Carl Straumsheim

Carl Straumsheim, Technology Correspondent, joined Inside Higher Ed in 2013. He got his start in journalism as a video game blogger for Norway's third largest paper, Dagbladet, at age 15, and has since dabbled in media criticism, investigative reporting and political coverage. Straumsheim (pronounced STROMS-hyme) boasts that he once received a perfect score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, which enabled him to pursue a bachelor's degree in English from LaGrange College and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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January 20, 2017
Study finds completing a 10-minute activity at the beginning of a MOOC can lead to significantly improved outcomes for certain at-risk learners.
January 18, 2017
Pearson will later this month cut rental prices for more than 2,000 ebooks by up to 50 percent, the company said on Wednesday. This fall Pearson will also make its 50 most popular titles available through a new print rental program. The rental programs will be available through many of the retailers Pearson already works with, the company said in a press release.
January 18, 2017
Librarian removes controversial list of "predatory" journals and publishers, reportedly in response to "threats and politics."
January 18, 2017
A former IT employee for the American College of Education, a for-profit college based in Indianapolis, locked thousands of students out of email and course materials by changing the password of a Google account after he was fired, according to a lawsuit filed by the institution. The Indianapolis Star reported that the former employee, Triano Williams, is asking for $200,000 and a reference from the college to fix the issue.
January 17, 2017
Study suggests digital models can help medical schools, which face a shortage of cadavers, teach students human anatomy.
January 16, 2017
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation becomes the most recent grant-making organization to require recipients to make findings publicly available, a further shift toward transparency in research funding.
January 13, 2017
Researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday released the latest version of an ongoing study to analyze the learners in massive open online courses on edX, which the two institutions founded. The study was first released in 2014. The 2017 version contains information about the 4.5 million learners who have participated in edX MOOCs since 2012. Findings include:
January 12, 2017
Three years after its low-cost MOOC-inspired master’s degree program in computer science launched, the institute announces a new program in analytics priced at less than $10,000.
January 6, 2017
Only about one-quarter of librarians say their libraries support information literacy instruction, even though virtually all of them believe it has a positive impact on graduation rates and success in the work force, a new study by the library-service provider ProQuest found.
January 5, 2017
The world's largest scholarly journal, PLOS ONE, is seeing fewer and fewer researchers publish their work in it as the open-access publishing market evolves.


November 22, 2013
A conference on online learning promises "A Universe of Opportunities," and attendees interested in faculty development are getting their money's worth.
August 23, 2013
For colleges and other organizations promoting alternative paths to degrees, the president's speech was validation they have wanted.
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