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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September 17, 2014
Chegg on Tuesday continued to branch off from textbook rentals with the launch of an online college counseling platform. The service starts at $24 an hour, but members of I'm First, a community for first-generation college students, can receive two hours free of charge. Chegg also offers homework help and career search services.
September 17, 2014
Oakwood University will next month launch the first massive open online course developed by a historically black institution. “World Religions, an Occupational Approach,” which begins Oct.
September 16, 2014
Grants for digital humanities projects serve as established tradition as the new chairman for the National Endowment for the Humanities welcomes grant recipients to the agency's new home in Washington.
September 12, 2014
A multinational company, a corporate training provider and five universities expand their program to address the skills gap in aerospace engineering.
September 11, 2014
Learning management system provider Blackboard has simplified how it licenses its smartphone app Mobile Learn. Colleges and universities can license the app for use across the institution, or they can leave it up to individual instructors and students, for whom the price for the app is $1.99. Previously, the app cost $1.99 a year, or $5.99 for life.
September 11, 2014
On a typical day of classes, college students are still more likely to use a laptop than a tablet or smartphone, according to a survey on mobile device use sponsored by Pearson. The survey, conducted by Harris Poll, found smartphone use growing almost as common as laptop use, however. Nearly nine in 10 students surveyed, or 89 percent, used a laptop on a regular basis, compared to 83 percent who said they used a smartphone.
September 11, 2014
After long-running disagreements about how to run its library, Wesleyan U. fires its university librarian.
September 9, 2014
An email address from a prestigious university and access to its library and other services can now be yours for the low, low price of 16 cents! But wait -- there’s more!
September 8, 2014
The University of Maryland University College needs to change to stay alive. But so far the university can only agree on what it doesn’t want to change into.
September 4, 2014
EdCast, a new online education platform provider, wants to use open-source software to help institutions teach courses to on-campus and online students all at once.

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