From the Monash University Centre for Learning and Teaching Support homepages about distance education: "In the Australian context, open learning refers to a form of distance education which involves no pre-requisite studies or enrolment quotas and which encourages single subject enrolment as an alternative to enrolment for a complete award."
Learning organised to enable learning at own pace and at time and at time and place of choice. Usually associated with delivery without a tutor being present and may or may not be part of a formal programme of study. May also imply no entry barriers, for example, no prior qualifications. See also Flexible learning
Learning environment that has no formal requirements for admission. See also flexible learning
Initially, open learning was defined as any scheme of education or training that sought systematically to remove one or more barriers to learning. It is now usually used to mean learning in your own time at your own pace and at your own base, using colleges or centres for tutorial help and as a base for facilities and equipment.
Study conducted as non-attendance distance education using materials provided by training organisation.
an educational philosophy that also emphasises giving learners choices about media, place of study, pace of study, support mechanisms and entry and exit points.
instructional systems in which many facets of the learning process are under the control of the learner. It attempts to deliver learning opportunities where, when, and how the learner needs them.
An approach to learning which gives students flexibility and choice over what, when, at what pace, where, and how they learn, commonly using distance education and the facilities of educational technology. See also flexible delivery and e-Learn.
Open learning is a teaching method that is, among others, founded on the work of CÃ©lestin Freinet and Maria Montessori. Open learning is supposed to allow pupils self-determined, independent and interest-guided learning. More recent work on open learning has been conducted by the pedagogues Hans BrÃ¼gelmann, Falko Peschel, JÃ¶rg Ramseger and Wulf Wallrabenstein.