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QR Codes in Action

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Designed by Dr. Nellie Deutsch, Nezaket Özgirin, and Sibel Taskin Simsek, “QR Codes in Action” is a session for teachers who want to explore how QR Codes could be useful in motivating learners and teachers. If you are one of these teachers, but do not know how to create and use QR codes in your classes, please feel free to join us. 




Target audience:

EFL / ESL teachers and educators with little or no experience in teaching with QR codes. More experienced teachers and

educators can also join so that they can share their own experiences and learn from the participants.



Session objectives:

At the end of the 5 weeks, participants, collaboratively and hands on, will have...

  • created a variety of QR codes, e.g. audio recordings, MP4s, articles, business cards etc.
  • interacted through QR Codes 
  • created materials, treasure and scavenger hunt games related to their own contexts using QR codes
  • updated the course materials using QR codes
  • reflected on different ways of applying QR codes to their teaching.





Week 1   (13-19 Jan. 2019) 


Getting to know each other and the QR Codes. Introductions


In this first week, participants will become familiar with the QR codes, introduce themselves and get to know each other

using a Padlet and a world map app. They will post their biographical information and pictures to the Padlet and will show

where they live using the world map app. In addition to this, participants will watch a short video on the background of QR codes

and take a mini quiz afterwards. They will also explore the desktop, mobile and tablet apps for QR codes and share their

reflections in discussions.


Week 2  (20-26 Jan. 2019)


QR Code creation 1:

In the second week of the session participants will explore the ways of creating QR codes from a web page. To do this,

they will visit a web page to create the QR code for the website and learn how to copy and paste it into a document that

can be shared with the learners. The participants will discuss ways of using such materials in class and share their QR codes

or the documents in the discussions or on the padlet wall.



Week 3   (27 Jan.-2 Feb. 2019) 


QR Code creation 2 and some practical classroom uses:

In the third week we will have a look at different ways of creating QR codes of photos, pictures, audio recordings or other

documents. We will also explore Google Docs and Google Drive that will be used while creating QR codes. The benefits

& various uses of such documents with QR codes will be discussed and sample materials will be shared with the participants.

The participants will be able to share their QR codes with other participants. 


Week 4   (3 -9 Feb. 2019)

Treasure Hunt Game using QR Codes

In the fourth week, participants will learn how to create their own interactive exercises and quizzes for the classroom using

QR codes.  Samples and ideas will be shared with the participants. They will be asked to share their ideas on how to use

 them in class in the class wiki or on the padlet wall. They will share their creations on the course wiki as well as on the padlet wall.


Week 5  (10-16 Feb. 2019) 

Exchanging Business Card QR codes & wrap-up. 

During the last week, participants will be able to create their own business cards by creating QR codes that can be used

as their email signature and they will have an opportunity to exchange their cards  in order to find future partners and

develop collaborative projects between classes.  By the end of this final week, participants will share their reflections on 

QR codes, complete the EVO final survey and join the “Graduation ceremony".






  • Interactive space Padlet
  • Content space Moodle
  • Live meeting space Zoom & WiziQ via Moodle


Join this session


Registration starts on January  


To join this group: https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=135#


From January 8 :


  1. Go to: https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=135#
  2. Log in the first and each time using one of the following: Facebook, Gmail, or LinkedIn 
  3. Enrol in 





Suggested sponsor(s): 



Name (last, first)

Email address

Location (country of residence)

Biodata (not more than 50 words)  


Dr. Deutsch, Nellie



 Dr. Nellie Deutsch(Ed.D) is an education technology relationship-based mentor to educators worldwide. She’s faculty at Atlantic University and on EDMedia executive committee Nellie has been teaching English in high school and at the college level for over 35 years and integrating technology into face-to-face programs since 1992. She organizes free online events such as Moodle & Second Life MOOCs, online conferences (Connecting Online and Moodle MOOTs), Blog Festivals, EFLtalks for free. She is passionate about using technologies such as Moodle, WizIQ, Knovio, PresentMe, Slidespeech, Screencast-o-matic, and google drive to promoteactive learning and teaching as a way tolearn.

Dr. Nellie Deutsch(Ed.D) is an education technology relationship-based mentor to educators worldwide. She’s faculty at Atlantic University and on EDMedia executive committee Nellie has been teaching English in high school and at the college 


Ozgirin, Nezaket





Nezaket Ö. did her MA and RSA/DOTE courses at Bilkent University. She is currently teaching at Sabancı university, Turkey. She has been interested in ‘motivation’ the use of ‘podcasts and e-documentaries’ in ELT and ways of improving and sharing digital skills to adjust to 21st Century teaching job. 


Taskin Simsek, Sibel





Sibel Taskin Simsek is actively involved as a member of the Online Learning Support Project and SL-TEDOL teams at the School of Languages, Sabanci University, Istanbul, TURKEY. She has professional certificates including "Teaching English with Technology” offered by The Consultants-E. Her interests include technology integration into teaching, MOOCs, learner development and motivation. Her blog songstoteachenglish won the Edublog Awards 2014 “Best Educational Use of Media”. 


Capkan, Burca capkan@sabanciuniv.edu Turkey

Burça Çapkan (DELTA) is currently teaching at Sabancı University, Istanbul. She is also the coordinator of Online Support Programme (OLSP) of School of Languages at SU. She has been teaching EFL at various levels for more than 20 years. She holds Cert ICT and has completed “A Virtual Learning Environment Course” provided by the Consultants-E. Her interests include integrating technology into teaching and virtual learning environments. She has an article titled ‘How to make the most out of Moodle’ on Sabanci University SL Blog.

Fırat, Deniz  denisefirat@yahoo.com Turkey
Deniz had his MA Marketing Management degree in 2010 from Coventry University. Has worked for online gaming sector in MENA and Turkey for more than 7 years. Relocated to Mersin and got his TESOL certificate early in 2018. Now teaching English for all ESL levels. Loves trying different teaching strategies and implementing interesting lesson plans.


Primary Contact: Sibel Taskin Simsek

I understand that session moderators are required to participate in the 5-week moderators' training session from October 21 until November 18, 2018. The EVO session will be offered between January 13 and February 17, 2019.  I understand that EVO sessions are free of advertising and no commercial sponsorship is allowed. Finally, I understand that EVO sessions are free and open to all, and that no academic credit may be given for participation.

I agree- Sibel Taşkın Şimşek

I agree- Nezaket Özgirin

I agree- Burça Çapkan

I agree- Deniz Fırat






Comments (2)

Halima Ozimova said

at 12:22 pm on Sep 10, 2018

I always envy people, who work under the leadership of Nellie!

Sibel said

at 3:38 am on Nov 29, 2018

Thanks Halima:)))

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