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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July 12, 2016
A group of sociologists and librarians said on Saturday that they, in partnership with the Center for Open Science, will develop a new open-access archive for social science research. The archive, called SocArXiv, will let anyone upload, read and share academic papers, according to the announcement.
July 11, 2016
New York University at Shanghai experiments with educational videos to study how it can reach Chinese students online.
July 1, 2016
Blackboard's parent company, Providence Equity Partners, is acquiring the higher education financial company Higher One for $260 million. The acquisition is the latest move from Blackboard to expand its capacity to handle payments. The company has recently been boosting the capabilities of its own financial services provider, Transact. Providence Equity Partners is technically creating a subsidiary, Winchester Acquisition Corp., to complete the acquisition.
July 1, 2016
Even if they could cheat without being penalized, most students will take an honest stab at homework questions, study finds.
June 30, 2016
HathiTrust, the book digitization consortium and digital library housed at the University of Michigan, is making more than 14 million books available to blind and print-disabled readers. HathiTrust already offers services for readers with disabilities, but the organization is working with the National Federation of the Blind to expand those services to nonmembers.
June 29, 2016
The presumptive Democratic nominee for president expands on her higher education agenda with boosts for alternative education providers and technology entrepreneurs.
June 29, 2016
Excelsior College and publisher Cengage Learning on Tuesday said they would partner to create self-paced online degree programs to give students an alternative pathway to college credit. The partnership will first produce an associate program in criminal justice and an M.B.A., but other courses and programs are in the works.
June 28, 2016
Researchers convene to discuss how the deluge of data collected about students can be used to benefit higher education without compromising privacy.
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.


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