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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February 6, 2015
The American Library Association on Thursday praised the Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality proposal, a stark reversal from seven months ago, when the association and 10 other higher education groups teamed up to advocate against regulations they feared would allow companies to p
February 6, 2015
After the Federal Communications Commission cracks down on blocking mobile hot spots at a hotel, IT officers are waiting to hear if the order applies to colleges and universities.
February 5, 2015
College freshmen may be trading time spent hanging out with friends face-to-face for time on social media networks, study finds.
February 5, 2015
With the federal government tallying students in online courses, the Babson Survey Research Group considers changes to its annual report on the distance education market.
January 30, 2015
Grinnell College and the University of Iowa announce a digital humanities partnership that may be a first for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
January 29, 2015
Virgin America, not to be outdone by fellow low-cost carrier JetBlue, will offer its own educational content for travelers to consume while in flight. The airline, which is perhaps best known for a video shown to passengers before takeoff, has partnered with The Teaching Company, which produces the audio and video series known as The Great Courses.
January 27, 2015
Economics paper suggests online education can lower the cost of tuition -- but is it due to increased competition or productivity?
January 23, 2015
The complainant in the sexual harassment case involving a prominent MIT emeritus professor speaks out about what legal experts called an "unprecedented" event for MOOCs.
January 23, 2015
Retail giant Amazon wants to attract more academics to self-publish their textbooks through the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) program, and on Thursday, the company announced KDP EDU, a division of that program focused on education. Scholars who choose to self-publish through the program can use Amazon's software, called the Kindle Textbook Creator, to convert their work into files readable on the Kindle app, which is available on most smartphones, tablet and computers.
January 23, 2015
AT&T is searching for ed-tech startups to apply to its new accelerator program, which aims to give the companies national exposure, access to mentors -- and a $50,000 investment. The Aspire Accelerator, launched on Thursday, will look for startups that "drive students' educational or career success," particularly at-risk students, the company said in a statement.


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