Open Access Educational Tools & Resources

Access and Opportunity

In an ongoing effort to eliminate barriers to education and strengthen our global community’s connection to UCLA, we are proud to offer UCLAxOpen, open access education for all.

UCLAxOpen is your gateway to no-cost personal enrichment and professional development courses and seminars offered via UCLA Extension.

These complimentary online courses and seminars are designed to provide timely and relevant lifelong learning opportunities, bringing UCLAx to the world.

Note: The courses offered below are numbered 700-799. These non-credit courses do not confer academic credit or continuing education units, and will not appear on student transcripts. Learn more about course numbers.

 

Business

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Affordable Housing and Land Use In California
May 15
A panel of top real estate experts offer an eye-opening presentation of career opportunities, strategies, and challenges in affordable housing.

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Enterprise Risk Management (ERM): Demonstrating Value from Day 1
July 25
What is Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)? In this webinar, a panel of risk management experts will discuss this exciting field.

Design & Arts

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Masters of Design Cover Series
May 16
Join Visual Arts department director, Scott Hutchinson, and this quarter’s master cover designer to explore the inspiration for the current cover.

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The Art of Creative Thinking
May 30
Spark passion and enhance creative thinking in this workshop.

Education

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Comprehensible Input and Effective Teacher Talk in TESOL
April 16
This webinar will introduce the conditions of comprehensible input and what makes the teacher talk effective or ineffective by introducing speech techniques using examples.

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AI in College Admissions
May 7
Discover the potential of generative AI and explore its applications in college admissions. Join our first session to see how it helps with essays, letters, and more. Join the second session to explore the ethics and impact of AI on college admission processes.

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Intersectionality, Multidimensional Identities, and Higher Education
June 3
Educators, researchers, students and other stakeholders in higher education are concerned with diversity, equity and inclusion.

Engineering & Digital Technology

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Unleash Your Ideas: Learn How to Lead Virtual Brainstorms
April 24 & May 22
Be prepared to roll-up your sleeves and get out of your “seat” as we engage in a live, virtual brainstorm together. You will learn and experience essential ideation frameworks that will help you run effective virtual brainstorms for your organization

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The Top 5 Strategies for Communicating Data Insights to C-Suite
May 2 & June 6
Discover key steps in speaking the language of Data Science/AI to bridge the growing gap between analytics and business needs.

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Understanding Blockchain--Seminar Series
May 8
This free seminar series presents a variety of topics in the revolutionary new space of blockchain technology, such as crypto, NFTs, and more. Join us live and engage with industry experts and influential guest speakers

Finance & Investment

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Women, Wealth and Wisdom: Building Your Career Support Network
April 18
Discover the process for identifying and building your career support network to support you as you progress through your career.

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Financial and Non-Financial Considerations for Retirement Planning
May 16
Attend our free seminar to learn more about how to financially prepare for retirement.

Taste of Osher

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The Fate of the World: The American Revolution Beyond the British Empire
April 12
In this course, we examine the American Revolution within a geopolitical context.

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Manifest Destiny: West Expansion and its Consequences
June 7
In this course, we track the story of westward expansion from the Revolution up through the 1850s

Writing

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Feng Shui Poetry
April 13
Learn to build poems that capture emotions in the physical world using the principles of Feng Shui.

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How to Write Better Dialogue by Letting Your Pets Talk Through AI
April 20
Harness the power of new technologies to inspire unexpected directions in your writing.

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Meaningful Steps Into Poetry
April 27
Take a guided approach to writing poetry by reading and discovering what makes poetry tick in this workshop perfect for beginners.

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Novel Preparation
May 4
Jumpstart your novel plan in this workshop covering all the basics.

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Creative Writer's Boot Camp: One Day Workshop
May 11
Snap to attention in this practical workshop that helps you craft a productive writing practice, complete with short-term plans for success.

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Using Micro Memoirs to Tell Your Story
May 18
Dive into writing "micro memoirs" of 300 words or fewer to explore your lived experiences.

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The Role of a TV Showrunner
May 18
Uncover the secrets behind the mesmerizing world of TV series creation in the role of a TV showrunner.

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Pitching for Film and TV Toolkit
May 18
Learn how the pros pitch to industry decision makers in this workshop for budding screenwriters.

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Writing the First Feature Film Treatment Toolkit
May 18
Get an overview of the craft of screenwriting for feature films.

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Comics and Graphic Novels Toolkit
May 18
Get an overview of the craft of writing graphic novels, graphic memoirs, and comics, in this lecture for beginners.

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Résumé Writing Basics
May 18
Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you noticed in a competitive job market.

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Queer Experiments in Memoir
June 1
Explore alternatives to traditional literary forms to locate new entry points for capturing queer life in queer ways.

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Pitching for Publication
June 8
Learn when and how to pitch your work to a variety of publishing outlets, just like the pros do it.

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How to Land a Literary Agent
June 15
Learn to work strategically toward finding an agent in this workshop that helps you develop a pitch, a list of agents, and materials that identify you as a serious writer prepared for success.

 

 

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