Using Quick Response Codes with Videos in the Laboratory

Marina Duarte (School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Porto, Portugal), Andresa Baptista (School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Porto, Portugal) and Gustavo Pinto (School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Porto, Portugal)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 80
EISBN13: 9781522533528|DOI: 10.4018/JCIT.2016100105
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Using QR codes to access low-cost, educational, short videos in engineering laboratory classes might be a successful way of building a bridge from concrete to digital content. With QR codes placed on the apparatus, students will know exactly which video to watch. The scanned QR codes can be saved, enabling students to watch them again while performing the experiment or at home. Low-cost videos do not require expensive equipment and software, and keeping the videos short assures a minimum download time, making them compatible for use with smartphones and tablets. The aim of this research is to evaluate the importance undergraduate engineering students attribute to these videos and their reaction to the possibility of accessing them with QR codes scanned by a smartphone or a tablet. Results show students attributed some importance to the videos, and that the QR codes are very helpful as means to quickly and easily access the videos.
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