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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May 11, 2016
The file-hosting service Dropbox is launching a new deployment option specifically for colleges and universities. More than 4,000 institutions already use the company's cloud-based storage solutions for businesses, but the company saw an opportunity to launch a separate offering for educational institutions, said Jason Katcher, who leads Dropbox's education efforts. While Dropbox for Business customers pay $149 a year per user, Dropbox Education is priced at $49.
May 10, 2016
Start-up uses data analytics to tackle information overload among researchers and publishers in science, medical and technical fields.
May 6, 2016
Controversial article argues digital humanities scholars are -- intentionally or not -- leading a "neoliberal takeover" of colleges and universities.
May 5, 2016
James H. Shelton, former U.S. deputy secretary of education, will join the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to lead the philanthropic limited liability company's ed-tech efforts. Shelton, who served in a similar role for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, joins the initiative after a one-year stint as chief impact officer with the online program management company 2U.
May 5, 2016
Instructional designers do more than their title suggests, a new report found. In addition to creating online courses, a majority of the 853 instructional designers surveyed by the strategy and design firm Intentional Futures said they manage projects and train faculty members on a daily basis. The survey, which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, also found that a lack of faculty buy-in is the top issue facing instructional designers -- more so than a lack of time and other resources.
May 3, 2016
Chegg on Monday took yet another step to expand its product offerings away from textbooks with the acquisition of Imagine Easy Solutions, the company behind bibliography-generation websites such as BibMe, CitationMachine and EasyBib. The acquisition is the latest in a series for Chegg, which over the last several years has focused itself around student services.
May 3, 2016
Higher education groups say Education Department's proposed rules on teacher preparation program discriminate against distance education providers.
May 2, 2016
James G. Neal, the former vice president for information services and university librarian at Columbia University, on Friday was narrowly elected the next president of the American Library Association.
April 29, 2016
Penn State U's World Campus plans further changes to its faculty development efforts after an online teaching certificate program became a surprise hit among graduate students.
April 27, 2016
Online master's program in computer science -- a much-watched attempt to apply the MOOC model to for-credit programs -- may not be the big revenue generator the institute projected it would be, but administrators deem it a success and plan to expand it.


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