Carl Straumsheim

Carl Straumsheim, Technology Correspondent, 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 STROMS-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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October 10, 2016
The course material provider Rafter has shut down, according to a message on the company's website. Rafter spun off from the textbook rental company BookRenter and became an early provider of flat-fee course material services that allowed colleges to include the cost of textbooks in tuition, ensuring access to all students.
October 7, 2016
The University of Illinois's iMBA program offers encouraging news about the viability of graduate degrees built on MOOCs.
October 6, 2016
New book explores what it means to be a scholar at a moment when every aspect of life in academe is being changed by technology.
October 5, 2016
The Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences has retracted its retraction notice of an article after the journal discovered it had been wrongfully retracted, Retraction Watch reported. A different article by the same author has now been retracted.
October 4, 2016
An exploding smartphone on Monday prompted the evacuation of a building at Rowan College of Burlington County in Pemberton, N.J., CBS Philadelphia reported. The smartphone in question was not a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which was subject to a global recall following several battery explosions, but an iPhone 6 Plus. The phone was reportedly turned off when it caught fire in the student's back pocket.
October 4, 2016
Most faculty members and students think digital course materials will dominate the classrooms of the future, even though they at the moment prefer to learn from physical textbooks, a study by the market research firm Penn Schoen Berland and education company Pearson found.
October 3, 2016
The University of Texas System teams up with Salesforce to turn its learning platform into a learning relationship management system.
September 29, 2016
Reduced state funding is preventing colleges from improving student outcomes, but so are institutional challenges such as a lack of collaboration between departments and resistance from faculty members, a survey of college leaders found.
September 28, 2016
Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday announced a goal of saving the state's college students $5 million a year by replacing commercial textbooks with open educational resources.
September 28, 2016
Education company Cengage Learning on Tuesday announced it had acquired WebAssign, a homework platform provider that spun off from North Carolina State University. In its announcement, Cengage positioned WebAssign as a third offering alongside MindTap, its learning platform, and the online program management service provider Learning Objects.


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