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.

 

Current Events

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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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Water, Global Crisis, and Peace
This course looks at issues of water sustainability world-wide.

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Who Has the Inventory? Effective COVID-19 Inventory and Supply Management
This seminar focuses on key supply management principles and practices. The emphasis is on strategies and tactics organizations can take to meet customer requirements during periods of irregularly high demand.

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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.

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The College Admissions Landscape: Class of 2022
This one-hour webinar will assist graduating high school students in understanding the highly selective college application process during Covid-19.

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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Engaging and interactive remote teaching strategies for K – 2nd grade parents
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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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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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!

Art & Design

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An Introduction to Photographing Architecture
A brief examination of the tools and techniques involved in making effective architectural photographs with virtually any camera.

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City of Angels: The Architecture of Los Angeles
Explore the abundance of building and interior styles found in the City of Angels.

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Form Over Function: The Tension Between Striking Interior Design and Livability Part I
This course is a humorous and entertaining stroll through the history of interior architecture, interior design, furnishings, and accessories.

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Form Over Function: The Tension Between Striking Interior Design and Livability Part II
This course is a humorous and entertaining stroll through the history of interior architecture, interior design, furnishings, and accessories.

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Sketching for Designers -Techniques On How To Create A Fast and Precise Sketch
Learn how to quickly communicate your ideas through sketching in this free seminar.

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The Glamour of Old Hollywood: Architecture of the Stars
A slide show of early 20th-century homes of the stars is presented.

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What's Your Brand Story?
Learn how to articulate the value and tone of your brand through a message that moves your audience.

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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?

Engineering & Digital Technology

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Budget, Plan, Build: Construction Management – An Essential Industry Holding Strong During the COVID Era
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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Digital Communications Part 1: Fundamentals
In this 2-hour webinar you will be learning about a basic understanding of digital communications.

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Digital Communications Part 2: Advanced Topics
In this 2-hour webinar you will be learning to follow an orderly approach when characterizing multipath systems. You will learn how to use advanced OFDM techniques to mitigate the degrading effects of multipath.

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From Ideation to Industrialization
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.

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Robotic Control Systems
Join us for an introduction to digital actuators and a look at the new digital actuator control systems in this 2-hour webinar.

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Six Sigma and the Pandemic - Continuous process improvement during a “Black Swan” event
Coronavirus has disrupted supply chains for nearly 75% of U.S. companies (Axios, Feb. 2020). Learn how your organization can get back on its feet with the tools, techniques and strategies of Lean Six Sigma.

Entertainment

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Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion Practices to Create Inclusive Entertainment Content
This seminar is designed to help content creators and producers develop creative and practical solutions to promote greater diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the entertainment industry. Historical context and current initiatives are examined.

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Choosing the Best Camera to Launch Your Film Career
This seminar is ideal for anyone who is considering purchasing a camera while studying filmmaking. There will be a Q&A, so attendees can have their questions answered about the best camera for their specific situations.

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Anatomy of a Film Score 2.0
A one-time seminar that surveys and analyzes great moments in cinematic film scoring, from classic movies to current trends.

Public Policy

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An Introduction to the United Nations
An introduction to the history, establishment, membership, and principles of the United Nations.

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Regional Clean Air Incentives Market Sunset in COVID Days: Where is it Going and When?
This presentation will describe the current status of the RECLAIM termination that has been going on for several years. It will also include a discussion of the likely future path and alternatives to that path.

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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Nonfiction 101
Get an overview of opportunities to write and publish nonfiction in this course designed for beginners new to the genre.

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Prose Poetry: One Day Workshop
Learn what makes a prose poem a prose poem and how to employ the possibilities of this form.

 

 

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