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 4, 2017
The Royal Bank of Scotland is making life easier for students who may be considering a job in banking but need some guidance. According to the Huffington Post UK, the bank is using a brain wave-sensing headset developed by NeuroSky at career fairs to gauge which jobs are piquing students' interests.
December 21, 2016
Education Department finally issues rule on state approval of online programs, but with opposition in Congress, it may never go into effect.
December 19, 2016
Students appear to have moved on from Yik Yak, once a prime app for anonymous gossip and racist comments -- a relief for administrators struggling to curb online bullying.
December 19, 2016
Dozens of universities and research organizations in Germany are preparing to live without access to full-text versions of scholarly journals published by Elsevier as they continue to pursue a joint licensing agreement. The Göttingen State and University Library last week notified its users that access to the 440 Elsevier journals it subscribes to will be limited starting next year.
December 19, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education on Friday released finalized rules detailing how to regulate colleges that offer distance education programs to students in other states. The rule, scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2018, requires colleges be authorized to operate in each state where their students reside.
December 16, 2016
Eight grant-making foundations on Thursday announced the formation of the Open Research Funders Group, an effort to promote sharing of articles and data between researchers and organizations. The founding members, the Alfred P.
December 14, 2016
Pearson on Tuesday released a list of 45 learning design principles under a Creative Commons license, giving away access to previously proprietary information about how the education company designs its products. In a press release, Pearson said it hopes the release will help other developers create more effective learning tools. The principles cover topics such as critical thinking, peer tutoring and universal design, among others.
December 14, 2016
Elsevier explains the thought process behind CiteScore, its new journal impact metrics. Critics worry about potential conflicts of interest.
December 14, 2016
After surviving an enrollment drop, a devastating fire and financial issues, small, private Lyon College hires nontraditional president known for working with technology in liberal education.
December 13, 2016
A coalition of academic and research library associations on Monday signed on to an effort to preserve electronic journals promoted by the Keepers Registry, a preservation initiative supported by the International Centre for the Registration of Serial Publications, EDINA, a data center at the University of Edinburgh, and the higher education IT organization Jisc.


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