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QR Codes: QR Codes: What are they good for?

Credits

 

The first ever QR Code Scavenger Hunt at Addlestone Library.  A collaborative effort that included:

Professor Caroline Hunt
Burton Callicott 
Jared Seay
Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem

Special Thanks to 
Circulation and Shelving

Debra Fetner (Center for Student Learning) 

Addlestone Scavenger Hunt

The first ever QR Code Scavenger Hunt at Addlestone Library.  A collaborative effort that included Professor Caroline Hunt and her fall 2010 English 110 students, Burton Callicott (question writer/code hider), Jared Seay (coordinator), and Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem (code generator).  Special thanks to Debra Fetner (Center for Student Learning) and the entire Circulation and Shelving Team for participating in the activity.

This was the first of a series of activities related to QR codes and a community outreach project centered around a mandala constructed in the Addlestone Rotunda by artist Bryant Holsenbeck and a host of volunteers in fall 2010.  

Students enrolled in the learning community Critical Thinking: Catalyst for Success in Science and Math studied the history of the mandala, volunteered to help with its construction, attended the artist talk and wrote a research paper on some aspect of recycling and its benefits to local communities.  The learning community enables incoming freshman considering majors in biological sciences and mathematics to engage in classes offering peer facilitation, supplemental instruction, active learning, problem solving and social activities.  

The Scavenger Hunt introduced students to QR codes, readers, and mobile applications,  underscoring the idea of inquiry and life-long learning by linking various resources together to aid in discovery and access.

Scavenger Hunt Group A 

1. Start in Addlestone Library Room 122  (1st QR code is provided in room 122)

  • 1st Clue: Locate a computer terminal on the 2nd floor. Using the “Ask a Librarian” (chat with a librarian) service find out where you would locate the most recent issue of Scientific American.  permalink
  • Question 1. What image is on the front cover of the most recent issue of The Scientific American? 

2. Current Periodicals (QR code is in copy of Scientific American)

  • 2nd clue: Go to the Reserves Desk and get “Scavenger Hunt” item on reserve for ENGL 110 Dr. Hunt. permalink
  • Question 2. What is the “Scavenger Hunt Item” on reserve for this class? 

3. Reserves Desk (QR code is on reserve item)

  • 3rd clue: Go to the Research and Information Desk and ask the reference librarian for the next clue for the English 110 scavenger hunt. permalink
  • Question 3. What is the name of the reference librarian you spoke with?
     

4. Research Information Desk (QR code is at ref desk)

  • 4th clue: Go to the Center for Student Learning and ask the receptionist for the next clue for the English 110 scavenger hunt.  permalink
  • Question 4. What message is on the bulletin board outside the doorway to the Center for Student Learning?
     

5. Center for Student Learning (QR code is in CSL reception desk)

 

Scavenger Hunt Group B

 
1. Start in Addlestone Library Room 122  (1st QR code is provided in room 122)

  • 1st clue: Go to the Research and Information Desk and ask the reference librarian for the next clue for the English 110 scavenger hunt. permalink
  • Question 1. What is the name of the reference librarian you spoke with?

 

2. Research and Information Desk (QR code is at ref desk)

  • 2nd clue: Go to the Center for Student Learning and ask the receptionist for the next clue for the English 110 scavenger hunt. permalink
  • Question 2. What message is on the bulletin board outside the doorway to the Center for Student Learning?

 

3. Center for Student Learning (QR code is in CSL reception desk)

SPECIAL NOTE: (QR code 4 is in the Course Research Guide)

  • Question 3: Whose picture is on the Research Guide for this course? 

4. Course Research Guide (QR code 4 is in the Course Research Guide) 

  • 4th clue: Locate a computer that enables you to use the “Ask a Librarian” (chat with a librarian) service to find out where you would locate the most recent issue of Scientific Americanpermalink
  • Question 4. What image is on the front cover of the most recent issue of The Scientific American?

5. Current Periodicals (QR code is in copy of Scientific American)

  • 5th clue: Go to the Reserves Desk and get “Scavenger Hunt” item on reserve for ENGL 110 Dr. Hunt. permalink
  • Question 5. What is the “Scavenger Hunt Item” on reserve for this class?

Instructional Design Librarian, Digital Scholarship and Services

Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem M.F.A., M.L.I.S.
Contact:
Location: Addlestone Library, Room 350
Email: vanarnhemj@cofc.edu