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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March 6, 2015
Massive open online course provider Coursera this week drew the ire of some translators on Twitter after claiming "that the quality of the Coursera's Global Volunteer Translator Community... is better than a professional translator." The roughly 5,600 volunteer members of the community help translate lecture video subtitles.
March 6, 2015
Researchers at the University of the West of England and the humanitarian organization Oxfam are testing on the streets of Bristol a new urinal intended for refugee camps. The urinal uses urine to power microbial fuel cell stacks, which in turn generate electricity. To ensure the prototype sees plenty of traffic, the urinal is "conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar," the university said in a press release.
March 6, 2015
I.T. leaders at colleges and universities need to be both master communicators and visionaries, team builders and persuaders, coaches and ambassadors -- and much more, according to Educause and Jisc, two higher education I.T. organizations that on Thursday presented a model for effective I.T. leadership.
March 5, 2015
Do you think most fully online students are enrolled at for-profit institutions? Read on.
March 4, 2015
Cengage Learning and Greenwood Hall on Tuesday announced a partnership that will see the two companies work together on products and services aimed at students.
March 4, 2015
The New York Times announces a new education initiative, almost three years after it shut down its last major effort.
March 2, 2015
Faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon University who last weekend clicked on a link in an e-mail titled "Your salary raise information" were disappointed when they didn't find a pay increase but an attempt to steal their personal information. The university has since warned the campus community against the phishing scam and locked down the compromised accounts, WPXI reported. 
March 2, 2015
Canada's three largest funding agencies on Friday released joint guidelines to ensure open-access publication of the research they support. Called the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications, the guidelines will require all peer-reviewed publicly funded research be made available for free online within 12 months of publication.
February 27, 2015
Colleges and universities face few options to curb inappropriate behavior on Snapchat. Some have turned to educating students about responsible social media use.
February 27, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to regulate the Internet as a public utility, a major win for the "net neutrality" advocates -- including higher education groups -- that lobbied the agency to ban paid traffic prioritization on the Internet. In a separate vote, the F.C.C. also overturned laws that banned municipal broadband providers from expanding their coverage.

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