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Badging for Learning


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About the session

The Disruptive Media Learning Lab was host to a hands-on Badging Workshop by Mark Riches (Co-Founder of Makewaves). Mark delivered a short talk about badging before giving attendees the tools to integrate badging into their teaching and learning activities.

If you would like to learn more about badging or you have a class, which you would like badging to be implemented in, then we recommend you visit Makewaves for more information. We can offer you follow-up support from the DMLL to trial and evaluate badging in your teaching. 


About the host

Mark Riches is co-founder and CEO of Makewaves – a safe social learning platform for 5-19 year olds. Makewaves provides free tools for teachers to use Open Badges, and for young people to demonstrate a broad range of achievements. They are also the platform partner for the Badge The UK initiative. Mark has launched many large scale learning projects for non-profits and government agencies, including: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), British Red Cross, Trinity College, and the BRIT Awards. He recently worked with A World At School on the #Malaladay campaign to raise awareness of the 57 million children who do not have access to school.

Makewaves is a safe social learning platform for schools. It offers schools a safe environment in which to publish blogs, videos, pictures, and audio online, where they can be shared with a like-minded network of schools around the world.

Register here!


When and where?

April 1st 12:00 – 5:00 pm @ The Grass, 3rd floor Lanchester Library

Missed a session?

Fear not, you can click here to watch them in full on our YouTube page after the fact.



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