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 27, 2016
The digital magazine Aeon, a popular outlet for long-form academic writing, on Tuesday announced a number of changes to its business model that it said will better support the "free flow of ideas." The magazine, which launched in 2012, has restructured itself as a nonprofit, and will now publish some shorter articles under a Creative Commons license that can be republished by anyone.
July 26, 2016
While most faculty members are still unaware of open educational resources, use in introductory courses nearly rivals that of traditional textbooks, study finds.
July 25, 2016
Education Department releases proposed rule on state approval of online programs, cutting a provision that would require states to review all out-of-state colleges.
July 22, 2016
Author discusses book on how and why academics should use social media for scholarly purposes.
July 21, 2016
A new study of the online student market, released on Wednesday, corroborates many of the trends seen among students who enroll in fully online undergraduate or graduate programs. The findings of the study, a joint project of Aslanian Market Research and the educational technology company Learning House, include:
July 21, 2016
Catharine Bond Hill, president of Vassar College, is stepping down earlier than expected to join the nonprofit consulting and research firm Ithaka S+R, the college said on Wednesday. Hill will become Ithaka S+R's managing director. Hill announced her resignation from Vassar in March, originally saying she would step down in June 2017.
July 21, 2016
Turnitin, the company known for its plagiarism detection software, this week took a look at Melania Trump's much-debated convention speech at the Republican National Convention, finding examples of language "that an educator would flag as … examples of plagiarism." After her speech Monday evening, Trump was accused of stealing passages from Michelle Obama's speech during the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
July 20, 2016
The website of the Library of Congress has been the target of a denial-of-service attack since this weekend, Federal Computer Week reported. DoS attacks, as they are commonly known, often involve disrupting regular website operations, rendering them slow or unavailable to users. Days after the attack began, the website is still displaying a notice warning users that it is still "experiencing technical difficulties." The federal agency is investigating the source of the attacks.
July 19, 2016
Some scholars are taking confusion about articles mistakenly deleted from the Social Science Research Network as their cue to look for a new place to share research.
July 15, 2016
President Obama this week joined the exclusive club of presidents who have also published in scholarly journals. Obama penned an article for the Journal of the American Medical Association on his signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act, and how lawmakers should build on it.


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