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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March 16, 2016
Study looks at the reasons why people pirate scholarly articles from peer-to-peer research sharing communities -- it's more convenience than ideology.
March 16, 2016
Ohio's distance learning clearinghouse, ilearnOhio, will shut down next academic year because of a lack of state funding, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The clearinghouse, which is run by Ohio State University, offers online courses, digital course materials and training resources aimed at K-12 students and teachers.
March 15, 2016
Faculty members at Texas university raise questions about whether they are being monitored after administrators show up in their course rosters.
March 11, 2016
A jury in Oakland, Calif., earlier this month decided the University of the Incarnate Word does not need to pay $10 million in damages to Learning Technology Partners, its former learning management provider. UIW and the company sued each other in 2014 over breach of contract after the private Catholic institution experienced performance issues with the learning management system and decided to stop using it. Learning Technology Partners, meanwhile, said the performance issues were related to students at the university using the system in "unauthorized" ways.
March 10, 2016
The National Endowment for the Humanities will through a new grant program support projects that document or digitally reconstruct at-risk cultural heritage materials. The program is a response to the many threats -- including natural disasters, mismanagement and war -- facing cultural sites, the federal agency said in an announcement. Projects that may qualify for the grant include database development, digitization and training programs, among others.
March 10, 2016
Universities and nonprofits are building a "preservation ecosystem" to ensure today's research can benefit scholars of the future.
March 4, 2016
The College Board is honoring the death of SAT words -- infamously esoteric words that high school students memorize for the test and forget soon after -- with a special crossword puzzle in The New York Times. The launch of the puzzle coincides with the debut of a revised version of the test, which will be given for the first time on Saturday.
March 4, 2016
OpenStax, the Rice University-backed publisher, is partnering with textbook distributor NACSCORP to get its free textbooks into the hands of more students. The two organizations will offer faculty members the ability to customize OpenStax's textbooks with their own materials, as well as combining them with materials found in books published by Dover Publications, through an online portal known as the Affordable Custom Content Enhancement System (ACCES).
March 2, 2016
Study shows certain types of emails often go unread by students -- but social media isn't the reason why.
March 1, 2016
The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are partnering to encourage more scholars to pursue digital-first research projects, the organizations announced on Monday.

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