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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Most Recent Articles

October 10, 2013
A national group of faculty leaders urges more scrutiny of private money in higher education to avoid a potential crisis down the road.
October 9, 2013
Desire2Learn on Tuesday announced an upgraded version of its learning management system has begun rolling out to the company’s roughly 750 clients.
October 8, 2013
Boards of trustees are spending more time debating how their institutions should invest in education technology, but many members say they feel unprepared to make those decisions.
October 8, 2013
Massive open online course providers Coursera and edX will this fall launch new initiatives to expand their platforms abroad.
October 4, 2013
As open-access journals search for a review process that preserves diversity and quality, a sting operation exploits the weaknesses of lax quality control.  
October 3, 2013
The number of malicious attacks colleges and universities are bombarded with has increased exponentially over the last decade, but so have institutions' means of fighting back.
October 2, 2013
Indiana University will spend $15 million to create accessible digital copies of "video, recorded music and other irreplaceable material" created at the institution since its founding in 1820, President Michael A. McRobbie announced Tuesday during his State of the University address.
October 2, 2013
Institutions that have so far experimented with massive open online courses have done so to improve the quality of education both in face-to-face courses and distance learning, even though many faculty members remain unconvinced that students taking MOOCs should be able to earn credits, a new survey by the American Council on Education and InsideTrack suggests.
October 1, 2013
With a combination of existing online courses, borrowed ideas and a little help from a private partner, the U. of Florida races to create a degree-granting online arm before the Jan. 1 launch date.
September 26, 2013
After months on the fence, Wake Forest University joins 2U's Semester Online consortium just as its fall pilot gets under way, but initial student interest at some institutions has been tepid.


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