EFFECT OF QUICK RESPONSES CODE (QR) ON SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENT IN BIOLOGY
Technological improvements have benefitted education. Conventional education is prospering as a consequence of advancements in technology and a shift toward more learner-centered environments. Along this range, there are learners who favor self-learning. Traditional instructional materials have been turned into visually appealing, educationally engaging, and technologically sophisticated tools. The QR (Quick Response) Code is one of these innovations. The goal of this project is to develop a lesson unit that utilizes QR Codes and to get feedback from students on the revised material in Biology. The learners were entrusted with the obligation of doing research on the assigned material. The study included students who own cellphones and have access to the Internet.
The study analyzed data descriptively. The Theory of Innovation Diffusion and the Theory of Uses and Gratifications were used to examine the data. The following issues arose as a result of the investigation: QR Code awareness, QR Code types and applications, QR Code contributions to learning, and QR Code proliferation.
In general, the study participants reported being aware of QR Codes; being able to use them; and considering QR Codes beneficial for teaching. Additionally, they stated that visual components, attractiveness, and straight routing all benefited in the learning process. Additionally, they said that they had no objection to the use of QR Codes; that they like the aesthetic; and that the content should include both superficial and thorough information.