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 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.
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
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.


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