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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April 15, 2016
College students are largely dissatisfied with their campus bookstores -- particularly with their prices, according to a study commissioned by bookstore service provider Akademos. The survey of 1,000 students at two- and four-year institutions found that 89 percent of respondents take the price tag into account when shopping for textbooks, and that 55 percent say prices as their college bookstores are too high.
April 14, 2016
The steep investment is preventing two-year institutions from creating massive open online courses, but SUNY Broome Community College found a way -- and a purpose for one.
April 13, 2016
Improving economy leads to lower enrollments at community colleges, report shows. Can online programs help stanch the flow?
April 13, 2016
College students will soon be able to pay for rides from Uber with a service from Blackboard. The technology company on Tuesday announced a partnership with the ride-hailing service that will let students use Transact, Blackboard's cashless payment application, when requesting a ride. Colleges, parents and students using Transact will be able to create accounts to be used exclusively for Uber payments.
April 11, 2016
At hybrid learning conference, participants discuss how to get students who signed up for a traditional liberal arts experience excited about online education.
April 7, 2016
Publisher Macmillan Learning on Wednesday announced it had acquired WriterKEY, an online tool that lets writing instructors leave detailed spoken and written feedback. WriterKEY also comes with analytics, plagiarism detection and a slew of other features. The publisher said it is testing WriterKEY this spring and will make it available for sale this fall.
April 7, 2016
In true innovation school form, the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation at the University of Southern California this spring sent out admission letters in the form of virtual reality videos. The video shows an imaginary student being welcomed into the garage, the school's workspace, and congratulated by current students. The video is viewable here -- for best results, open the website on a smartphone and plug it into a headset such as Gear VR or Google Cardboard.
April 5, 2016
Top students at the University of the People, a tuition-free online institution, will be eligible to transfer to the University of California at Berkeley to finish their bachelor's degrees. The two universities on Monday announced an articulation agreement under which UC Berkeley will consider UoPeople's top associate degree graduates for admission. This is the first agreement of its kind UoPeople has signed with a U.S.-based campus.
April 4, 2016
Study explores faculty members' views on scholarly communication, the use of information and the state of academic libraries and their concerns about students' research skills.
April 4, 2016
A U.S. district court judge has once again taken a look at three publishers' case against Georgia State University's e-reserve and ruled that, in 41 of 48 cases, no copyright infringement took place. The ruling, a 220-page walk-through that applies the four-part fair-use test to each of the 48 cases, is seen by copyright experts as a complicated decision that won't be of much help to universities in determining fair use, as it relies on revenue data not normally available.

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