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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September 16, 2016
Publisher John Wiley & Sons has acquired Ranku, an ed-tech start-up that helps colleges convert web traffic into applications. Ranku has worked with state universities to create an online marketplace where prospective students can easily browse and apply, collecting data about student interest that institutions can use to determine which online programs they should launch or expand. Terms of the acquisition were not announced.
September 15, 2016
The science press release database EurekAlert went off-line on Wednesday after a hacker gained access to the website and leaked embargoed news out of the University of Sussex and the University of Montreal. According to a message on the website, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which runs the website, on Sunday became aware of a Sept. 9 cyberattack that compromised usernames and passwords. Financial information was not stolen, the AAAS said.
September 14, 2016
Quality Matters, which offers quality assurance programs for online courses, is this fall expanding into online teaching certification. The organization has begun offering seven one- to two-week workshops that, when completed, award participants a Teaching Online Certificate attesting to their skills as effective online instructors. The Wednesday-to-Wednesday workshops, which cover topics such as assessment, course design and technology skills, are hosted every month, priced at $100 a week for members.
September 12, 2016
The University of California, San Francisco, last week came under fire for its decision to fire about 80 IT workers and replace them with services from the Indian IT company HCL Technologies, Computerworld reported. The $50 million, five-year contract with HCL is a cost-cutting measure, the university said, brought on by declining health care reimbursements and rising costs associated with the Affordable Care Act.
September 12, 2016
Report finds initiative fatigue and a lack of accountability, among other obstacles, are preventing colleges from improving student outcomes.
September 9, 2016
Virginia Tech and aviation start-up Project Wing will this fall test food delivery using unmanned flying vehicles, the university
September 9, 2016
New book examines how technology is changing education -- and whether that change is for the better.
September 8, 2016
Open educational resources could make up 12 percent of the market for textbooks and other course materials and 19 percent of supplemental materials within five years, according to a survey of OER users, traditional textbook users and industry experts conducted by Cengage Learning. Those shares are triple and quadruple, respectively, what they are today.
September 6, 2016
The organizers behind a conference on ethical use of student data this morning launched a web portal with papers and other resources exploring how data could be used in research about learning, applied to improve instruction and represented to reflect student accomplishments.
September 2, 2016
MIT experiments with instructor grading in massive open online courses as a way to expand teaching and learning opportunities for students and instructors.

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