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Contact: Vicki Cohn, (914) 740-2156, vcohn@liebertpub.com
MOOCs FORUM Journal Debuts Summer 2013

New Rochelle, NY, May 10, 2013—MOOCs FORUM , a new journal, is the only publication dedicated exclusively to the development, design, and deployment of the game-changing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Multidisciplinary in scope, this authoritative journal has a neutral bias. Its mandate is the critical evaluation of the MOOC components and modules that are essential in creating a global and sustainable system. The Journal will be published online, with open access options, and in print by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

The Editor-in-Chief of MOOCs FORUM is Nishikant (Nish) Sonwalkar, Sc.D. MOOCs FORUM content includes components and modules, roundtable discussions, interviews, case studies, model proposals, and perspectives from the leading stakeholders in the expanding and dynamic MOOCs community. Strategic thinking and re-evaluation will include ensuring the integrity for both creation and use. Existing economic models will be presented, and new models will be proposed. A robust blog will be a critical component of the Forum.

Dr. Sonwalkar is Co-Chair, EdTech Circle, MIT Enterprise Forum; Director of Research for the United States Distant Learning Association; and the Founder and Managing Director of Synaptic Global Learning, LLC. “The impetus to move our educational system to international excellence is urgent and ongoing,” says Dr. Sonwalkar. “Yet the considerations relevant to the success of MOOCs have not been fully addressed. MOOCs FORUM is the catalyst for meaningful discussion and debate on the impact of these disruptive educational models.”

"Education and technology have united to create MOOCs and the opportunity for unlimited and continuous global learning," says Mary Ann Liebert, President and CEO of the company that bears her name. "MOOCs FORUM is the new and authoritative space for all things MOOC."

MOOCs FORUM
will examine adaptive and intelligent systems; universal design and policy; sustainable revenue models; the role of key faculty; mass customization of education; next generation of educational technology; integrity of accreditation; development of meaningful standards; clarification of misconceptions; international consideration and security; as well as differences between open and traditional online education.

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About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Big Data and Disruptive Science and Technology. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry's most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm's 70 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.