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.

 

Featured Series: Artificial Intelligence

We are pleased to offer a special series of talks designed to provide an understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) and its uses for personal and professional growth. 

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Design & Arts

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Masters of Design Cover Series
March 12 & May 16
Join Visual Arts department director, Scott Hutchinson, and this quarter’s master cover designer to explore the inspiration for the current cover.

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Design a Brilliant Career and Find Your Professional Purpose
April 2
Design education leader Scott Hutchinson teaches you how to take your design career goals from lackluster to brilliant.

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The Art of Creative Thinking
May 30
Spark passion and enhance creative thinking in this workshop.

Education

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Success in the Post-Secondary Landscape
March 5
Explore the different opportunities and roles students can pursue that lead to improved outcomes as they navigate their postsecondary future.

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Preparing Early Childhood Educators for the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Collective Trauma
March 17
A forum where early childhood educators explore challenges such as personal stress, professional difficulties and young children experiencing developmental effects of the pandemic.

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Educating School-Age Children After COVID Course
March 19
An overview of the conditions in which elementary-age students have returned to their classrooms with insight into the academic and social emotional gaps of the adjustment period.

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How to Use AI to Create Content-Based Test Banks
March 26
Learn how to use AI to create test questions and adjust them to your needs.

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AI in College Admissions
April 9 & May 7
Discover the potential of generative AI and explore its applications in college admissions. Join our first session to see how it helps with essays, letters, and more. Join the second session to explore the ethics and impact of AI on college admission processes.

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Exploring COVID's Murky Impact on College Admissions and Postsecondary Transitions
March 26
COVID-19 has created short and long-term changes to not only the college admissions process, but really the traditional transition from high school to university and beyond. Requiring new skills, resetting previously assumed…

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Coping with Covid: How to Teach Neurodiverse Adults Online
March 26
Explore what Pathway has learned from the Covid pandemic.

Engineering & Digital Technology

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Unleash Your Ideas: Learn How to Lead Virtual Brainstorms
April 24 & May 22
Be prepared to roll-up your sleeves and get out of your “seat” as we engage in a live, virtual brainstorm together. You will learn and experience essential ideation frameworks that will help you run effective virtual brainstorms for your organization

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The Top 5 Strategies for Communicating Data Insights to C-Suite
May 2 & June 6
Discover key steps in speaking the language of Data Science/AI to bridge the growing gap between analytics and business needs.

Finance & Investment

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AI and Generative AI in the Finance Industry
March 14
Join us for an in-depth look at how artificial intelligence is used in the finance industry, where it's headed and how this impacts our future.

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Women, Wealth and Wisdom: Building Your Career Support Network
April 18
Discover the process for identifying and building your career support network to support you as you progress through your career.

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Financial and Non-Financial Considerations for Retirement Planning
May 16
Attend our free seminar to learn more about how to financially prepare for retirement.

Taste of Osher

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The Fate of the World: The American Revolution Beyond the British Empire
April 12
In this course, we examine the American Revolution within a geopolitical context.

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Manifest Destiny: West Expansion and its Consequences
June 7
In this course, we track the story of westward expansion from the Revolution up through the 1850s

Writing

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How to Jumpstart Your Inner Poet through Memory and Story
March 2
Use the rich storehouse of your memories to develop poems brought to life with sensory details in a workshop designed for writers brand new to poetry or continuing their study.

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Résumé Writing Basics
March 9
Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you noticed in a competitive job market.

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Flash Fiction
April 6
Explore the techniques and form of very short fiction in this workshop for beginners.

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How to Write Better Dialogue by Letting Your Pets Talk Through AI
April 20
Harness the power of new technologies to inspire unexpected directions in your writing.

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Novel Preparation
May 4
Jumpstart your novel plan in this workshop covering all the basics.

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Creative Writer's Boot Camp: One Day Workshop
May 11
Snap to attention in this practical workshop that helps you craft a productive writing practice, complete with short-term plans for success.

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Using Micro Memoirs to Tell Your Story
May 18
Dive into writing "micro memoirs" of 300 words or fewer to explore your lived experiences.

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The Role of a TV Showrunner
May 18
Uncover the secrets behind the mesmerizing world of TV series creation in the role of a TV showrunner.

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Pitching for Film and TV Toolkit
May 18
Learn how the pros pitch to industry decision makers in this workshop for budding screenwriters.

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Writing the First Feature Film Treatment Toolkit
May 18
Get an overview of the craft of screenwriting for feature films.

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Comics and Graphic Novels Toolkit
May 18
Get an overview of the craft of writing graphic novels, graphic memoirs, and comics, in this lecture for beginners.

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Résumé Writing Basics
May 18
Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you noticed in a competitive job market.

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Queer Experiments in Memoir
June 1
Explore alternatives to traditional literary forms to locate new entry points for capturing queer life in queer ways.

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Pitching for Publication
June 8
Learn when and how to pitch your work to a variety of publishing outlets, just like the pros do it.

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How to Land a Literary Agent
June 15
Learn to work strategically toward finding an agent in this workshop that helps you develop a pitch, a list of agents, and materials that identify you as a serious writer prepared for success.

 

 

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