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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June 8, 2016
New book explores how academic libraries can shape their services to better serve higher education -- and what librarians should do to make it happen.
June 7, 2016
Psychology instructor withdraws book chapter after refusing to add language that he asserts a publisher demanded but he deemed too flattering to the textbook industry.
June 6, 2016
Education Department will push to finalize rule on state approval of online programs before the end of the year.
June 3, 2016
The University System of New Hampshire is launching a yearlong open education initiative to promote affordable textbooks, collaboration and open-access publishing.
June 2, 2016
Northwestern University plans to hire 20 new faculty members as part of a $150 million response to growing interest in computer science, the institution said on Wednesday.
June 1, 2016
Sean B. Palmer, the executor of hacktivist's Aaron Swartz's writings, will clarify how people can use Swartz's writings to prevent situations similar to the confusion that arose this spring around publication rights. Palmer will reportedly append a Creative Commons license to Swartz's blog and clarify that anyone seeking to publish his writings must donate 100 percent of net profits to charity, according to Eileen A.
June 1, 2016
A group of university librarians and press directors is criticizing a partnership between the University of Florida Libraries and Elsevier, saying the arrangement "represents a Trojan Horse strategy that … serves to undermine the value and promise of our institutional repositories by turning them into little more than discovery layers for commercialized content."
June 1, 2016
Colleges that accommodate transgender students by letting them choose preferred names and pronouns find their efforts hindered by out-of-date software and federal reporting requirements.
May 31, 2016
A weekend maintenance period turned into a week-long learning management system outage last week at the University of California at Davis, leaving faculty members and students worried they would not be able to finish finals. The university, which uses a version of Sakai it calls SmartSite, was on Thursday, May 19th, notified by its hosting company that the system would be down for maintenance that weekend. A week later, however, the system had still not been restored, and the outage threatened to affect finals, held during the second week of June.
May 27, 2016
FutureLearn, the online learning platform owned by the Open University in the U.K., now offers massive open online courses that award academic credit. In addition to the Open University, the University of Leeds is among the group of eight institutions developing the 12 for-credit MOOC sequences, which students can take to earn up to 30 credits. Students can start the MOOCs for free, but those seeking credits have to pay a fee starting at about $170 and in some cases complete an additional exam.

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