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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October 16, 2014
Three weeks after the massive open online course provider asked its university partners to produce career-focused content, Coursera on Wednesday introduced 18 new Specializations in topics ranging from digital marketing to healthcare informatics. Students can complete the Specializations -- which usually consist of a handful of connected courses and a capstone project -- for a Specialization Certificate.
October 16, 2014
A university and its learning management system provider sue each other for breach of contract.
October 14, 2014
KualiCo acquires parts of rSmart, a longtime supporter of the community project. Meanwhile, other commercial affiliates are waiting to see where they fit into the picture.
October 14, 2014
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, with a new executive director and more than $700 million at its disposal, embraces technology to help low-income students.
October 10, 2014
Students at University College London have been inundated by spam emails after the institution's president, Michael Arthur, appeared to accidentally send all students a one-word email. The email, which read "bello!" reached more than 29,000 students, and with a simple click of "Reply All," any student could respond to the entire student population. In a statement, the university said Arthur was not behind the original email, and that it was working to stop the spam messages.
October 9, 2014
Research libraries should step up their advocacy efforts and pressure government agencies to overhaul their outdated record-keeping practices, speakers at library conference argue.
October 8, 2014
A slew of education and technology companies, among them Follett, Knewton and Microsoft, on Tuesday pledged to not sell student data or use it for targeted advertising. Although not aimed specifically at higher education, some of the companies that signed the K-12 School Service Provider Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy, including Microsoft, said the pledge extends to students in postsecondary education.
October 8, 2014
New Jersey residents will get an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and other credentials through six public libraries, thanks to a partnership with Thomas Edison State College and Gale, the publisher owned by Cengage. The initiative, known as Career Online High School, promises scholarships for qualified applicants, who will be paired with academic coaches.
October 7, 2014
Both Arizona State University and Starbucks are reporting a rush of new applicants after the coffee giant announced it would reimburse employees who took their junior and senior years through the institution's online arm. The university has already accepted 1,800 Starbucks employees (whom it referred to as "partners" in a press release), among whom about 1,000 have enrolled in the second fall session.
October 7, 2014
With more scholars starting their research outside the university library, how can institutions best help faculty members and students find scholarly content?

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