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 2, 2015
A coalition of publishers and library associations on Thursday launched Think. Check. Submit. -- an awareness campaign meant to prevent researchers from publishing their work in "predatory" journals. The launch coincides with a report that suggests the number of articles published in those journals increased almost tenfold between 2010 and 2014.
October 1, 2015
Study suggests open-access journals with questionable peer-review and marketing processes now publish hundreds of thousands of articles a year, a huge jump in only a few years.
September 30, 2015
Colleges are searching for new ways to communicate with students electronically. Could texting be the answer?
September 30, 2015
H-Net, the online humanities and social sciences network, is launching a free book announcement service to help instructors keep up with new titles in their field. Known as the Book Channel, the free service will launch later this fall. Early next year, H-Net plans to commission articles to help its members understand the publishing industry, keep up with new research and use new content in their courses. H-Net, which is hosted by Michigan State University, also offers book reviews, job listings and academic announcements.
September 24, 2015
The U of California at Berkeley may be the first to release a transparency report, disclosing how it handles requests for the electronic communications of students and faculty and staff members.
September 24, 2015
The laptop continues to be the go-to device for students, whether for educational or personal use, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll and sponsored by Pearson. The 2015 Student Mobile Device Survey found 54 percent of surveyed students said they learn best on a laptop, and 48 percent said they enjoyed their laptop the most out of all the devices they own. Tablets placed second on both questions, with 16 and 21 percent, respectively. Tablet ownership also posted the only statistically significant growth from 2014, increasing from 45 to 52 percent this year.
September 23, 2015
Flipping the classroom is particularly beneficial for women and students with low grades, according to a new study by researchers at Yale University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The findings emerge from five years' worth of data gathered from an upper-level biochemistry course first taught in a traditional setting, then flipped. Students in the flipped sections of the course scored 12 percent higher on exams than students in sections that used lectures, and the flipped sections also showed less of a gap between the exam scores earned by male and female students.
September 23, 2015
Cengage Learning is expanding its presence in the online program management market with the acquisition of ed-tech company Learning Objects and its learning platform, Difference Engine.
September 23, 2015
Study explores outcomes in Coursera's massive open online courses, suggesting many learners come away with tangible career and educational benefits.
September 21, 2015
The University of Maryland University College is spinning its Office of Analytics off to become HelioCampus, a company that will provide data analytics services to colleges that may not have those capabilities internally. UMUC has used data analytics to manage its massive student body, which last year totaled more than 84,000. The University System of Maryland Board of Regents approved the plan on Friday.

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