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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April 17, 2015
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Online Education Policy Initiative, an offshoot of a recent task force on the institute's future, officially launched on Thursday. The initiative, which is funded by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will over the next nine months release reports, host workshops and lecture series, and eventually make recommendations about online learning. Sanjay E.
April 15, 2015
ResearchKit, Apple's software framework intended to turn smartphones and tablets into medical research tools, was on Tuesday made available to developers and researchers. Apple unveiled the open-source framework during an event last month, showing how researchers can design apps that regularly survey users or use the sensors in smartphones and tablets to gather data about breast cancer, diabetes and other diseases.
April 14, 2015
Yale U.'s hybrid physician assistant program hits an accreditation snag -- a win for critics who have wanted the program to be evaluated as a stand-alone offering.
April 13, 2015
Higher education software provider Ellucian's plans for the next two years include transitioning to the cloud and preparing for more colleges and universities to experiment with competency-based learning.
April 9, 2015
The researcher and library service provider makes another investment in simplifying the discovery of scholarly content with the addition of the Silicon Valley-based start-up.
April 8, 2015
The organization, which has helped liberal arts colleges integrate technology into their curriculums, faces an uncertain future.
April 7, 2015
The student services company Chegg on Monday announced its users will soon be able to subscribe to career counseling from InsideTrack. The counseling service, currently in beta, will launch next month. 
April 7, 2015
Boundless, the "textbook replacement" start-up that has looked to rebound from a lawsuit it settled with it the publishing industry, has been acquired by the education company Valore, the Boston Business Journal reported. Valore also owns a used textbook market and SimpleTuition, a student loan comparison tool.
April 3, 2015
Massive open online course provider edX on Thursday announced it had reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, ensuring that the platform will be made accessible to learners with disabilities.
April 2, 2015
An updated study of massive open online courses from Harvard U. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds diverse learner populations and interests -- and the need for more research.

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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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