The lobby walls in are filled with Quick Response Codes, which may convince you that the building has taken on the role of an automotive industry.
Quick Response Codes (QR code) were created in 1994 by a Japanese automotive company named Denso Wave. Their initial purpose was for the company to track their vehicles during manufacture. However, today they have become useful for coupon use, social media links and apparently educational tasks.
Marist College students Edward English and Jowel Rosario were seen in the Dyson Center lobby asking for people’s interpretations of QR codes, which they had in hand. English and Rosario were performing a set of tasks for their ‘Learning through Technology’ class being taught by Professor Kathleen Vigil. Vigil handed students QR codes and sent them to find out how they can apply QR codes for educational purposes. At 5:20 p.m. in the Dyson Center, the tandem was asking five people what they thought the QR code was.
Groups conducting the class project became heated when another group passed by. “What are you guys confused or something?”, a fellow classmate said. Marist College educational majors apparently take their group projects seriously. They seem to be on a quest to be the alpha group of the class.