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, 2015
The Jefferson Education Accelerator, an effort by the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education to help efficacious educational technology companies, has found its first partner company: the online learning platform provider Echo360.
July 29, 2015
Educational technology giant Blackboard is exploring a sale, according to anonymous sources who spoke to Reuters. The company, which develops the learning management system Learn and a host of other products, is reportedly seeking a deal of around $3 billion.
July 29, 2015
A study by a Chapman University professor suggests instructors could actually help students by defending their record on RateMyProfessors.com.
July 28, 2015
The Major League Soccer regular season still has another three months left, but professional soccer players may already want to consider if their off-season plans include studies at Southern New Hampshire University. The institution on Monday announced an exclusive partnership with the league to offer scholarships for players, internships for students and support for community initiatives to boost youth interest in soccer.
July 24, 2015
Consumer-facing technology and emerging markets lead the way as investments in ed-tech companies yet again reach an all-time high. But who isn't being funded?
July 22, 2015
Davidson College releases blended learning modules on edX to help high school students and teachers tackle the trickiest questions on Advanced Placement tests.
July 22, 2015
College students spent less on textbooks in fall 2014 than they did in 2009, even though they bought just as many course materials, according to a study released by the National Association of College Stores. That development is fueled by a number of factors, including the rise of open educational resources, the growth of the rental textbook market and growing faculty awareness of the cost of course materials. Overall student spending on course materials continued its steady decline last academic year.
July 21, 2015
Michigan State University this month opened the Center for Legal Services Innovation, an initiative within the university's College of Law that plans to use data to improve the legal profession. The interdisciplinary center, known as LegalRnD, will host "hackathons" to improve the delivery of legal services and -- as the name suggests -- engage in research and development.
July 17, 2015
West Virginia U searches for a first-of-its-kind "Wikipedian-in-residence" to increase the number of women contributors to the online encyclopedia.
July 15, 2015
Business professors find another use for software created to help them teach case studies: preventing students from skimming.

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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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