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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The Critical Effects of Climate Change on Insurance: A Panel Discussion
October 26
This timely seminar gives an overview of insurance and risk management and how it relates to climate change. A panel of insurance and risk management experts discuss current climate conditions followed by Q&A.

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Let's Talk about Race, Baby
November 1 - 15
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 Aging Landscape: Emerging Trends and Changing Perspectives
December 9
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.

Personal & Professional Development

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Influence the Decisions Other People Make
November 4 or December 9
In this short workshop an experienced manager and consultant will share some of the latest knowledge and practices used by effective managers, salespeople, and leaders to influence how people make decisions.

Art & Design

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Interior Design in Films
October 16
This seminar explores what interior designers can learn by studying films.

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Residential Home Remodeling: A Basic Guide
November 10
An introductory guide to remodeling residential homes to enhance modern lifestyle needs for designers, homeowners, and prospective buyers.

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Introduction to iPad Drawing For Architects and Designers
November 20
Explore the special powers of the iPad for early stage concept development.

Business

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Thriving in the Future of Work: 2022 & Beyond
October 27
This workshop will discuss the future of the workplace and what the rapid acceleration of work means to jobs and careers.

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Fundraising in Times of Crisis
November 5 - November 19
From wildfires in California to hurricanes in the Gulf, fundraising plays a critical role in crisis and disaster recovery. Inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, this course examines how fundraising changes during times of crisis or emergency.

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A Safe and Ready Future: Preparing Today for the Disasters of Tomorrow
November 18
This seminar will provide an overview of the strategies to manage such emerging threats, including slow-onset disasters as well as cascading and concurrent incidents. We will explore the principles of complexity and how systems, organizations, and communities can be primed to adapt.

Education

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How to Cultivate an Intentional College-Going Culture with First Generation Families
October 26
This webinar will help high school counselors and other counseling professionals increase effective communication with families creating a college and career-ready culture between your organization and home.

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Using Creativity and Accountability to Counsel Large Student Caseloads
November 16
How is it possible to create a college-going culture for a large, diverse high school? What must be in place for students and families to embrace the college admission process? This webinar will focus on these important topics designed specifically for school counselors, college counselors, and individuals working at non-profits or CBO’s.

Engineering & Digital Technology

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Budget, Plan, Build: Construction Management – An Essential Industry Holding Strong During the COVID Era
October 20 or December 01
Whether you are building a home addition or a 42-story downtown tower, construction managers need to visualize a construction project and properly communicate the plan to their teams. Come hear an industry expert present you with this exciting topic, followed by an overview from the Program Director of all the different construction management offerings available from UCLA Extension.

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Aircraft Stability and Control
October 29 or December 2
The objective of this webinar is to introduce the subject of Flight Mechanics, as applied to fixed-wing aircraft, with emphasis on Stability and Control.

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Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing – The mysteriously complex language used to communicate your engineering intent to the world
November 1
Enhance your engineering career by understanding how Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, an international design language is used to communicate your ideas effectively to the engineering community through a 2D drawing or 3D model to meet your functional requirements.

Entertainment

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Leveraging Diversity Practices to Create Inclusive Entertainment Content
October 16
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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African American Music Then and Now
November 20
From its roots, African American music has laid the foundation for the melodies and rhythms that move our lives and has spread its influence globally.

Writing

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ScriptHop
October 23
Access key metrics like who has viewed your materials to get a sense of how your pitches are landing.

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Sources and Secrets: A Journalist's Toolkit
November 5
Sources and Secrets reviews tips to gain sources’ trust, including insight from prize-winning journalists, and platforms available to communicate securely with sensitive sources.

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Showrunners and Show Writers
November 20
Hear directly from successful TV writers and creators in this course that demystifies the industry and how to break in and stay in.

 

 

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