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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March 4, 2016
The College Board is honoring the death of SAT words -- infamously esoteric words that high school students memorize for the test and forget soon after -- with a special crossword puzzle in The New York Times. The launch of the puzzle coincides with the debut of a revised version of the test, which will be given for the first time on Saturday.
March 2, 2016
Study shows certain types of emails often go unread by students -- but social media isn't the reason why.
March 1, 2016
Learners who sign up for a massive open online course just days before it starts and complete a precourse survey are much more likely than their peers to finish the MOOC, according to a new paper published in the Journal of Higher Education.
March 1, 2016
The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are partnering to encourage more scholars to pursue digital-first research projects, the organizations announced on Monday.
February 29, 2016
New transcripts and technologies take shape as colleges participating in the Comprehensive Student Record Project test new ways to track what students do in college.
February 25, 2016
President Obama's nominee to lead the Library of Congress draws support from library groups.
February 24, 2016
On Sept. 9, 2015, scientists decided where they would publish evidence for gravitational waves. Five days later, they made the discovery.
February 23, 2016
Liberal arts colleges are increasingly exploring interdisciplinary connections to find a place for computer science on their campuses.
February 23, 2016
A judge in a federal district court in Massachusetts has allowed an accessibility lawsuit against Harvard University to proceed. The National Association of the Deaf last year sued Harvard over online content rendered inaccessible for learners with disabilities due to a lack of closed captions.
February 22, 2016
The consulting and research firm Ithaka S+R is launching a recurring survey of 110 "insiders" to capture what presidents, chancellors, provosts, faculty members and others think about current higher education issues. The first edition of the survey, published today, focuses on what those insiders say colleges can do to improve degree completion rates and the quality of student learning, and how to make higher education more affordable.

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