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.

Personal & Professional Development

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Navigating Your Future: How to Match Your Personality to Possible Careers
July 19
This one-hour webinar is designed to teach high school students, parents, and counselors how to help teenagers explore fulfilling career options.

Art & Design

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Idea to Image: Illustration for Designers
June 7
Discover how illustration is less about technique and more about communication and connection.

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Design a Brilliant Career and Find Your Professional Purpose
June 21
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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Character Animation is Your Super Power to Bringing Stories to Life
July 26
This free workshop is for anyone interested in bringing stories to life with animation.

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Accessories That Can GlowUp or BlowUp Your Interiors
July 30
Learn how the right accessories can be pivotal in determining whether an interior design makes a splash or a splatter.

Business & Management

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Rethinking an Organization’s Approach to Risk Management in the New Normal
August 18
A panel of risk management experts will highlight key changes in the risk landscape, and discuss emerging risk management best practices, with an emphasis on cybersecurity and organizational resilience strategies.

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NFTs and Web3 for Business
August 30
Gain an understanding of how to leverage NFTs in business.

Education

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Academic Implications of Blockchain and other Distributed Ledger Technologies
May 25
Introduction to distributed ledger technology. Analysis of the technology and identification of academic use cases. Group discussion and presentation of additional use cases, and discussion about future of the technology.

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In Conversation with Eric Hoover, Journalist, The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 16
This free webinar is part of our summer series hosted by the College Counseling program. Join us for lively, in-depth conversations with today’s leading college admissions professionals, thought leaders, and experts.

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Using Creativity and Accountability to Counsel Large Student Caseloads
June 21
This webinar will focus on these important topics designed specifically for school counselors, college counselors, and individuals working at non-profits or CBO’s.

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How to Cultivate an Intentional College-Going Culture with First Generation Families
June 22
This webinar will help high school counselors and other counseling professionals increase effective communication with families creating a college and career-ready culture between your organization and home.

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The RICA: Proven Strategies to Max Your Score
June 23 - July 14
This RICA course emphasizes the development of knowledge of educational philosophies, assessments, composition frameworks and organizers, and “RICA Perfect” answers to maximize every point.

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In Conversation with Adam Ingersoll from Compass Education
June 30
This free webinar is part of our summer series hosted by the College Counseling program. Join us for lively, in-depth conversations with today’s leading college admissions professionals, thought leaders, and experts.

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In Conversation with Michael Vilardo, President, Co-Founder of Subject, an E-Learning Provider of High School Curriculum
July 7
This free webinar is part of our summer series hosted by the College Counseling program. Join us for lively, in-depth conversations with today’s leading college admissions professionals, thought leaders, and experts.

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How Edtech Can Change the Way We Learn
July 15
Learn how to recognize where educators and new educational technology can create more flexible, engaging and efficient learning experiences.

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In Conversation with Jeffrey Selingo, Journalist and New York Times Best Selling author
July 21
This free webinar is part of our summer series hosted by the College Counseling program. Join us for lively, in-depth conversations with today’s leading college admissions professionals, thought leaders, and experts.

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In Conversation with Dr. Angel Perez, CEO, the National Association of Admission Counseling (NACAC)
July 28
This free webinar is part of our summer series hosted by the College Counseling program. Join us for lively, in-depth conversations with today’s leading college admissions professionals, thought leaders, and experts.

Engineering & Digital Technology

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Understanding Blockchain - Seminar Series
April 27, May 18 & June 8
This free seminar series presents a variety of topics in the revolutionary new space of blockchain technology. Join us live and learn from industry experts and influential guest speakers.

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Budget, Plan, Build: Construction Management Essentials
June 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.

Horticulture

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Designing for Pollinators
June 27
Providing habitat for pollinators is key to a heathy and thriving ecosystem and garden. Learn how to create a successful design with pollinators in mind.

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Growing Horticultural Alliances
June 27
Learn the value of having a horticulturalist on your projects.

Sciences

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Digging Up the Past: Finding out about past ecosystems
June 2
We've all seen dinosaur skeletons and other fossil organisms in museums, but don’t know much beyond their size. Come learn how paleontologists use their bones and other lines of evidence to uncover how these animals lived.

Writing

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Travel Writing in Place
June 11
Develop a plan for how to be a travel writer without leaving your house by mining your memory of past travel and looking at your home community as a destination.

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Inclusive Screenwriting
June 11
Learn why and how to write responsibly about characters with rich, complex identities in this course designed to maximize representation of voices and stories in film and television.

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Publishing During the Pandemic: Webinar
June 22 - July 5
Learn about the current state of the publishing industry in this roundtable of experts.

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Poetry as Self-Portrait
June 25
Learn how poets apply the concept of the self-portrait to their work and begin your own drafts.

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Interview Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
July 23
Strengthen interview skills in this three-hour introductory class

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Freelancing for Editors - One Day
August 6
Get an intensive overview on how to structure work as a freelance editor working with individual clients

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Adapting Literature, Myths, and Fairy Tales
August 13
Use familiar tales and stories as a jumping off point to craft your own young adult novel.

 

 

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