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
March 1
Conversation with President at TIME, Keith Grossman. Learn about Web3, NFTs, and more.

Art & Design

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Landscape Architecture Director’s Salon
January 23
Program Director Stephanie Landregan invites industry professions to discuss relevant and current events within Landscape Architecture and allied professions.

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Exercise Your Design Brain
February 4
Join a series of fun, interactive creative exercises designed to get those wheels turning and remind your brain what it means to think like a designer.

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Introduction to iPad Drawing For Architects and Designers
February 11
Explore the special powers of the iPad for early stage concept development.

Business & Management

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Foundations of a Team
February 1 & March 1
This session covers a diagnostic tool for understanding where teamwork is breaking down, and the mindsets that can help build a foundation of team trust.

Education

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Remote Teaching Strategies for K–2nd Grade Parents
January 9-29
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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Postsecondary Education Design That Works: The UCLA Pathway Program
January 24
Pathway is a post-secondary education program housed out of UCLA Extension. The success of this program lies within our passion for adapting to what neurodiverse learners need and updating our courses and approaches throughout the years. But how do we do it? Join us for this workshop to get our team's insights on how to prepare neurodivergent learners for adult life.

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Creating Intentional Learning Environments for Curiosity, Connection, Identity, and Belonging
January 31
Feeling kind of stuck, hemmed in, and restricted by spaces where you teach? Come learn about new possibilities for the places and spaces you and the young children in your care work and live in together every day.

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Applying Globally: A Look at the International College & University Admissions Process
February 3
This one-hour webinar will highlight college & university admission systems around the world for the intended audience of students, parents, and educators.

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The RICA: Proven Strategies to Max Your Score
February 8-March 1
This RICA course emphasizes the development of knowledge of educational philosophies, assessments, composition frameworks and organizers, and “RICA Perfect” answers to maximize every point.

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How Edtech Can Change the Way We Learn
February 10
As education rapidly evolves, educators don’t just want to adapt, they aspire to more easily set students up for success. Learn how to recognize where educators and new educational technology can create more flexible, engaging and efficient learning experiences.

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Building Communication with Children and Families in Inclusive Settings
February 25
Effective communication is crucial when working with children and families. In this webinar, we will discuss the role positive relationships, trust, and communication have in supporting children’s well-being and development.

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Understanding Child Find: An Educator's Primer on the Legal Requirements and Procedural Protections for Students with Disabilities
March 16
Under law, public schools must look for, find, and evaluate students in need of special education support and services. This duty, called Child Find, fills the vital need for early identification of students who require special educational interventions.

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Finding the Real Need: Understanding Motivation and Behavior with Neuro-diverse students
March 28
Human behavior is motivated by basic underlying needs. Behavior that seems to occur randomly or as a result of unknowable internal thoughts or desires is often just an attempt by students to meet one or more of their basic needs. Being equipped with a functioning knowledge of basic human needs, motivation, and behavior allows educators to find creative ways of constructively and effectively addressing students' needs.

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Success in Passing edTPAs
April 5
Join a community of teachers to receive support to finish your edTPA. We will deep dive into the rubrics, peer review each other’s work, and learn what it takes to be successful in passing edTPA.

Engineering & Digital Technology

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Understanding Blockchain - Seminar Series
March 1
Join us live and learn from industry experts and influential guest speakers.

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Foundations of a Team
February 1 & March 1
This session covers a diagnostic tool for understanding where teamwork is breaking down, and the mindsets that can help build a foundation of team trust.

Health Sciences

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Infection Prevention and Control
January 25 & February 23
Infection Prevention and Control is a discipline that deals with the prevention and stopping of the spread of infection in healthcare and nonhealthy care settings. This includes an overview of how infections spread, ways to prevent the spread of infection, and recommendations.

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Becoming a Doctor: The Medical School Application Process
January 26
This webinar will teach prospective physicians about pre-medical course requirements, the MCAT exam, the AMCAS application, and different types of medical schools.

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Careers in Genetics: From CRISPR to Clinical Care
February 23
This webinar will provide an overview of genomics and explore various career pathways in the discipline.

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Careers in Public Health: CDC, FDA, NIH, and More
March 23
This webinar will provide an overview of the field of public health and preventive medicine and explore various career pathways in the discipline, from research to health policy to population health and patient care.

Writing

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Publishing During the Pandemic: Webinar
January 11-March 21
Learn about the current state of the publishing industry in this roundtable of experts.

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Freelancing for Editors
January 21
Get an intensive overview on how to structure work as a freelance editor working with individual clients.

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Writing Poetry for Children
January 28
Learn how to write poetry for very young readers in this workshop for absolute beginners.

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Writing Character Descriptions
February 4
Ensure your script’s characters rise above tropes and stereotypes by introducing them with thoughtful, meaningful details.

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Writing Our Ancestors Into Fiction
March 4
Draw connections between our present-day lives and interests with those of our ancestors as you work to draw them into your writing with care and craft.

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Résumé Writing Basics
March 4
Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you noticed in a competitive job market.

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Interview Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
March 11
Strengthen interview skills in this three-hour introductory class.

 

 

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