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 22, 2016
Education giant Pearson plans to cut 4,000 positions -- 10 percent of its workforce -- as part of a global restructuring process, the company said on Thursday. Declining college enrollment in the U.S., fewer students taking vocational courses in the U.K. and a slump in textbook sales in South Africa are among the reasons that led the company to overestimate its earnings, which have fallen about $325 million from their peak, Pearson said in a news release.
January 21, 2016
Turnitin, seeking to expand beyond plagiarism detection, launches a tool to help students improve their writing as they write. Many writing instructors continue to be skeptical of the company's products.
January 20, 2016
Private colleges found a consortium to collectively negotiate with companies that develop enterprise resource planning software.
January 19, 2016
A student who in 2014 sued Miami University in Ohio over inaccessible educational materials last week reached a settlement with the institution, according to court documents. Aleeha Dudley, who is blind, alleged in the lawsuit that the university violated Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 by not offering her equal access to course materials such as digitized textbooks and software compatible with screen readers. The U.S.
January 18, 2016
The scholarly database JSTOR, recognizing its role as a starting point for research, sees major growth in its ebook program.
January 15, 2016
College bookstores looking to lure students back from Amazon and other online retailers may want to consider meeting them where they are -- on their smartphones, according to a survey conducted by OnCampus Research, the research arm of the National Association of College Stores. Smartphones are in virtually every student's pocket (97 percent), and 40 percent of surveyed students said they would consider downloading an app from their college bookstore.
January 15, 2016
Experts attempt to make sense of Khan Academy's patent application for A/B testing in education -- and whether it can even be patented.
January 13, 2016
Online education provider Udacity is promising graduates of its new Nanodegree Plus program that it will find them jobs within six months -- or their money back. The guarantee will initially apply to U.S.-based learners in four of Udacity's microcredential programs: Machine Learning Engineer, Android Developer, iOS Developer and Senior Web Developer. Udacity introduced nanodegrees, nine-month programs in career-focused subjects such as app development, machine learning and programming, in 2014.
January 13, 2016
Belmont Abbey College, a private Catholic institution in North Carolina, on Tuesday announced a new fellowship program that aims to save students 60 percent on tuition (compared to average tuition at private colleges) by combining in-person and online studies. The Bishop Leo Haid Fellowship program, which launches this summer, plans to enroll 50 students this year and grow to 150 in 2017, a spokesperson for the college said. The students will spend summers on campus and then study online during the fall and spring semesters, graduating in three years.
January 13, 2016
Information security has leaped to the top of Educause's annual list of IT issues facing higher education, released Wednesday morning. The emphasis on IT security comes after a year of data breaches at government agencies, major corporations and institutions such as Pennsylvania State University.


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