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
August 3, August 31, September 28, October 26 & November 30
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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Web3: How NFTs and Smart Contracts Are Changing The Digital Landscape
August 25
An introduction to Web3, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Smart Contracts, sharing real-world use cases and examples such as NFT drops, Web3 websites, and the role of NFTs in the Metaverse.

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

Art & Design

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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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Web3: How NFTs and Smart Contracts Are Changing The Digital Landscape
August 25
An introduction to Web3, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Smart Contracts, sharing real-world use cases and examples such as NFT drops, Web3 websites, and the role of NFTs in the Metaverse.

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Playing With Time: Looking Backwards into the Future of Motion Graphics
October 4
Gain the historical framework and vocabulary to become a mover & shaker in today’s motion graphics industry.

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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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
August 3, August 31, September 28, October 26 & November 30
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
August 24
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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Creating a Winning Personal Professional Portfolio for Engineers
August 26
Beyond plain text resume - adapting insights from the acting community to create personal portfolios for STEM professionals. Engineers are stars too!

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Software Reliability
September 27 & November 8
An introductory webinar of software reliability in mission-critical systems.

Health Sciences

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Career Focus: How to Become an Infection Preventionist
August 26
The goal of this course is to educate on the role of the Infection Preventionist and the value the role provides in mitigating infection risks in any setting.

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Public Health Impacts of Climate Change and Steps Toward Protecting our Communities
September 13, 20 & 27
This course taught by Dr. Jonathan Fielding and two guest speakers will provide an overview of the adverse health effects of climate change, with a focus on effective solutions for protecting communities and helping people to adapt to the changing environment.

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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.

Horticulture

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Designing for Pollinators
July 25
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.

Writing

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Publishing During the Pandemic: Webinar
September 28-December 6
Learn about the current state of the publishing industry in this roundtable of experts.

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Interview Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
October 22
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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