First introduced in 1994 in Japan, QR codes never quite took off in the U.S. It may speak to our impatience that whipping out a smartphone, launching a scanner app, and focusing the camera on an image of pixelated square proved too big a hassle. But perhaps people have been focusing on the wrong target audience for this technology. Clever, a San Francisco, CA-based startup, think it’s found the right users: K-12 students. The company best known for developing APIs that help 51,000 U.S. schools manage and provision user accounts from over 200 education technology companies is unveiling a new product: Clever Badges.
A Clever Use of QR Codes to Help Students Log In
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