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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January 13, 2015
William Mitchell College of Law's hybrid J.D. program -- the first of its kind to be approved by the American Bar Association -- launched on Monday with 85 students. The four-year program blends online courses with nine scheduled campus visits and externships in the students' communities. The college also offers a traditional J.D. program.
January 9, 2015
A federal appeals court has decided it won't rehear a case on whether or not Georgia State University's e-reserves violate publishers' copyright, setting up the possibility for a Supreme Court showdown over fair use.
January 9, 2015
Elsevier is inviting the research community to help the publisher build an open-access journal covering all disciplines, scheduled to launch later this year.
January 7, 2015
The online education market showed "no discernible growth" between the fall of 2012 and 2013, according to a preliminary analysis of the federal government's data on students enrolled in distance education courses.
January 7, 2015
U.S. News & World Report continues to tweak its ranking of online programs, but critics say the publication's claims about their importance go too far.
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.


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