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 26, 2014
A new study finds IPEDS, the federal government's higher education data collection program, is struggling to keep up with trends such as hybrid learning and continuing education.
September 25, 2014
Enterprise resource management software providers Campus Management and Workday are both rolling out updates to their product lineups ahead of the annual Educause conference next week, and both companies are emphasizing their products' mobile features.
September 25, 2014
The massive open online course provider Coursera is taking a more active role in shaping the content produced by its university partners. In an email to universities creating content for Coursera, the MOOC provider is asking for volunteers to create career-focused Specializations -- a sequence of courses meant to serve as continuing education.
September 25, 2014
Blackboard's string of acquisitions continued on Thursday, as the company announced it had acquired Requestec, which provides in-browser communication and collaboration technology. A Blackboard spokeswoman said Requestec's technology will first be used to update Blackboard Collaborate, giving users a way to videoconference with one another whether they are on a computer or a smartphone without having to download and install a plugin.
September 25, 2014
Canvas already has its own App Center, and faculty members and designers who use the learning management system will soon have their own repository for course content. Canvas Commons, announced Thursday, will first and foremost give faculty members at the same institution a platform to share content, although Jared Stein, vice president of research and education at Instructure, said it will be interesting to see if faculty members at different institutions will use one another's content.
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.


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