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The mission of the Saylor Foundation is to make education freely available to all. Guided by the belief that technology has the potential to circumvent barriers that prevent many individuals from participating in traditional schooling models, the Foundation is committed to developing and advancing inventive and effective ways of harnessing technology in order to drive the cost of education down to zero.
While a number of serious obstacles make it difficult for many people to enroll in college classes and complete program requirements (e.g., physical distance to a campus and fixed class schedules), we believe that rising costs—tuition, fees, and textbooks—are the most significant barriers. By developing, soliciting, and disseminating free online academic materials in a structured and intuitive format, we will be an alternative and a complement to mainstream education providers, especially for students who cannot take advantage of educational opportunities because they cannot afford them.
Thanks to advances in technology, elements of the traditional educational experience can be replicated online and accessed from your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. We have developed a structured and intuitive format for content delivery and are currently working to identify, develop, and organize the material a student needs to know in order to earn the equivalent of a degree in any of the top ten majors in the United States.
Our current focus is on the undergraduate college level with the goal of producing high course and program completion rates. We intend to focus on the primary, secondary, and post-graduate levels in the future.