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 introduce 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 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.

 

Current Events

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The Aging Landscape: Emerging Trends and Changing Perspectives
December 9
In this course, a panel of experts shares emerging trends in aging research and practice across UCLA, explores how culture and society shape our views towards aging, and examines changing perspectives in the aging landscape.

Personal & Professional Development

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Influence the Decisions Other People Make
December 9
In this short workshop an experienced manager and consultant will share some of the latest knowledge and practices used by effective managers, salespeople, and leaders to influence how people make decisions.

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Build Your Resilience and Cultivate Happiness
January 27 or March 3
This timely and interactive workshop will explore our current epidemic of burnout and stress, and introduce how positive psychology and practicing happiness can optimize Resilience, Creativity, and Productivity.

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Career Success Series: Career Changer Action Planning
January 28
Learn tips for navigating a career change and how to build a step-by-step action plan to reach your career goals.

Art & Design

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The You in UX
December 7
This seminar will explore the career paths open to user experience designers.

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Design a Brilliant Career and Find Your Professional Purpose
January 4
Design education leaders Scott Hutchinson and Dave Moon teach you how to take your design career goals from lackluster to brilliant.

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Media Landscape for Creatives: Spaces to Get Noticed and Get Work
February 15
Broaden your knowledge of the multitude of new media avenues and learn how to harness them to land creative work.

Business

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Designing Business Models for Success
February 9
Explore visual tools to help create a shared language when discussing business models and strategy.

Education

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Implicit Bias in College Counseling
January 8
This webinar will allow participants to identify and interrupt biases in their role as college counseling professionals.

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Using Creativity and Accountability to Counsel Large Student Caseloads
February 15
How is it possible to create a college-going culture for a large, diverse high school? What must be in place for students and families to embrace the college admission process? This webinar will focus on these important topics designed specifically for school counselors, college counselors, and individuals working at non-profits or CBO’s.

Engineering & Digital Technology

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Budget, Plan, Build: Construction Management Essentials
December 1
From homes to skyscrapers, construction managers need to visualize a project and communicate the plan effectively downstream. Hear an industry expert present on this exciting topic and learn more about our construction management offerings.

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Aircraft Stability and Control
December 9
The objective of this webinar is to introduce the subject of Flight Mechanics, as applied to fixed-wing aircraft, with emphasis on Stability and Control.

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Aircraft Structural Integrity Fundamentals
January 20 or February 16
Fundamentals of fatigue design and aircraft fleet management will be introduced and discussed as well as some lessons learned from the history.

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From Ideation to Industrialization
January 28 or February 26
This two-hour webinar will provide an overview of a systematic framework on how to create a cost model for a new product. We will touch all the elements of the cost model using a practice case, leading to the build-up of a comprehensive planning tool.

Landscape & Horticulture

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Gottlieb Native Garden Lecture Series
January 12 - 19
Designed to bring people together to learn about the importance of gardening for wildlife, the healing power of nature, and how native plants can save the world.

Writing

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Publishing During the Pandemic: Webinar
January 3 - January 16
Learn about the current state of the publishing industry in this roundtable of experts.

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Writing with Confidence
January 23
Increase your confidence in writing by getting an overview of basic writing skills, approaches, and exercises.

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Thriving as a Writer of Color
February 10
Hear firsthand how writers of color have thrived in their careers in this panel discussion with audience Q&A.

 

 

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