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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January 14, 2015
Students in edX's Entrepreneurship 101 and 102 courses have a new reason to tough out the 12 to 16 weeks it takes to complete the MOOCs -- $1,000 in Amazon Web Services credit. The $1,000 is the latest incentive used by the massive open online course provider to boost completion rates, which often linger in the single percentage points. Speaking to The Harvard Crimson, course instructor William K.
January 14, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy will give $25 million to a cybersecurity education consortium consisting of 13 historically black colleges and universities and two national labs, the White House announced on Tuesday. Vice President Biden will announce the grants, spaced out over five years, during an event in Norfolk, Va., on Thursday.
January 13, 2015
William Mitchell College of Law's hybrid J.D. program -- the first of its kind to be approved by the American Bar Association -- launched on Monday with 85 students. The four-year program blends online courses with nine scheduled campus visits and externships in the students' communities. The college also offers a traditional J.D. program.
January 9, 2015
A federal appeals court has decided it won't rehear a case on whether or not Georgia State University's e-reserves violate publishers' copyright, setting up the possibility for a Supreme Court showdown over fair use.
January 9, 2015
Elsevier is inviting the research community to help the publisher build an open-access journal covering all disciplines, scheduled to launch later this year.
January 7, 2015
U.S. News & World Report continues to tweak its ranking of online programs, but critics say the publication's claims about their importance go too far.
January 7, 2015
The online education market showed "no discernible growth" between the fall of 2012 and 2013, according to a preliminary analysis of the federal government's data on students enrolled in distance education courses.
December 19, 2014
The digital learning consortium Unizin has added three new founding members: Ohio State University, Penn State University and the University of Iowa. The consortium, which was announced in June, aims to help universities make common decisions about infrastructure to support digital learning. With Thursday's additions, Unizin's group of founding members is up to 10 institutions.
December 18, 2014
A national effort to simplify regulations for distance education providers adds 18 members in less than a year. Can it sustain its momentum?
December 17, 2014
Retraction Watch, a blog that tracks retractions of scholarly articles, will expand its coverage thanks to a $400,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. In a blog post, the founder Ivan Oransky said the grant will fund the creation of a "comprehensive and freely available database of retractions," so researchers can check if a paper they plan to cite has been retracted.


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