How is open learning different fom homeschooling or unschooling or free schooling?

Since the above terms are used in different ways by different people, let’s not bother about them. Rather, what is important is how much the child follows institutional (school or college given) structure as compared to how much the child / family decides and designs their own learning journey.

Typically in homeschooling while the child is at home, he or she follows the School / College curriculum. In open learning and Unschooling it’s mostly decided by the child. However, some families follow a combination, while some may at times be totally child driven and after a few years may go back to structure and then come back to child driven and so on.