Competence – based open and online learning – organized and may or may not be guided by a formal curriculum. This type of education may be led by a qualified teacher or by a leader with more experience. Though it doesn’t result in a formal degree or diploma, non-formal education is highly enriching and builds an individual’s knowledge, skills and competences. Learner’s interest and motivation is a driving force behind their participation. Because of this reason, it is often considered more engaging in comparison to the formal learning.
Open non-formal learning programs provide a lot more flexibility in the way content is both created and consumed. By removing the formality educational institutions and companies are usually able to create more content quickly and deliver it to their audiences in the way that makes the most sense for professional and competence development.