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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July 29, 2014
Duolingo, a language learning startup, wants to topple English proficiency test providers. First, it must convince its former home, Carnegie Mellon U., that the test works.
July 24, 2014
Grant recipients of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation round up their leadership teams -- and completed homework assignments -- and head to Washington for a nearly three-day workshop.
July 23, 2014
The digital learning consortium Unizin has named Amin Qazi as its founding CEO. In a statement, Unizin co-founder James Hilton, dean of libraries at the University of Michigan, said, “The academy is at a critical moment in the growth of digital education. In Amin we chose a leader who could span the technical, organizational, and economic needs that the Unizin service will provide for its members."
July 22, 2014
The California State U. System scales back plans to enroll a quarter of a million students through a centralized online portal -- a goal that failed to attract interest across its 23 campuses and that many professors questioned.
July 21, 2014
One week after 11 higher education and library groups presented their "net neutrality" principles, the organizations last Friday released their full comments in response to the Federal Communication Commission's notice of proposed rule-making.
July 21, 2014
A report on MOOCs in Maryland classrooms delivers encouraging results, but faculty members say shaping a course around another instructor's content can be tricky.
July 18, 2014
After a “summer of non-announcements,” analysts see learning management systems struggling to evolve. Could the push come from open-source projects?  
July 17, 2014
Blackboard will soon offer a version of its learning management system, Learn, in the public cloud, the company announced on Wednesday during its annual conference in Las Vegas. During his morning keynote, CEO Jay Bhatt also previewed a redesigned user interface. The company is also packaging its products together, giving institutions access to products that Blackboard services that are often used together.
July 17, 2014
Not even six weeks after M.B.A. programs were found to be safe from the threat of massive open online courses, a new report from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has bad news for business schools.
July 16, 2014
Academe may be less prepared than the finance, health care and manufacturing sectors to tackle cybersecurity breaches, according to a report from the network security provider ForeScout Technologies, Inc. After interviewing more than 1,600 IT staffers at organizations in the U.S.

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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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