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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November 4, 2014
Nearly two-thirds of all colleges and universities are using a customer relationship management system for services such as admissions and recruitment, but only one-quarter of institutions say they are fully taking advantage of those systems, according to a report from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
November 4, 2014
Faculty members are generally satisfied with quality of open educational resources, according to a new report, even though most instructors still aren't aware of OER.
November 3, 2014
eVersity, the University of Arkansas System's fully online institution, will be partly funded by a loan from the system's reserves, the Board of Trustees decided on Friday. The board last month approved a $5 million loan but tabled the source of the funds. In an email, a spokesman said the system will also issue a request for proposals from other financial institutions that could fund eVersity.
October 30, 2014
Lynn U.'s tablet revolution marches on. Its next initiative: affordable online degree programs delivered exclusively through iPads -- at tuition rates that are a fraction of what the university regularly charges.
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
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.  

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