OpenLearn Live is, normally, a free-flowing experiment of free online learning that grows over the course of the day. Normally. Today, though, we're not actually live, but we're bringing you a bumper collection of free things to do across the long weekend. (And apologies if you're in Scotland, and not enjoying a long weekend...)
Have you tried one of our badged courses yet? They're like our usual free courses - high quality, easy to follow, and engaging. But if you enrol and complete the quizzes, at the end of the course you'll be presented with a virtual badge recording and recognising your learning.
"But what's the point" you might ask "of a virtual badge?" Well, besides giving you a sense of completing what you've been learning, the badges (and accompanying printable achievement sheet) are a great way of showing others what you've done - potential employers, for example.
If you'd like to know more about our badges, here's a really quick guide to how they work.
Or, jump in and see how they work...
Want to sharpen your skills with numbers? Try Succeed with maths
Uncertain about your English skills? Try English: Skills for learning
Keen to learn, but want to be prepared? Try Succeed with learning
Everyone loves a Bank Holiday Monday, but if you're unhappy in your job, you might find it a mixed blessing - you've still got to go back to work tomorrow. But perhaps your job is stressing you because you don't enjoy it. Maybe you feel like you've not quite hit your stride. And perhaps we can help.
We can't stop Tuesday coming around, and we can't guarantee you'll be half as cheerful in your job as our baker friend there, but dip into our skills content and take the first step to a better work experience.
You've got a three-day weekend, and - fair enough - you're not going to become fluent in Serbo-Croat by Tuesday morning. But is that a good reason to not dip your toe in a new language? We know you've got a thousand reasons to put off (or even not bother) trying to speak a bit of another language - and believe us, we've heard all those reasons.
With that in mind, why not...
For half a century, The Open University and the BBC have worked together to produce enthralling, enlivening educational television and radio. Nowadays, through the magic of iPlayer, you can even catch up with the programmes you've missed. Here's a few things you can enjoy right now...
Are Our Kids Tough Enough: Chinese School
The one everyone's talking about - teachers from China attempt to bring their educational values to a school in Hampshire. Will their methods lift standards - and will it be too much for children or teachers?
Wanted: A Very Personal Assistant
Young volunteers try life as carers. Can they take on the challenge?
The Hairy Bikers Bakeation: Cutdown edition
Short slices of European adventures in bread and cakes with the nation's favourite bikers.
BBC Inside Science
A weekly guide to the latest from the world of science - with over 100 episodes to choose from.
More Or Less
Statistics sliced, diced, and examined with the steely gaze of the More or Less team.