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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July 26, 2017
Administrators at Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they are “floored” by the quality of students in its half online, half in-person master's degree program. Expansion plans are in the works.
July 14, 2017
The University of California, Los Angeles, is planning a major expansion in the online certificate and graduate degree markets that it hopes will reach as many as 15,000 students by early next decade. Wayne Smutz, dean of continuing education and UCLA Extension, said in a statement that UCLA is in the planning stages to launch UCLA Global Online, which will offer for-credit courses and programs, as well as certificate programs from the university’s extension arm. Smutz will serve as UCLA Global Online’s founding dean.
July 12, 2017
Open, online peer review attracts fewer and lower-quality reviews, a study by the British Journal of Surgery found. The journal in 2015 invited 7,000 researchers to review 110 manuscripts, but fewer than half of them -- 44 -- received at least one review. Comparing the online reviews to conventional reviews of the same manuscripts, a team of editors and editorial assistants found the former were of significantly lower quality.
July 11, 2017
The Rice University-based free textbook publisher is the latest in the industry to pair its own course content with an online learning platform.
July 10, 2017
University of Michigan adds an automated text-analysis tool to a growing program intended to give more students a chance to learn through writing.
July 5, 2017
EAB, a research and technology services company, says the time is right for an enterprise-level “student success management system.” Other vendors wonder what took them so long.
June 14, 2017
Coursera's chief executive officer, Rick Levin, is stepping down, the online education provider said Tuesday. Levin, a former president of Yale University, joined Coursera in 2014 and will shift to a senior adviser role, according to a spokesperson. Under Levin, Coursera raised more than $100 million in equity funding and expanded both geographically and into new forms of credentials.
June 13, 2017
Scholarly database JSTOR explores -- through a white paper and prototypes -- how to redesign the scholarly monograph for digital reading.
June 12, 2017
New Facebook features intended for developers could, if expanded, turn the social networking site into an online learning platform.
June 9, 2017
The Canadian province of Ontario will invest about $740,000 (one million Canadian dollars) toward developing free online textbooks, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development said this week.


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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