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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October 29, 2014
Oct. 29, 2014 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2014 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology examined the views of faculty members and academic technology administrators on online education and a range of other technology-related issues. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.  Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On Nov. 18, Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and Carl Straumsheim conducted a free webinar analyzing the survey's findings and answering readers' questions. To view the webinar, please click here. The survey was made possible in part by financial support from Blackboard, Pearson and Sonic Foundry.
October 28, 2014
Blackboard announces a new end-of-life date for Angel, intensifying the competition among learning management system providers to win over the institutions still using the legacy system.
October 27, 2014
The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs are having a productive year on the football field, and the success is taking a toll on the institution's pyrotechni
October 27, 2014
Adobe patches a security vulnerability in its ereader software, but some users still regard the data Digital Editions collects about them with suspicion.
October 22, 2014
Campuses in the the University of Arkansas System balk at the idea of paying the startup costs of an online institution that is missing its own fund-raising target and may one day compete for their students.
October 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education has a response to colleges and universities confused by how they are supposed to count students enrolled in distance education courses: Read the instructions.
October 20, 2014
Federal appeals court rejects a "one-size-fits-all" rule for determining fair use, but proponents see a broader endorsement of the legal concept in higher education.  
October 17, 2014
Blackboard will stop supporting the learning management system Angel, which the company acquired in 2009, on Oct. 15, 2016, according to Pennsylvania State University. Blackboard had plans to drop support for Angel in October 2014, but chose in early 2012 to extend support indefinitely.
October 17, 2014
Survey shows the gender gap among chief information security officers is likely to widen, not narrow.  
October 16, 2014
The Minerva Project, the startup university that aims to out-elite the most prestigious institutions in the world, on Wednesday announced it has so far raised $49 million out of an anticipated $70 million of Series B funding. Three Chinese firms led the round, and the funds will be used to expand Minerva's offerings.

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