Definition of open learning in English:

open learning

noun

  • [mass noun] Learning based on independent study or initiative rather than formal classroom instruction.

    • ‘Distance and open learning began with correspondence courses.’
    • ‘Mr Woods said that ASTE applauded the Polytechnic and staff for the recently received Commonwealth of Learning award for distance education and open learning.’
    • ‘Write a detailed training and development rationale for technology-based learning and open learning in an organization that you have studied.’
    • ‘The emphasis is on open learning and all courses are structured in modules where students have the option to specialise.’
    • ‘Having just now relocated to Bristol, UK, all our teaching is done through open learning, email and student forums.’