Carl Straumsheim

Carl Straumsheim, Technology Reporter, 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 STRAWMS-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 19, 2014
The digital learning consortium Unizin has added three new founding members: Ohio State University, Penn State University and the University of Iowa. The consortium, which was announced in June, aims to help universities make common decisions about infrastructure to support digital learning. With Thursday's additions, Unizin's group of founding members is up to 10 institutions.
December 18, 2014
A national effort to simplify regulations for distance education providers adds 18 members in less than a year. Can it sustain its momentum?
December 17, 2014
Retraction Watch, a blog that tracks retractions of scholarly articles, will expand its coverage thanks to a $400,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. In a blog post, the founder Ivan Oransky said the grant will fund the creation of a "comprehensive and freely available database of retractions," so researchers can check if a paper they plan to cite has been retracted.
December 15, 2014
Report argues public flagship universities need incentives and coherent strategies, not scattered experiments.
December 12, 2014
Can active learning techniques and flexible classroom seating improve student outcomes? Research at Ball State University has produced mixed results.
December 10, 2014
Library directors at liberal arts institutions are losing their jobs as they clash with faculty and administrators over the future of the academic library.
December 9, 2014
Apple has iTunes U, Google has Classroom and now Microsoft has Edvelop.
December 5, 2014
The exam proctoring service ProctorU in October processed its 1 millionth exam, the company said on Wednesday. Zymezia Rivers, an employee at ProctorU's facility in Hoover, Ala., reached the milestone on Oct. 13 as she monitored a student at Troy University taking an exam. The company, which was founded in 2008, proctors about 50,000 exams a month, according to a recent estimate.
December 5, 2014
Princeton U. Press and the Einstein Papers Project launch the first open, all-digital collection of a prominent scientist's complete works.
December 4, 2014
More than half of college students (56 percent) want to use their smartphones for educational purposes while in class, but about half of professors (46 percent) say it would be a distraction, according to a survey on smartphone use conducted by Cengage Learning.


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