Carl Straumsheim

Carl Straumsheim, Technology Reporter, 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 STRAWMS-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 17, 2014
Beginning next month, the massive open online course provider Udacity will cut the first O from the acronym and only offer MOCs. Founder Sebastian Thrun, whose "pivot" last year shifted the company's focus to corporate training, in a blog post announced Udacity will stop issuing free course completion certificates on May 16.
April 16, 2014
Maryland fires off letters to large and small distance education providers alike in an attempt to find out who's teaching students in the state. Is this quality control or protectionism?
April 15, 2014
Florida International University prepares a prior learning assessment pilot in anticipation of granting credit for massive open online courses.
April 11, 2014
Library directors at liberal arts colleges see an opportunity for a new open access publisher, even though most faculty members say they are satisfied with the current state of academic publishing.
April 10, 2014
The Kansas workgroup tasked to create a new social media policy doubles down on academic freedom in its finalized proposal. But will the regents who wanted to regulate social media use go along?
April 9, 2014
Broward College, in the middle of revamping its recruitment process, finds paper prospect cards still matter.
April 7, 2014
For international students and structured group settings, social media can be more of a benefit than a distraction, speakers at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting argue.
April 4, 2014
Diana G. Oblinger, president and CEO of the higher education information technology organization Educause, on Thursday announced she will retire in March 2015. Oblinger has been involved in the organization's leadership for a decade, also serving as vice president between 2004 and 2008.
April 4, 2014
A former University of Tennessee staffer takes the institution to court over online comments about a dirty microwave oven.
April 3, 2014
The online education provider's for-credit, online course pooling consortium will disband by the end of the summer.

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November 22, 2013
A conference on online learning promises "A Universe of Opportunities," and attendees interested in faculty development are getting their money's worth.
August 23, 2013
For colleges and other organizations promoting alternative paths to degrees, the president's speech was validation they have wanted.
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