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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April 5, 2016
Top students at the University of the People, a tuition-free online institution, will be eligible to transfer to the University of California at Berkeley to finish their bachelor's degrees. The two universities on Monday announced an articulation agreement under which UC Berkeley will consider UoPeople's top associate degree graduates for admission. This is the first agreement of its kind UoPeople has signed with a U.S.-based campus.
April 4, 2016
A U.S. district court judge has once again taken a look at three publishers' case against Georgia State University's e-reserve and ruled that, in 41 of 48 cases, no copyright infringement took place. The ruling, a 220-page walk-through that applies the four-part fair-use test to each of the 48 cases, is seen by copyright experts as a complicated decision that won't be of much help to universities in determining fair use, as it relies on revenue data not normally available.
April 4, 2016
Study explores faculty members' views on scholarly communication, the use of information and the state of academic libraries and their concerns about students' research skills.
March 31, 2016
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is adding a second degree program made up of stackable courses offered by massive open online course provider Coursera. On Wednesday, the university announced its new master of computer science in data science program, a $19,200, 32-credit-hour degree broken down into MOOCs, each lasting four to six weeks, coupled with "high-engagement" online courses.
March 30, 2016
Major publishers report sales of digital course materials surpass sales of print textbooks for the first time. Are the numbers right -- and does it matter?
March 30, 2016
About 6 percent of students who took an online final exam proctored by Examity last fall broke the rules, the company said on Tuesday. That adds up to 3,952 out of the 62,534 exams the test-proctoring company reviewed. Most of the attempts to cheat came in the form of a cheat sheet (21 percent) or using Google to look up answers or translations (14 percent).
March 30, 2016
Americans with higher levels of education and income are more likely to take advantage of lifelong learning opportunities such as reading a magazine, attending a conference or enrolling in an online course, a new Pew Research Center study found. The findings highlight the challenges ahead for online education initiatives that target disadvantaged students.
March 29, 2016
Anti-Semitic fliers printed remotely at dozens of universities are a reminder than even printers can serve as a gateway for hackers.
March 28, 2016
Pepperdine University will make it easier for students to enroll in its M.B.A. program by letting them create their own cohorts. The Southern California-based university recently launched a crowdsourcing website, MyMBA, where working professionals can browse, create and join cohorts whose hours fit their personal schedules before they apply to the face-to-face program. The cohorts meet at Pepperdine's campuses or at a company's headquarters.
March 23, 2016
Students and faculty members wildly disagree about one another's knowledge of digital media, a new study found. Nearly half of students (45 percent) surveyed by VideoBlocks EDU, a copyright-free stock media provider, described themselves as highly digitally literate, though only 14 percent of faculty members agreed. Similarly, 49 percent of faculty rated themselves highly digitally literate, but only 23 percent of students said the same.


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