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

August 27, 2014
A faculty member at Salem College bans students from emailing her. The goal: increasing student-faculty interaction.
August 26, 2014
OpenStax College, a nonprofit publisher that produces free textbooks, will expand its library with 10 new titles by 2017. The publisher, an initiative out of Rice University, currently has seven textbooks (and another four in the works) covering popular topics such as biology, economics and physics. The new titles will be funded by grants from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Rice alumni.
August 25, 2014
The nonprofit Kuali Foundation launches a commercial service provider, 10 years after the community's formation.
August 22, 2014
Analysis shows deep-pocketed investors are searching for winners in an unsettled ed-tech market.
August 22, 2014
George Washington U. backs away from telling faculty members they can't show students where to find less expensive versions of their textbooks.
August 22, 2014
Northern Illinois University is defending a new network security policy that warns students when they attempt to access certain websites. Although the policy is meant to protect students from malicious attacks or block obscene content, some students reported social media and Wikipedia also got caught in the filter.
August 19, 2014
Study finds many researchers maintain a presence on professional networks, but use Twitter to discuss their work.
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.


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