The Magic and Mystery of Near Field Communication (NFC)

A session at HighEdWeb 2012

  • Kerri Hicks
  • Cindy Sabato

Tuesday 9th October, 2012

4:00pm to 5:30pm (CST)

We've all heard of QR codes but have you heard about the latest smartphone (and tablet) technology, Near Field Communication? Millions of smartphones have NFC capabilities (including two generations of Samsung and HTC smartphones -- and rumored to be in the new iPhone coming this fall). Learn how you can quickly and inexpensively create information-rich, super-usable NFC tags to place throughout your campus. Simply tap your smartphone or tablet against the NFC sticker, and content can display immediately! Want to create a self-guided campus tour? Place an NFC sticker on the door of a building to immediately let a user know what departments/functions are in that building, display a video clip or let folks check in on social media. Place an NFC sticker on your office door, and load it up with your professional contact information. Have a WiFi hotspot for guests in your building or office or classroom or lab or campus? Simply tap your phone against the sticker, and voila, they're connected. There are so many options! We'll also address some potential pitfalls, so you don't fall into them. We will show a self-guided campus tour pamphlet for smartphone users and provide a hands-on demonstration with both NFC tags and devices to play with. (We'll even include NFC stickers with QR codes printed on them, for double the fun!)

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Kerri Hicks
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Cindy Sabato
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Kerri Hicks

Brown Library, research, web, programmer, emerging tech, textiles, food, plotters/3D printing. Mom, Xcode widow. Not necessarily in that order. Oh, and glitter. bio from Twitter

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Time 4:00pm5:30pm CST

Date Tue 9th October 2012

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