Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom

QR Codes are two-dimensional bar codes that you see everywhere. QR codes have lots of uses for education, especially in classroom. This course teaches you how.
Target Audience
teachers support staff
12 reviews

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

QR Codes and Augmented Reality are fast becoming ‘change-makers’ for the 21st Century classroom. QR Codes are essentially barcodes that contain information and Augmented Reality is an image that contains a video overlay. We are seeing more and more of this in marketing, promotion and advertising. So, how can these two things make a difference in education? They are easy to create, easy to read and students are intrigued by them, making them an ideal motivational tool. They are perfect to integrate into the classroom to increase learning among our students across all Curriculum areas. This course will teach you how to make and use QR Codes and Augmented Reality in your 21st Century classroom that will inspire and enhance your student’s learning.


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Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Most TTA online courses are available with an Online Subscription. For a little more than the price of one course, you can gain up to 20 PD hours per year. Learn more HERE.

A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours.

Online Learning via Learning Modules using the iPad or iPhone.

Please note that this is an Online learning format and we use the platform Open Learning. You have 4 weeks to complete the course and can do at your own pace within the start and end dates (advertised). There are no set times where you have to attend any webinars etc, everything you need will be within the Open Learning Platform. If you have any problems navigating Open Learning please contact either or Karen Barley and we will do anything we can to assist you.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 04/11/2017 Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now



1 hour

Why use QR Codes & Augmented Reality in education?
What are the benefits for students?

Video & Images
Online Modules

QR Codes

1 hour

What are QR Codes?
How do they work?
How can they be used in education?
Resources for Creating your own QR Codes.

Video & Images
URL for QR Codes
Online Modules

QR Code lessons

1 hour

QR Code lessons
What you can do in the classroom using QR Codes?
Inspiring your students using QR Codes.

Video & Images
URL for QR Codes
Online Modules

Augmented Reality

1 hour

What is Augmented Reality?
What are the benefits of using AR in the classroom?
How does AR work?

Video & Images
URL for QR Codes
Online Modules

Augmented Reality Lessons

1 hour

AR lessons
What you can do in the classroom using AR?
Inspiring your students using AR in learning.

Video & Images
URL for QR Codes
Online Modules


40 minutes

Brainstorm ideas for how you can use these tools in your classroom.
Create your own lesson using one of both tools.

Online Learning


20 minutes

Final thoughts and reflection on learning.

User Rating


Latest Reviews

Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom
by Jolyon Gray on 08/08/2017

I now have a very handy bag tricks up my sleeve for engaging students and enriching learning with QR and VR technologies.

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom
by Tara Hillhouse on 21/01/2016

The course was very interesting, I didn’t know what QR codes where before this course. It provided me with the information to use and create them.They are a great resource in the classroom, for assessment tasks and other classroom activities.

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom
by Maja Tancheski on 18/01/2016

Another fantastic course by Karen and her team. I learned how to create QR codes and gained many different ideas on how to use them in the classroom. Thank you!

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom
by Tsila Salomon on 14/07/2015

It was a good experience for me to practice aspects of an app that I know what it does and which never occurred to me to use in a classroom environment. I have watched and learned during the course how students and teachers are using this app and was impressed. There is no question that the possibilities are myriad. However, I am certain that in the first few months of practice I’ll incorporate the “sound” encoded as this addresses a critical need for me as a teacher in an area that needs improvement. So therefore this course has contributed a lot. I will keep using it wisely (under the umbrella of the curriculum) – doing flashcards with students, attaching reading voice examples etc. I have saved the necessary webpages with other more examples that can give me further more ideas.

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom
by Tania Nicholas on 09/07/2015

Course was easy to follow and provided some good ideas to implement in my classroom. Web links and video clips were worthwhile.

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom

This is the first time I was doing an online course. It was a pleasure! I had 3 weeks to complete 6 hours at my own free time. Couldn’t ask for more.

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom
by Kim Rowston on 10/04/2015

A useful course.
Concepts were well documented, with instructions clearly scaffolded to ensure that I was able to get the most out of this course.
Supplementary resources were very appropriate and assisted with the development of my understanding of how Augmented Reality could be implemented into my teaching practice.

About the team

Karina Barley


Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioral, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

In addition, Ms. Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

She is now undertaking her PHD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.

This course is FREE with Online Subscription


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