QR Codes and Mobile Technology Used in the Blended Learning Approach

QR Codes and Mobile Technology Used in the Blended Learning Approach

Ghizlene Soulimane (University of Oran 1 Ahmed Benbella , Oran, Algeria), Belkacem Kouninef (University of Oran 1 Ahmed Benbella , Oran, Algeria), Mohamed Senouci (University of Oran 1 Ahmed Benbella , Oran, Algeria) and Mohamed Djelti (University of Oran 1 Ahmed Benbella , Oran, Algeria)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/IJTD.2016100101
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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to explore the teaching processes that use Quick Response (QR) codes and mobile devices to support blended learning at the National Institute of Telecommunications and ICT (INTTIC). The satisfactory results of our previous research show that the use of mobile technology could enhance accessibility and communication in a blended learning course. In Algeria, the mobile penetration rate stands at over 111% and 21% with 3G. Since most of our students have access to mobile technology, three in five were smartphones. Using this technology would encourage students to use their phones to send questions to their teachers, listen to a podcast and snip the quick response (QR) codes. This paper introduces the implementations of QR codes, vcard and QR voice as a new tool in the Moodle platform in our institute. The QR code contains the URL of the page of one particular Moodle course and quiz are added to the bottom of Moodle. The students' satisfaction had been acknowledged as an important factor in order to estimate the effectiveness of a blended learning course.
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2. Inttic Experience

In Algeria INTTIC (National Institute of Telecommunications and ICT) was created since 1971 under the tutelage of both MPTIC (Ministry of Post Telecommunication and Information Technology Communication) and MESRS (Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research).

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