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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Most Recent Articles

June 23, 2014
A convention seeks to establish ethical guidelines for research on online learners, even as the larger debate about privacy in higher education rages on.
June 20, 2014
Did you ever wonder how your alma mater's dorm capacity ranks among institutions where business is the most popular major among students -- or where it ranks in annual rainfall among religiously affiliated institutions? OnlyBoth, a web tool that launched last month, mines data from the National Center for Education Statistics to track 3,122 colleges and universities on 190 different attributes.
June 19, 2014
Survey suggests students in fully online programs are motivated by furthering their careers -- and that they will look outside their home states to do so.
June 19, 2014
Instructure on Wednesday introduced new tools for its learning management system, Canvas, to help instructors collect data from face-to-face courses. In addition to a reworked quiz statistics page and a tool for quick in-class polls, Instructure also unveiled MagicMarker, an iPad app that lets instructors use gestures to quickly track how students are progressing toward course outcomes.
June 17, 2014
Higher education needs new ethical guidelines for responsible use of online learner data, a group of faculty members, researchers and legal scholars argues. The group, which convened earlier this month to discuss the challenges of using learner data in research, presented a two-point document on Monday that the Stanford University associate professor Mitchell Stevens described as a "starting place" for a national conversation.
June 17, 2014
The online education provider Udacity says it will soon offer career-focused "nanodegrees," stackable credentials designed to be completed in no more than a year. Udacity will initially launch four programs, with the goal of preparing learners for careers such as a back- or front-end web developer, data analyst or iOS mobile developer.
June 17, 2014
A math scholar at Ohio State University finds a path to the tenure track with massive open online courses.
June 16, 2014
King's College in New York is styling itself the first U.S. institution to allow students to pay for their tuition with the cryptocurrency bitcoin, The New York Times reported. The Christian liberal arts college, located in lower Manhattan, enrolls about 500 students. A semester at the college will cost about 27.6 bitcoins (or $15,950), based on Friday afternoon's exchange rate.
June 13, 2014
Elsevier on Thursday became the latest company to tap Knewton to provide adaptive learning technology. In a press release, the publishing giant said it will first use the technology in courses for nursing and health professions students. Elsevier will share more details about the partnership at the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities conference in Las Vegas next month.
June 12, 2014
Unizin, the university-led digital education consortium, places a bet on a common commercial software platform from Instructure.

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