the course came about and just what is covered in it.
All of this, and we nerd out on George R.R. Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” book series and, of course, the Walking Dead. Can we get through an episode without mentioning that? Keep listening each episode to find out.
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Down the Hall – Ep 23 (44:16)
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00:11 – Introduction
Investigating Our Practices : 2-day conference at UBC
03:38 – Interview – Learning Technologies: Selection, Design & Application
Interview with John Egan, of the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology here at UBC
24:24 – Discussion – QR Codes in Education
Cinephile – UBC’s Film Journal
James Michie’s blog on QR Codes in Education
Cool Cat Teacher Blog – QR Code Classroom Implementation Guide
43 Interesting Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom – a public Google Document
EPLT/MET on the web
Placespeak.com– Vancouver-based beta where citizens can review zoning and development projects in their area
@RealTimeWWII – Oxford History student is tweeting World War II day by day, as if Twitter existed back in 1939. This is a 6-year project.
Evolutionary Parenting – a site for discussion of parenting issues, created by a UBC PhD student
Our theme music: “The Pharaos Theme” by The Pharaos through a Creative Commons license
Selection 1: “Fly Free” by Robert Pieculewicz
Selection 2: “My Artificial Sun” by Fresh Body Shop
Selection 3: “Hungry Man” by Chewbaska (Don’t make him mad!)
All selections thanks to Creative Commons licensing.