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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June 2, 2014
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the two universities behind the massive open online course provider edX, on Friday released the data sets behind the data visualization tool Insights. The data covers students who enrolled in the 16 edX courses offered by the two institutions during 2012-13, and has been scrubbed for information that could identify individuals.
June 2, 2014
Blackboard, which in January acquired the college and career planning service MyEdu, on Monday revealed how it will include the online tool in its products.
May 30, 2014
The University of British Columbia this week invited students to celebrate graduation with the hashtag #UBCgrad, but amid pictures of cap-and-gown-clad students, one photo stood out. On a poster printed with the words "I Will Always Remember UBC For" followed by a blank space, someone had filled in "My Crippling Debt." According to posts on Twitter, the poster was found on a university sidewalk.
May 29, 2014
At Temple University, protecting sensitive data comes before protecting the device used to access it.
May 20, 2014
As Princeton University Press transitions from print to digital products, will it soar in its foray into the app market?
May 16, 2014
The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements added five new members on Thursday: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Washington. The states, which join Indiana and North Dakota, sign on to an initiative that aims to simplify the process by which distance education providers become authorized to offer courses to students across state line.
May 16, 2014
The crash of the cloud-based research software Dedoose is an important lesson about the balance between security and convenience, tech consultants say.
May 15, 2014
New York University needs to both protect its students online and promote academic freedom, but can single institution-wide policy do the trick? Some professors don't like the ideas on the table.  
May 14, 2014
A national faculty coalition continues its anti-MOOC offensive, but some critics say the concerns are overblown.
May 14, 2014
The Modern Language Association on Tuesday voiced its support for regulations that ensure all traffic on the internet is given the same priority in an open letter to Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.


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