Aaron Rasmussen, co-founder and former creative director of MasterClass, has a new startup called Outlier.org.
The startup is launching a pilot version of its first two courses, Calculus I and Introduction to Psychology, for the coming fall semester.
(That covers all costs, including textbooks.)
Despite the .org name and web address, Rasmussen said Outlier is very much a for-profit company, but he said, “We do want to make it clear that our goal is social impact.
I believe in market solutions to problems.
But he also argued that there’s not “a great online college” yet, due to four main factors.