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Quiz: What’s your perfect online course?

It’s that time of year when many of us are thinking about developing a new skill or discovering a new passion. If you’re not sure whether to try your hand at astronomy, archaeology or something else entirely, take our just-for-fun quiz and find your perfect online course… Ready to take your perfect course? Looking for another suggestion? Take a peek…

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Quiz: How much do you really know about the Magna Carta?

It’s 800 years since King John of England signed a peace treaty that went on to become a famous and important symbol of liberty and human rights around the world. It’s also the topic you will explore to help develop your English language skills on the British Council’s free online course Exploring English: Magna Carta. But how much…

Quiz: Have you ever committed a cultural faux pas?

The free online course “Intercultural Communication” begins on FutureLearn soon, to help you appreciate and adjust to different cultures. To mark the occasion, we’re asking you to tell us about any embarrassing moments you’ve had while working, studying or travelling abroad. When you’re visiting another country – or simply talking to someone from a different culture –…

Quiz: Supermoon and super maths – what do you know about planetary motion?

People around the world saw a rare astronomical event recently, when a lunar eclipse occurred simultaneously with a ‘supermoon’, resulting in the moon appearing large and reddish coloured. One of the ways we can understand these celestial events is through using calculus. Try our just-for-fun quiz and see how much you know about planetary motion….

Quiz: How mindful are you of Mindfulness?

Tired, distracted and stressed by the pace of modern life? Mindfulness might be the solution. It’s essentially about being more aware and awake in every moment. Take this just-for-fun quiz and see how mindfulness can help you in your daily life.

Quiz: How well prepared are you for student life at university?

Here in the UK, we’ve recently had A-level results day, when thousands of school leavers found out whether they got the grades to go to university. It can be an exciting and stressful time, so why not unwind with this just-for-fun quiz about the less academic aspects of university life, before you prepare for real?…

Category: Learning

Quiz: How much do you know about soil?

Soils are really important – in fact, 2015 is the International Year of Soils – but how much do you know about the world beneath our feet? Take this just-for-fun quiz and find out… Surprised by how important soils are? Use the hashtag #FLsoils to join and contribute to the social media conversation.

Quiz: How successful are you at job applications?

You’ve seen an advert for your dream job, but how confident are you that you’ll do a good enough application to get an interview? Take our just-for-fun quiz and see if you’re up to the challenge. Has your job application got you an interview? Then try  our other quiz: “How savvy are you in a…

Plug in and drop out: are computer games damaging children?

Nathalia Gjersoe and Natalia Kucirkova are lead educators on The Open University’s free online course, “Childhood in the Digital Age.” Here, they discuss whether there’s any evidence that suggests computer games are damaging children and invite you to take a quiz about your own attitudes towards technology in young people’s lives. In his recent book,…