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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September 2, 2015
U of Central Florida is using lecture-capture technology to enroll more students than can fit in its classrooms. But is a live stream a sufficient replacement for a face-to-face lecture?
September 2, 2015
Faculty members and librarians disagree on the importance of working together, according to a survey conducted by Library Journal and Gale, the library arm of Cengage Learning. The two organizations surveyed about 1,000 faculty members and librarians, finding that the latter group valued cooperation more strongly.
August 31, 2015
Inside Higher Ed explores JumpCourse, an online education platform, after a former university professor finds that a course lacks rigor or a sophisticated sense of its subject matter -- even as the American Council on Education vouches for its quality.
August 28, 2015
The University of Maryland University College will by fall 2016 be a textbook-free institution, the Associated Press reported. The university, which serves mainly adult students and members of the military, will replace the textbooks with open educational resources, a spokesperson said. The change will first apply to about 64,000 undergraduate students in more than 700 courses this fall, then graduate students in fall 2016.
August 27, 2015
Knewton on Wednesday opened its doors to what the company called the "world’s first and only open adaptive learning platform," making its technology broadly available to instructors and students. The adaptive learning company has grown its business by lending its technology to publishers and educational-technology companies, but the new platform signals a more direct-to-consumer approach.
August 26, 2015
Researchers at Harvard U and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology find a uniquely MOOC way of cheating.
August 25, 2015
Massive open online course platform Coursera has raised another $49.5 million in its most recent round of funding, a number that is expected to grow to $60 million this fall. The sum pushes Coursera well past the $100 million mark in total funding received, as the company stood at $85 million after its series B round, according to CrunchBase.
August 25, 2015
Apple has a new way of promoting its Apple Watch this fall: as a secret in-class communication device. According to 9to5Mac, retail workers are being encouraged to pitch the wearable to students as a means to sneak peeks at a screen without their instructor noticing.
August 25, 2015
Middlebury will sell its stake in for-profit online language learning provider, an initiative that never sat right with many faculty members. But future online education initiatives are in the works.
August 21, 2015
Bay Path University, a women's college, has expanded its enrollment by moving beyond its traditional student population. Can it find success online?

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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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