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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July 25, 2016
Education Department releases proposed rule on state approval of online programs, cutting a provision that would require states to review all out-of-state colleges.
July 22, 2016
Author discusses book on how and why academics should use social media for scholarly purposes.
July 21, 2016
Turnitin, the company known for its plagiarism detection software, this week took a look at Melania Trump's much-debated convention speech at the Republican National Convention, finding examples of language "that an educator would flag as … examples of plagiarism." After her speech Monday evening, Trump was accused of stealing passages from Michelle Obama's speech during the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
July 21, 2016
Catharine Bond Hill, president of Vassar College, is stepping down earlier than expected to join the nonprofit consulting and research firm Ithaka S+R, the college said on Wednesday. Hill will become Ithaka S+R's managing director. Hill announced her resignation from Vassar in March, originally saying she would step down in June 2017.
July 21, 2016
A new study of the online student market, released on Wednesday, corroborates many of the trends seen among students who enroll in fully online undergraduate or graduate programs. The findings of the study, a joint project of Aslanian Market Research and the educational technology company Learning House, include:
July 20, 2016
The website of the Library of Congress has been the target of a denial-of-service attack since this weekend, Federal Computer Week reported. DoS attacks, as they are commonly known, often involve disrupting regular website operations, rendering them slow or unavailable to users. Days after the attack began, the website is still displaying a notice warning users that it is still "experiencing technical difficulties." The federal agency is investigating the source of the attacks.
July 19, 2016
Some scholars are taking confusion about articles mistakenly deleted from the Social Science Research Network as their cue to look for a new place to share research.
July 15, 2016
President Obama this week joined the exclusive club of presidents who have also published in scholarly journals. Obama penned an article for the Journal of the American Medical Association on his signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act, and how lawmakers should build on it.
July 15, 2016
Seven member institutions of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities will participate in a three-year project to test adaptive courseware, the organization announced on Thursday.
July 15, 2016
Corporations are growing increasingly dissatisfied with their learning management systems, and many are looking to switch in the near future, according to a study by the Brandon Hall Group, a research and advisory services firm. Nearly half of the businesses surveyed (44 percent) said they are considering changing learning management systems in the next two years, up from 38 percent last year.

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