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 24, 2016
Scientific researchers -- at least the ones reading the blogs runs by the open-access publisher PLOS -- turn to blogs for expert commentary and in-depth analyses of research papers, suggesting an opportunity for publishers to more frequently engage readers who turn to their peer-reviewed journals for scholarly articles.
June 23, 2016
Major study of adaptive learning finds inconclusive results about its ability to improve outcomes and lower costs, but use at two-year colleges and in remedial courses shows potential.
June 22, 2016
New initiatives at university systems show the maturation of efforts to increase the use of open educational resources.
June 20, 2016
The U.S. Department of State and massive open online course provider Coursera are partnering to launch Coursera for Refugees, a program to offer career training to displaced people around the world. The program will focus on nonprofits that help refugees, which will be able to apply for fee waivers to access the Coursera course catalog. The organizations will then be able to offer free access to MOOCs to the refugees they serve. The State Department will help Coursera find organizations that can host in-person cohorts of refugees enrolled in the same MOOC.
June 17, 2016
As more companies expand tuition assistance benefits, Amazon says its model -- which focuses on "high-demand" fields -- is the one they should follow.
June 16, 2016
The University of Oxford's technology transfer office is changing its name, partly for branding reasons, but also because "Isis Innovation" brings up unfortunate associations with the Islamic State, the terror organization controlling much of Iraq and Syria. The office will henceforth be known simply as Oxford University Innovation.
June 15, 2016
At faculty development institutes, time away from teaching means time to rethink how to teach. By keeping the sessions small, many institutions hope to recruit a core group of faculty members enthusiastic about online education.
June 10, 2016
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has joined the board of the professional education provider Pluralsight, Fast Company reported. Speaking to the website, Duncan said his interest in lifelong learning and reaching underserved groups led him to join the board. Duncan is the latest U.S. Department of Education official to leave government for the ed-tech sector. James H. Shelton III, U.S.
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.


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