Product Review of Outlier.org
Created by the co-founder of MasterClass, Outlier.org offers beautiful, effective online courses for a fraction of the cost of standard tuition. In addition to featuring cinema-quality lectures, Outlier.org courses are taught by some of the most charismatic figures in academia, including instructors from NASA, Yale, MIT, and Columbia. Students enjoy a top quality learning experience that includes access to one-on-one tutoring for math courses, AI-proctored assessments, dynamically-generated problem sets, and cutting-edge active learning materials. Named as one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2020 for its work in making education accessible, students taking Outlier.org courses earn real, transferable college credit for just $400, 80% less than the cost of a traditional college course;
Outlier.org was built with the understanding that the American education system is fundamentally broken. Students in the U.S. owe $1.7 trillion in student debt, and much of that comes from students who never make it to graduation. Outlier.org was founded to combat this and make education accessible, affordable and inclusive, no matter a student’s location or background. Two years after its launch, the online education platform is continuing to address the higher education industry’s long standing issues with these principles as a partner to higher education institutions, high schools, and students. Using scalable methods that effectively engage, teach, and motivate students, removing the upper limit on class size, Outlier.org is paving the way for real change by partnering with education providers in three ways: articulation agreements, courseware partnerships, and ‘school of record’ partnerships.