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.

Personal & Professional Development

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Build Your Resilience and Cultivate Happiness
January 27 or March 3
This timely and interactive workshop will explore our current epidemic of burnout and stress, and introduce how positive psychology and practicing happiness can optimize Resilience, Creativity, and Productivity.

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Career Success Series: Career Changer Action Planning
January 28
Learn tips for navigating a career change and how to build a step-by-step action plan to reach your career goals.

Art & Design

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The You in UX
January 25
This seminar will explore the career paths open to user experience designers.

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Looking Ahead - Home Design in 2022
January 29
Explore new and emerging interior design trends for your next home design project in 2022.

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Media Landscape for Creatives: Spaces to Get Noticed and Get Work
February 15
Broaden your knowledge of the multitude of new media avenues and learn how to harness them to land creative work.

Business

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Designing Business Models for Success
February 9
Explore visual tools to help create a shared language when discussing business models and strategy.

Education

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Using Creativity and Accountability to Counsel Large Student Caseloads
February 15
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.

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Intersectionality and Inclusive Education
March 2 - 16
Identify cultural diversity as a workable frame for cultural humility in the online classroom.

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Early Childhood Education in California: Is there a PK-3rd credential on the horizon?
March 10
Join us for a free one-hour webinar to learn about the Commission on Teacher Credentialing’s (CTC) current work on PK-3rd alignment and the development of credential-style models of teacher performance assessments.

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Preparing Early Childhood Educators for a Time of Collective Trauma
March 12 - 26
This course is designed to support early childhood educators to gain the awareness and skills needed to effectively work with young children at this time affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Engineering & Digital Technology

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Aircraft Structural Integrity Fundamentals
January 20 or February 16
Fundamentals of fatigue design and aircraft fleet management will be introduced and discussed as well as some lessons learned from the history.

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From Ideation to Industrialization
January 28 or February 26
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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Understanding Blockchain - Seminar Series
January 26, February 23, and March 16
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.

Landscape & Horticulture

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Gottlieb Native Garden Lecture Series
January 12 - 19
Designed to bring people together to learn about the importance of gardening for wildlife, the healing power of nature, and how native plants can save the world.

Writing

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Writing with Confidence
January 23
Increase your confidence in writing by getting an overview of basic writing skills, approaches, and exercises.

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Thriving as a Writer of Color
February 10
Hear firsthand how writers of color have thrived in their careers in this panel discussion with audience Q&A.

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Publishing During the Pandemic: Webinar
March 28-April 10
Learn about the current state of the publishing industry in this roundtable of experts.

 

 

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