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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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
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 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.
December 12, 2016
Speakers at meeting for graduate deans warn about the pitfalls of big data-driven research.
December 9, 2016
Deakin University in Australia will next year offer graduate degrees and certificate programs through FutureLearn, the online learning platform owned by the Open University in the U.K. The university on Friday announced it would launch four master's degrees and two certificate programs on the platform in disciplines such as cybersecurity, information technology and financial planning. Like many universities that are experimenting with delivering education through massive open online courses, Deakin will let students test the programs before committing to them.
December 9, 2016
Elsevier on Thursday issued a challenge to companies that track the impact of scholarly journals with the launch of CiteScore, the publisher's own set of metrics.
December 7, 2016
The American Library Association and 16 other organizations on Tuesday formed a coalition to advocate for media and technology policy making that emphasizes access, openness and privacy.
December 7, 2016
Many university presses operate as largely stand-alone businesses, but some -- about 20 percent, according to the Educopia Institute -- are situated within or report directly to university libraries. Twenty-three such pairings in May met to discuss the benefits and challenges of that arrangement during the P2L Summit, a conference hosted at Temple University with support from the Association of American University Presses, the Association of Research Libraries and the Coalition for Networked Information.
December 6, 2016
Faculty union at Rutgers urges members to avoid the university’s new email system in the name of academic freedom.
December 5, 2016
After realizing virtually all students bring their own laptops to campus, Wisconsin liberal arts college opened an unorthodox computer lab.


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