It is no secret that I am a fan of iSpring’s tools (particularly the free one!). I regularly use them in my online courses to produce narrated Powerpoints that convert to Flash for embed into my course web pages. I’m hoping to find the funds to upgrade to the iSpring version that will also let me output to HTML5 for mobile devices, too. I was able to beta test this version, and I found it pretty useful and successful.
On iSpring’s blog, they have a quick post about QR codes, which you guys also know I’m a fan of, so I thought I would share. Here’s a quick snippet from the post, but I encourage you to follow the link to see their ideas for using QR codes.
QR codes have been around for a while. What seems clearly interesting is that process of consolidation of complex QR code initiatives seems to be occurring. Clear call to action QR codes, linking to edge to edge formatted information on your cell phone is gaining traction.
To follow up on iSpring’s question, I do think QR codes are a phase. The US is kind of late to the game on QR codes, and I believe they will be replaced soon with technologies like RFID and near-field communication (NFC). However, the ease in which QR codes can be created and scanned is pretty unparalleled right now, and I don’t know the RFID or NFC can be produced quite so easily by teachers and university faculty members.