Carl Straumsheim

Carl Straumsheim, Technology Correspondent, 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 STROMS-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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February 23, 2016
Liberal arts colleges are increasingly exploring interdisciplinary connections to find a place for computer science on their campuses.
February 22, 2016
The consulting and research firm Ithaka S+R is launching a recurring survey of 110 "insiders" to capture what presidents, chancellors, provosts, faculty members and others think about current higher education issues. The first edition of the survey, published today, focuses on what those insiders say colleges can do to improve degree completion rates and the quality of student learning, and how to make higher education more affordable.
February 22, 2016
Study shows faculty members remain skeptical of digital course materials and generally unfamiliar with open educational resources.
February 18, 2016
Kanye West, in the midst of a wide-ranging Twitter rant about his new album, The Life of Pablo, being $53 million in debt and his preferred music streaming service, on Wednesday issued a call to lower the cost of textbooks. West tweeted an anecdote about a friend who, making $370 a day, has to work two days in order to afford a single textbook for her son. "Education puts Americans into debt before they even get a chance to get started," West tweeted.
February 17, 2016
Study suggests acceptance of online education still lags among high school students.
February 15, 2016
Learners in massive open online courses often have nothing more than a certificate to show for their work, but MOOC provider Coursera is launching a new series of courses that offer something a little more tangible. Last week, Coursera announced a dozen project-based courses, in which learners complete tasks such as building an Android app, creating a website and writing a pilot episode for a TV or web show.
February 12, 2016
Physical Review Letters experienced one of its best web traffic days ever on Thursday as the scholarly journal released scientists' findings documenting the existence of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time first predicted by Albert Einstein. "We are about to publish a significant landmark in the history of physics," the journal tweeted shortly before the official announcement Thursday morning. "Take some time to read the paper. It is beautiful."
February 12, 2016
An error-riddled software pilot in Washington State highlights the challenges colleges face when they replace systems that power virtually every process on campus.
February 11, 2016
Cybersecurity experts say the network monitoring program at the U of California is less intrusive than reported, but question the university's decision to keep it hidden from faculty.
February 10, 2016
Course material provider Flat World Education is replacing its CEO effective immediately, saying the company "needs leadership deeply rooted in higher education and end-market distribution." In an email to shareholders on Tuesday, the company said it had accepted CEO Christopher Etesse's resignation and appointed Jade Roth, senior vice president of strategy and content, to the position.


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