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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Public Health Impacts of Climate Change and Steps Toward Protecting our Communities
July 13 - 27
This course provides an understanding of economic panics, recessions, and recoveries and their relationships to long-term economic growth, jobs creation, and financial markets.

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Let's Talk about Race, Baby
August 6 - 20
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.

Personal & Professional Development

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Parenting Skills for Busy Parents: Developing sound parenting methods during quarantine and beyond
June 21 - July 11
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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Leading Change: Overcoming Negative Emotional Processes
June 28 or August 2
Learn the role of the managerial leader in relationship to the emotional processes organizations experience when change is required.

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Unlock Your Career Superpowers: Self-Confidence, Self-Control, and Self-Reliance
June 29
Never let anxiety, frustration, or self-doubt get in the way of you getting a job, enjoying your work, or advancing on the job. Discover critical components of managing your feelings and behavior to think clearly, creatively, and collaboratively.

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REMOTEtional Intelligence – Delivering Results from Anywhere
June 30 or August 20
As a remote or hybrid worker, learn how to become more self-reliant when working autonomously, controlling perceptions, driving and delivering optimal performance, building high-trust relationships and communicating more effectively.

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Self-Care and Thriving During Physical Distancing
July 8 - 22
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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Social Media Skills That Set You Apart
July 13
Learn how to use social media as a personal branding tool and manage your professional digital reputation, at work or while seeking new opportunities.

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Navigating Your Future: How to Match Your Personality to Possible Careers
August 11
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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Study Skills & Other Key Preparations for Becoming a More Sophisticated Self-Learner
August 12 - 26
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!

Art & Design

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Create a Simple Still Life with Charcoal and Eraser
June 14
Work with a piece of charcoal and an eraser to create a three-dimensional looking still life.

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Choosing and Using a Digital Camera
June 15
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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Design a Brilliant Career and Find Your Professional Purpose
June 22
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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New Media Landscape for Creatives: Alternatives to Traditional Media Spaces for Getting Work
July 8
Broaden your knowledge of the multitude of new media avenues and learn how to harness them to land creative work.

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Photographing Natural Phenomenon
July 22
Botanical photography can capture an often irreplaceable moment in nature. Being aware of natural processes in your garden, home or community allows to memorialize nature’s wonders.

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Highlights of the Louvre and How They Got There
August 8
In this course we explore the history of the Louvre and focus on some of its most renown works of art.

Business

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Marketing Your Side Hustle
June 30
For anyone trying to build a business on the side, this webinar will give you an overview of how to market yourself or your product to have a successful side hustle.

Education

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Engaging and interactive remote teaching strategies for K – 2nd grade parents
May 10 - 30 or July 5 - 25
Reduce worries that your child is falling behind. Learn to create unique and supportive learning experiences for young elementary children in online school and participate in a fun, collaborative network of parents experiencing the same concerns.

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Covid-19 Admissions Update: Feedback from US Colleges & Universities on the Fall 2021 Application Cycle
June 9 or June 16
Each of the two 90-minute webinars will assist high school students, parents, and counselors in understanding the US college admissions landscape during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Applying Globally: A Look at the International College & University Admissions Process
July 23
This one-hour webinar will highlight college & university admission systems around the world for the intended audience of students, parents, and educators.

Engineering & Digital Technology

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Budget, Plan, Build: Construction Management – An Essential Industry Holding Strong During the COVID Era
June 30 or August 25
Whether you are building a home addition or a 42-story downtown tower, construction managers need to visualize the construction project and properly communicate the plan to their teams.

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Design for Testability and for Built-In Self Test
June 29 or August 10
Learn why Design for Testability (DFT) and Built-in Self Test (BIST) is not only important, but makes economic sense for product developers.

Writing

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Breaking in to Writing for Children
July 24
Explore how to break in to writing for young readers in this seminar giving you a good foundation in what kids want and need at various age levels.

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Your Successful Television Pilot
August 7
Get an overview of what’s happening in scripted television today as you find ways to refine your own pilot and series idea for the market.

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Voices of Color One Day Workshop
August 14
Explore how you can leverage your voice as a person of color to craft powerful, compelling, and resonant pieces of writing.

 

 

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