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.

Hot Topics: Blockchain, Web3 and NFTs

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Understanding Blockchain - Seminar Series
November 30
Conversation with President at TIME, Keith Grossman. Learn about Web3, NFTs, and more.

Art & Design

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Choosing and Using a Digital Camera
December 13
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
January 10
Design education leader Scott Hutchinson teaches you how to take your design career goals from lackluster to brilliant.

Business & Management

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Building Resilient Communities in a Changing Climate
November 30
This seminar provides an understanding of the actions individuals can take to prepare and strengthen their communities against a changing climate.

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Beat the Car Guy: A Negotiations Workshop
December 7
Learn practical strategies and tactics to become a better negotiator.

Education

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Business and Legal Basics for Child Care Professionals
December 3, 10 & 17
Business and Legal Basics for Child Care Professionals 3 part webinar series provides basic information on legal and business best practices for childcare professionals. This series is the perfect introduction to the early childhood education profession or sustaining an ECE career.

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Options After High School for Young Adults With Disabilities
December 13
Find out how to support education or vocational goals of young adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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Remote Teaching Strategies for K–2nd Grade Parents
January 9-29
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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Success in Passing edTPAs
January 10
Join a community of teachers to receive support to finish your edTPA. We will deep dive into the rubrics, peer review each other’s work, and learn what it takes to be successful in passing edTPA.

Engineering & Digital Technology

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Budget, Plan, Build: Construction Management Essentials
November 16; March 15
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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Understanding Blockchain - Seminar Series
November 30; March 1
Join us live and learn from industry experts and influential guest speakers.

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Cultivating GREY LEADERSHIP®
December 1
Cultivating GREY LEADERSHIP® unveils a foundational framework within which we can manage all of the grey that comes at us every single minute of every single day in both our personal and professional lives in this post black-and-white world.

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A Brief Introduction to the Finite Element Method
December 9
This course will provide a basic understanding of how the finite element method works, and what types of engineering problems it can solve.

Health Sciences

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The Aging Landscape: Emerging Trends and Changing Perspectives
December 8
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.

Writing

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Publishing During the Pandemic: Webinar
January 11-March 21
Learn about the current state of the publishing industry in this roundtable of experts.

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Jumpstart New Work
January 14
The title says it all--use this inspiring one-day workshop to get new ideas flowing.

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Freelancing for Editors
January 21
Get an intensive overview on how to structure work as a freelance editor working with individual clients.

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Writing Poetry for Children
January 28
Learn how to write poetry for very young readers in this workshop for absolute beginners.

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Interview Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
March 11
Strengthen interview skills in this three-hour introductory class.

 

 

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