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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January 27, 2017
Stanford University, Vanderbilt University and the University of California, Berkeley, are some of the recent institutions to see anti-Semitic fliers appear in campus printers and fax machines. The fliers feature swastikas and say "Samiz.dat [a reference to Soviet-era type of dissent] …. It’s almost here, we take power on the 20th," according to an NBC affiliate station in the San Francisco Bay Area.
January 26, 2017
Some colleges cancel their contracts with online education provider Lynda.com after double-digit price hikes, saying the company is pricing itself out of the higher education market.
January 24, 2017
Hackers are locking colleges’ data away and demanding payment to return it. But paying the ransom raises new issues, experts say.
January 20, 2017
Study finds completing a 10-minute activity at the beginning of a MOOC can lead to significantly improved outcomes for certain at-risk learners.
January 18, 2017
Pearson will later this month cut rental prices for more than 2,000 ebooks by up to 50 percent, the company said on Wednesday. This fall Pearson will also make its 50 most popular titles available through a new print rental program. The rental programs will be available through many of the retailers Pearson already works with, the company said in a press release.
January 18, 2017
A former IT employee for the American College of Education, a for-profit college based in Indianapolis, locked thousands of students out of email and course materials by changing the password of a Google account after he was fired, according to a lawsuit filed by the institution. The Indianapolis Star reported that the former employee, Triano Williams, is asking for $200,000 and a reference from the college to fix the issue.
January 18, 2017
Librarian removes controversial list of "predatory" journals and publishers, reportedly in response to "threats and politics."
January 17, 2017
Study suggests digital models can help medical schools, which face a shortage of cadavers, teach students human anatomy.
January 16, 2017
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation becomes the most recent grant-making organization to require recipients to make findings publicly available, a further shift toward transparency in research funding.
January 13, 2017
Researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday released the latest version of an ongoing study to analyze the learners in massive open online courses on edX, which the two institutions founded. The study was first released in 2014. The 2017 version contains information about the 4.5 million learners who have participated in edX MOOCs since 2012. Findings include:

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