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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October 14, 2015
Oct. 14, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology explored the views of instructors (and campus administrators who oversee digital learning) on a range of timely issues. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and Carl Straumsheim will conduct a free webinar analyzing the survey's findings and answering readers' questions. To register for the webinar, please click here. The survey was made possible in part by financial support from Mediasite, the Learning House and Academic Partnerships.
October 13, 2015
Colleges that jumped on the MOOC bandwagon early on are looking to expand their efforts. Why are many of the ones that started with Coursera turning to edX?
October 12, 2015
Instructure, the company behind the learning management system Canvas, on Friday filed for its initial public offering. Rumors about the company's intent to go public surfaced in August, when Reuters reported Instructure had already filed the paperwork. The company's filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is available here.
October 8, 2015
Members of the Association of Research Libraries pitch ideas about the future of the field during the "first inaugural 'hunchery.'" Holograms ensue.
October 8, 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology will explore stackable credentials and massive open online courses as an alternative path to earning a master's degree.
October 7, 2015
A wave of consolidation hit the library market on Tuesday as both ProQuest and Bibliotecha announced major acquisitions. ProQuest will acquire Ex Libris, which provides technology solutions for libraries, and Bibliotecha will take over 3M's library division.
October 6, 2015
Pearson, which has partnered with several dozen colleges in the U.S. and a handful in Australia to take their programs online, last week announced its first such partner in the U.K.: the University of Exeter. The university expects to have its first online courses live by fall 2016, according to a press release.
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
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.


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