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 25, 2014
All but 22 of the University of Florida Online's roughly 1,000 students are adult learners. How can the university sell going to college online to high school graduates?
September 24, 2014
Lynn U., halfway through dropping its learning management system for iTunes U, develops its own software where Apple's falls short.
September 23, 2014
Educause launches a Gates Foundation-backed initiative to identify how the learning management system market needs to evolve.
September 18, 2014
After aggressive expansion in Asia, the massive open online course provider Coursera on Wednesday announced that the University of São Paulo and the State University of Campinas will become the platform's first Brazilian partner institutions. The two universities will create courses in Portuguese to be featured on R7, a Brazilian web portal.
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 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 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
After long-running disagreements about how to run its library, Wesleyan U. fires its university librarian.
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.


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