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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December 19, 2016
Students appear to have moved on from Yik Yak, once a prime app for anonymous gossip and racist comments -- a relief for administrators struggling to curb online bullying.
December 19, 2016
Dozens of universities and research organizations in Germany are preparing to live without access to full-text versions of scholarly journals published by Elsevier as they continue to pursue a joint licensing agreement. The Göttingen State and University Library last week notified its users that access to the 440 Elsevier journals it subscribes to will be limited starting next year.
December 19, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education on Friday released finalized rules detailing how to regulate colleges that offer distance education programs to students in other states. The rule, scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2018, requires colleges be authorized to operate in each state where their students reside.
December 16, 2016
Eight grant-making foundations on Thursday announced the formation of the Open Research Funders Group, an effort to promote sharing of articles and data between researchers and organizations. The founding members, the Alfred P.
December 14, 2016
Pearson on Tuesday released a list of 45 learning design principles under a Creative Commons license, giving away access to previously proprietary information about how the education company designs its products. In a press release, Pearson said it hopes the release will help other developers create more effective learning tools. The principles cover topics such as critical thinking, peer tutoring and universal design, among others.
December 14, 2016
Elsevier explains the thought process behind CiteScore, its new journal impact metrics. Critics worry about potential conflicts of interest.
December 14, 2016
After surviving an enrollment drop, a devastating fire and financial issues, small, private Lyon College hires nontraditional president known for working with technology in liberal education.
December 13, 2016
A coalition of academic and research library associations on Monday signed on to an effort to preserve electronic journals promoted by the Keepers Registry, a preservation initiative supported by the International Centre for the Registration of Serial Publications, EDINA, a data center at the University of Edinburgh, and the higher education IT organization Jisc.
December 12, 2016
Speakers at meeting for graduate deans warn about the pitfalls of big data-driven research.
December 9, 2016
Deakin University in Australia will next year offer graduate degrees and certificate programs through FutureLearn, the online learning platform owned by the Open University in the U.K. The university on Friday announced it would launch four master's degrees and two certificate programs on the platform in disciplines such as cybersecurity, information technology and financial planning. Like many universities that are experimenting with delivering education through massive open online courses, Deakin will let students test the programs before committing to them.


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