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 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 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.
April 27, 2016
Faculty members and other employees in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System won't have to present their personal cell phones and other devices for inspection after all, The Star Tribune reported.
April 25, 2016
Business, housing and IT administrators say they expect the cost of providing wireless network services will continue to climb, even as fewer of them believe their budgets will grow to keep up.
April 25, 2016
Decision to grant a publisher the right to print the writings of Aaron Swartz -- viewed by some as a martyr of the open-access movement -- sets off a debate about copyright.
April 21, 2016
The University of Florida will this fall let its fully online students pay an optional fee to get at least parts of a traditional college experience. For about $46 a credit hour, students enrolled in the online degree programs offered through UF Online will be able to access recreation centers, ride the campus shuttle, buy discounted tickets to athletic events, use university health services and more. Evangeline J. Tsibris Cummings, executive director of UF Online, said the fee package is intended for online students who have relocated to Gainesville.

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