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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June 18, 2015
U of Arizona plans to emphasize its land-grant status as it joins the state's other public universities in offering online degrees for undergraduates.
June 16, 2015
Ed-tech start-up Kadenze launches an online education platform specifically created for creative arts courses.
June 16, 2015
A coalition of disability studies scholars formulate guidelines to help publishers produce accessible books.
June 16, 2015
The University of Pennsylvania is expanding its lineup of free online courses by joining massive open online course provider edX. The university was one of the first to join Coursera, another MOOC provider, and has seen millions of learners enroll in its online courses since then.
June 12, 2015
The Association of American University Presses' sixth annual survey on digital book publishing finds presses are pursuing myriad strategies but balancing them against limited resources. Nearly all respondents, or 92 percent, are exploring digital ebook sales, but eight other strategies, from print on demand to ebook rentals, registered between 86 and 36 percent. Few university presses believe ebook sales will be a substantial revenue generator, however.
June 11, 2015
Critics are calling a new U of Florida admissions effort a "bait and switch," but officials say its purpose has been misunderstood. maybe make headline edgier? make main hed: "'Gater From the Get-Go'/Is for Most a No-Go" and then: "Critics are calling a new U of Florida online effort a "bait and switch,"  but officials say its aims have been misunderstood and that effort will grow." or something like that? -sj *Still thinking about headline -CS*
June 9, 2015
Textbook and student services provider Chegg is getting into the research business and is partnering with CSO Research to turn the Outcomes Survey into a national study of career outcomes for recent college graduates. Today, the survey is used at about 120 colleges and universities to collect information about graduates. The partnership aims to expand that scope to include more than 200,000 students.
June 8, 2015
Study examines whether students should text or tweet in class -- or put their smartphones down -- to improve their grades. The results aren't as anti-device as some professors might think.
June 5, 2015
Fewer and fewer students are buying their textbooks at the Bowdoin College bookstore, so the college is outsourcing its textbook center to Chegg.
June 4, 2015
James H. Shelton, former U.S. deputy secretary of education, is joining 2U as the online program management company's first chief impact officer. Shelton will absorb some of the duties previously handled by chief executive and operations officers Chip Paucek and Rob Cohen, such as university relations and program implementation, Paucek said in an interview.

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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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