What is open learning?

In open learning the learner decides what all to do and learn, creates his or her own structure and even decides how he or she wants to learn / do something. The learner reviews and reflects on a continuous basis and revises his or her plan accordingly.
The whole process is supported by the family / community / any other peers or support circle. Wherever required the learner seeks teachers / experts / professional guidance as well as attends / appears for apprenticeship / workshops / qualifications as per professional needs.