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 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
The U.S. Department of Education has a response to colleges and universities confused by how they are supposed to count students enrolled in distance education courses: Read the instructions.
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.  
October 17, 2014
Blackboard will stop supporting the learning management system Angel, which the company acquired in 2009, on Oct. 15, 2016, according to Pennsylvania State University. Blackboard had plans to drop support for Angel in October 2014, but chose in early 2012 to extend support indefinitely.
October 17, 2014
Survey shows the gender gap among chief information security officers is likely to widen, not narrow.  
October 16, 2014
A university and its learning management system provider sue each other for breach of contract.
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
The technology training company General Assembly will develop competency-based credentials in partnership with companies such as 2U, GE, and PayPal. The GA Credentialing Network, launched on Wednesday, hopes to help employers find talented new employees, as students can only earn the credentials after showing they have mastered certain competencies. The credentials will be available free next year.
October 16, 2014
The Minerva Project, the startup university that aims to out-elite the most prestigious institutions in the world, on Wednesday announced it has so far raised $49 million out of an anticipated $70 million of Series B funding. Three Chinese firms led the round, and the funds will be used to expand Minerva's offerings.
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.

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