Will the child be able to transition smoothly from open learning to strict process-bound-colleges or real life jobs?

In our experience this is not at all a problem. Already they are fiercely independent as well as well versed with the ways of the world. Open learners do not exist in any one environment, in fact they learn how to make the best of all kinds of environments. And if they choose to goto a college or get into a job, since it’s their choice, they adapt to it radially.