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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August 15, 2014
Desire2Learn, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company behind the learning management system BrightSpace, on Thursday announced an $85 million financing haul. The company has already raised $80 million from a previous round. An unnamed "large institutional asset manager" led the round, according to a company press release.
August 14, 2014
Quality Matters, which conducts quality assurance in online courses, spun off from the MarylandOnline consortium and has operated independently since July 1, the nonprofit announced on Wednesday. The program was founded by the consortium in 2003. The organization also announced the formation of a board of directors, chaired by Darrow Neves, the chief information officer at the Community College of Baltimore County.
August 14, 2014
Amazon aims to become the de facto bookstore at Purdue University, and the retailer has more university partnerships in the works.
August 13, 2014
Google Classroom, the search giant's lightweight learning management system, is now available to any institution that uses the company's Apps for Education. Classroom launched as a limited preview in May and adds a layer of course management on top of Google's productivity suite, which includes apps such as Gmail and Docs.
August 13, 2014
After five years and millions of dollars spent, the U. of California system hopes its online education initiative strikes the right balance between autonomy and centralization.
August 7, 2014
U. of Wisconsin at Madison's second round of MOOCs will feature smaller, more focused courses that target local learners -- and activities beyond the last day of class.
August 5, 2014
Despite last week's scare with the software provider ExamSoft, boards of law examiners will continue to rely on outsourced services.
August 4, 2014
U. of Texas at Austin faces blowback against a plan to limit access to its "first class" network -- and force those who exceed bandwidth limits to endure almost unusable speeds.
July 31, 2014
Senators Ed Markey and Orrin Hatch on Wednesday introduced changes to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, which would require institutions to have policies in place for protecting student data or risk losing federal funding. However, since the bipartisan bill only addresses data contained in the students' educational records, it would not cover clickstream data and other insights collected by ed-tech companies.
July 31, 2014
Can a group of liberal arts colleges in the South -- institutions that value personal interaction -- win over faculty on blended learning?


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