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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October 24, 2016
Oct. 24, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's fifth annual Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology explores the views of professors (and a corresponding group of academic technology administrators) on a range of technology issues. Among them: the value (and validity) of data produced by student learning assessments, the quality of online education, and the shape of the scholarly publishing landscape. Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Register for the webinar here. The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from Barnes & Noble College, Explorance, Knowlura, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, and VitalSource.
October 19, 2016
The State University System of Florida is aiming to deliver 40 percent of its total undergraduate credit hours through online education by 2025, the Sun-Sentinel reported. The system, a collection of 12 universities, enrolls more than 300,000 students and includes a number of institutions that have experimented with online education to solve the state's overcrowding issue.
October 18, 2016
College students strongly believe digital learning technology and devices have a positive impact on their educational outcomes, a study by McGraw-Hill Education and Hanover Research found. The 2016 Digital Study Trends Survey, an annual survey of students on their attitudes toward technology in the classroom, also found a steady increase in the number of students who say smartphones and other mobile devices are "extremely important" to studying. The share of respondents giving that answer has this year risen to 22 percent, up from just 13 percent in 2014. Other findings include:
October 14, 2016
High school students will soon be able to earn college credit from Oberlin College for instruction neither delivered by the institution nor taught by its faculty members.
October 13, 2016
U of Michigan starts a “yearlong conversation” about innovation in the classroom to determine what a public research university should look like in the 21st century.
October 11, 2016
Microsoft's education team on Monday unveiled five massive open online courses on digital pedagogy and leadership aimed at administrators in the K-12 sector. The MOOCs, which will be offered through edX, bear Microsoft's stamp of approval but are created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan and the University of Queensland. The courses will launch in the first quarter of next year.
October 10, 2016
The course material provider Rafter has shut down, according to a message on the company's website. Rafter spun off from the textbook rental company BookRenter and became an early provider of flat-fee course material services that allowed colleges to include the cost of textbooks in tuition, ensuring access to all students.
October 7, 2016
The University of Illinois's iMBA program offers encouraging news about the viability of graduate degrees built on MOOCs.
October 6, 2016
New book explores what it means to be a scholar at a moment when every aspect of life in academe is being changed by technology.
October 5, 2016
The Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences has retracted its retraction notice of an article after the journal discovered it had been wrongfully retracted, Retraction Watch reported. A different article by the same author has now been retracted.

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