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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February 2, 2017
Study finds that giving students timely feedback about their performance in a class can benefit students with lower grades.
January 31, 2017
Law students in North Carolina who bought Apple's latest MacBook Pro laptop need to disable its signature feature in order to take the state bar exam, the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners has decided. Apple last year introduced an updated version of the laptop that on some models replaces the standard row of function keys with a touch bar -- a small, touch-sensitive OLED display that changes depending on which application is being used.
January 31, 2017
Textbooks aren't selling like they used to, but a new business model that has led to increased access to course materials and lower costs at some universities is beginning to take shape.
January 30, 2017
Michael B. Eisen, the professor of genetics, genomics and development at the University of California at Berkeley who helped found the Public Library of Science (PLOS), said last week that he intends to run for the U.S. Senate in 2018. Speaking to Nature, Eisen said there is a need for scientists to be represented in the Senate.
January 27, 2017
Stanford University, Vanderbilt University and the University of California, Berkeley, are some of the recent institutions to see anti-Semitic fliers appear in campus printers and fax machines. The fliers feature swastikas and say "Samiz.dat [a reference to Soviet-era type of dissent] …. It’s almost here, we take power on the 20th," according to an NBC affiliate station in the San Francisco Bay Area.
January 26, 2017
Some colleges cancel their contracts with online education provider after double-digit price hikes, saying the company is pricing itself out of the higher education market.
January 24, 2017
Hackers are locking colleges’ data away and demanding payment to return it. But paying the ransom raises new issues, experts say.
January 20, 2017
Study finds completing a 10-minute activity at the beginning of a MOOC can lead to significantly improved outcomes for certain at-risk learners.
January 18, 2017
Pearson will later this month cut rental prices for more than 2,000 ebooks by up to 50 percent, the company said on Wednesday. This fall Pearson will also make its 50 most popular titles available through a new print rental program. The rental programs will be available through many of the retailers Pearson already works with, the company said in a press release.
January 18, 2017
Librarian removes controversial list of "predatory" journals and publishers, reportedly in response to "threats and politics."


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