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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January 6, 2016
Quality Matters, the Maryland nonprofit that conducts quality assurance in online education, is getting a new executive director for the first time in a decade. Ron Legon, who has led the organization since 2006, announced Tuesday he will resign Jan. 18. Under Legon's leadership, QM spun off from the MarylandOnline consortium to become an independent organization.
January 5, 2016
Blackboard, the ed-tech company behind the learning management system Learn, on Monday named William L. Ballhaus its new president and CEO. Ballhaus replaces Jay Bhatt, who joined the company in 2012 and led it during a period of increased competition in the U.S., expansion abroad and diversification in the products and services Blackboard offers.
January 5, 2016
Copyright experts say U.S. Supreme Court is unlikely to take up the Authors Guild's case against Google, a decision that likely would end more than a decade of litigation.
December 22, 2015
The extension arm of the University of Wisconsin System is given degree-granting authority, but not all institutions in the system agree the change was necessary.
December 21, 2015
Only 323 of 34,086 learners are eligible to take advantage of Arizona State's MOOCs-for-credit initiative with edX. The university calls it a "positive first step."
December 17, 2015
WASHINGTON -- Speaking to reporters during a media event at the company's new headquarters, Blackboard CEO Jay Bhatt on Wednesday addressed the rumors that the company is exploring a sale that could value it at around $3 billion. The rumor surfaced in July after a report from Reuters. Bhatt's comments won't put an end to the rumors, however; his tone was noncommittal, though he appeared to downplay the significance of being acquired.
December 15, 2015
Cengage Learning and the National Association of Workforce Boards have partnered to offer online courses and other resources to the NAWB's more than 12,000 members, the two organizations announced Monday. The resources, which include high school and professional skills courses, training programs, and more, are available through an online portal.
December 15, 2015
Experts weigh in on what the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative needs to do to put the Facebook founder's billions of dollars toward expanding the use of personalized learning.
December 11, 2015
Charter Oak State College is the latest institution to grant college credit to learners in select massive open online courses offered by edX. In January, learners who take two computer science MOOCs offered by the University of California at Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can pay the college $100 a credit hour to receive credit -- provided they score an 80 or higher in the course and pay to have their identity verified.
December 10, 2015
Nearly two-thirds (66 percent) of education policy makers say ed-tech companies are overvalued, according to a survey of several dozen "insiders," including investors and bankers. But survey respondents also overwhelmingly said (72 percent) new investors such as media and technology companies are likely to fund education companies, and deemed higher education (30 percent) and corporate training (44 percent) the most attractive markets for future investors.

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