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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November 3, 2016
The FBI and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday announced the arrest of a Phoenix-based man who attempted to gain access to more than 2,000 university email accounts at more than 75 colleges and universities. The U.S.
November 2, 2016
Georgia Tech, having enrolled thousands of students in its well-regarded online master's degree program in computer science, expands its experiments with low-cost online education for undergraduates.
November 1, 2016
Former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren attacks libraries and other construction projects for driving up student debt. Librarians are not amused.
November 1, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education's rule regulating colleges that offer online education programs to students in other states may not go into effect until 2018. The department released a new draft of the rule in June and began collecting comments a month later. For the rule to have gone into effect next July, however, the department would have had to issue the final rule before Nov. 1.
November 1, 2016
Video captioning helps more than students with disabilities, according to a new study by 3Play Media and the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit. In a survey of 2,124 college students at 15 public and private nonprofit institutions, the researchers found three-quarters of respondents who turn on captions use them as a learning aid. About half of the surveyed students (52 percent) who use captions said they improve their comprehension of course work.
October 28, 2016
Diversity, collaboration, personalization and professional development are on the IT organization's five-year to-do list. Don't worry -- exhibit hall magicians aren't going away.
October 27, 2016
At technology conference, finalists in a competition to solve higher education's big issues focus on the need for all-in-one solutions. Who will win?
October 26, 2016
Campus Computing Survey finds lingering IT budget issues dating to the financial crisis colliding with demands for new technology and services.
October 25, 2016
The MIT libraries should focus on its four "pillars" -- community and relationships, discovery and use, stewardship and sustainability, and research and development -- to reimagine itself as an "open global platform," according to a preliminary report published Monday.
October 25, 2016
An associate professor at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand last week was surprised to find he had scored a speaking slot to present his paper during the International Conference on Atomic and Nuclear Physics. The professor, Christoph Bartneck, had written the paper, titled "Atomic Energy Will Have Been Available to a Single Source," almost entirely through the autocomplete function on his iPhone.


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