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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July 15, 2016
President Obama this week joined the exclusive club of presidents who have also published in scholarly journals. Obama penned an article for the Journal of the American Medical Association on his signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act, and how lawmakers should build on it.
July 15, 2016
Seven member institutions of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities will participate in a three-year project to test adaptive courseware, the organization announced on Thursday.
July 15, 2016
Corporations are growing increasingly dissatisfied with their learning management systems, and many are looking to switch in the near future, according to a study by the Brandon Hall Group, a research and advisory services firm. Nearly half of the businesses surveyed (44 percent) said they are considering changing learning management systems in the next two years, up from 38 percent last year.
July 14, 2016
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Carla D. Hayden as the 14th librarian of Congress by a vote of 74 to 18. Hayden, formerly the CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, is the first woman and first African-American to hold the position.
July 13, 2016
The hype has some colleges wondering if now is the right time to jump in. High costs and development issues suggest the technology is still years away from making a difference.
July 12, 2016
A group of sociologists and librarians said on Saturday that they, in partnership with the Center for Open Science, will develop a new open-access archive for social science research. The archive, called SocArXiv, will let anyone upload, read and share academic papers, according to the announcement.
July 11, 2016
New York University at Shanghai experiments with educational videos to study how it can reach Chinese students online.
July 1, 2016
Blackboard's parent company, Providence Equity Partners, is acquiring the higher education financial company Higher One for $260 million. The acquisition is the latest move from Blackboard to expand its capacity to handle payments. The company has recently been boosting the capabilities of its own financial services provider, Transact. Providence Equity Partners is technically creating a subsidiary, Winchester Acquisition Corp., to complete the acquisition.
July 1, 2016
Even if they could cheat without being penalized, most students will take an honest stab at homework questions, study finds.
June 30, 2016
HathiTrust, the book digitization consortium and digital library housed at the University of Michigan, is making more than 14 million books available to blind and print-disabled readers. HathiTrust already offers services for readers with disabilities, but the organization is working with the National Federation of the Blind to expand those services to nonmembers.

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