Open Access Educational Tools & Resources

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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.

 

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Let's Talk about Race, Baby
This workshop will introduce participants to the tenets of Critical Race Theory and help students understand how critical theories can unpack the role that institutions play in promoting white supremacist structures and systems.

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The 2020 Panic–What’s Next: Navigating Panics, Recessions, and Recoveries!
This course provides an understanding of economic panics, recessions, and recoveries and their relationships to long-term economic growth, jobs creation, and financial markets.

 

Personal & Professional Development

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Compassionate Leadership through a Pandemic
Compassion is not a weakness, it is a strategic strength. If you want your team members to bring you their best efforts, their loyalty, and work together as high performers, especially during crisis times, compassionate leadership is the cure.

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Empathetic Leadership
Challenging times add to the struggle of leadership. This engaging interactive session will show you how to activate the power of empathy to save time and energy and gain a business advantage.

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Free Online Career Resources for Certificate Students
As a certificate student, you can access a variety of free online resources, including webinar recordings and drop-in hours for virtual one-on-one career advising sessions. Take advantage...

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Free Online Career Resources Open to the Community
This course provides links to helpful resources keep you informed with the most up-to-date career information and prepare you for an effective job search.

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Inclusive Leadership
In this one-hour webinar you will learn how to create and lead in an inclusive workplace.

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Parenting Skills for Busy Parents: Developing sound parenting methods during quarantine and beyond
Learn researched-based methods to create powerful learning environments while balancing work and raising your child during these uniquely challenging times.

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Public Speaking: Unlocking the Speaker Within
Learn to be an effective public speaker by unlocking the natural speaker within using seven keys that make professional communicators A.W.E.S.O.M.E. - Aligned, Wired, Empathetic, Simple, Open, Magical and Engaging.

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Receiving and Giving Feedback: The Key to Effective Growth
In this one-hour webinar you will learn effective techniques to receive and give feedback.

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Self-Care and Thriving During Physical Distancing
This workshop will provide a blend of research-based approaches to self-care and practical suggestions for managing a changing work and personal landscape in order to enhance...

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Study Skills & Other Key Preparations for Becoming a More Sophisticated Self-Learner
This workshop is an introduction on how to succeed in college and beyond with easy-to-implement strategies and the right mindset for more effective learning!

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Tips for Virtual Networking
While using online communication platforms for business, professionalism needs to translate. This session will help you access virtual networking opportunities and produce a great set up to help put your best face forward in 2021.

 

Design

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Choosing and Using a Digital Camera
Interested in photography but not sure what type of camera to buy? This free workshop covers the ins and outs of digital cameras, from point-and-shoot to prosumer models. Learn what make and model will best fit your creative goals.

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Get Creative: Interior Design Tips & Trends for 2021
Get inspired to make a few changes with some easy-to-follow interior design "resolutions" to help you refresh and restyle your home in the New Year.

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UX and Design Career Series
This series provides expert insight into careers in the world of design. What skills will you need and how can you nurture your career goals during this time of change and uncertainty?

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UX and Design Communication Virtual Open House
Join us for a free information session about the Design Communication Arts, User Experience and Visual Arts Programs.

 

Digital Technology & Engineering

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Build Your First Mobile App for Fun
This course is designed for students with limited or no programming experience. Students will learn programming logic and how to create their first mobile app for their smartphone or tablet through drag-and-drop building blocks.

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Fourier Transforms for Everyone
In this 2-hour webinar learn what Fourier transforms are and how they apply to you.

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Information Technology 101
Designed for students with limited or no knowledge of information technology, learn the basics of computer architecture, operating systems, computer networks, database management systems, and the different categories of software applications.

 

Entertainment

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Landing a Job in the Independent Film Business
Explore job searching in the independent film business in this practical seminar that delves into the current state of the industry and highlights the skills needed to secure your next job and build your dream career.

 

Writing

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Character Arcs, the Lifeblood of Your Story
Learn how your characters’ journeys form the backbone of your story.

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Winning a TV Writing Fellowship to Jumpstart Your Career
Get the inside scoop on landing one of these coveted fellowship awards that help writers break into the TV writing business.

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Writer Friendly Careers: Webinar
The world of Editing and Publishing is filled with countless professional avenues for those with an interest or background in writing. In fact, having a passion for writing can be the ideal...

 

 

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