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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July 21, 2014
A report on MOOCs in Maryland classrooms delivers encouraging results, but faculty members say shaping a course around another instructor's content can be tricky.
July 18, 2014
After a “summer of non-announcements,” analysts see learning management systems struggling to evolve. Could the push come from open-source projects?  
July 17, 2014
Blackboard will soon offer a version of its learning management system, Learn, in the public cloud, the company announced on Wednesday during its annual conference in Las Vegas. During his morning keynote, CEO Jay Bhatt also previewed a redesigned user interface. The company is also packaging its products together, giving institutions access to products that Blackboard services that are often used together.
July 17, 2014
Not even six weeks after M.B.A. programs were found to be safe from the threat of massive open online courses, a new report from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has bad news for business schools.
July 16, 2014
Desire2Learn's learning management system now has a name: Brightspace. The company had previously referred to the system as its "integrated learning platform." The name change, along with partnerships with IBM, Microsoft and five major publishers, were announced during Desire2Learn's user conference in Nashville this week.
July 16, 2014
Academe may be less prepared than the finance, health care and manufacturing sectors to tackle cybersecurity breaches, according to a report from the network security provider ForeScout Technologies, Inc. After interviewing more than 1,600 IT staffers at organizations in the U.S.
July 15, 2014
Coursera has come under attack after an instructor conducted a social experiment on his students, but the MOOC provider is sticking with its hands-off policies, saying they promote academic freedom.
July 11, 2014
Eleven higher education and library groups join the growing chorus calling to protect the openness of the Internet.
July 9, 2014
Weeks after its annual gathering, Instructure, which produces Canvas, finds itself without a chief technology officer. Joel Dehlin's resignation came as a surprise to the company, said Devin Knighton, Instructure's director of public relations. The news was first reported by e-Literate. Dehlin joined the company in the summer of 2013. While the company searches for Dehlin's replacement, CTO duties will be handled by Instructure's vice presidents, Knighton said.
July 9, 2014
The "toughest anti-spam law in the world" goes into effect in Canada, and its repercussions may be felt at colleges and universities outside its borders.

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