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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May 24, 2016
Rockhurst University faces a potential class-action lawsuit from its employees following a data breach that exposed the personal information of 1,200 staff members, The Kansas City Star reported. The private, Jesuit liberal arts college, which is located in Kansas City, Mo., last month released information on employees' W-2 forms to a hacker impersonating a university official.
May 23, 2016
At least 30 students enrolled in online courses at the University of Iowa are under investigation for cheating, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported. The university uses ProctorU for online exam monitoring, and the company said it has detected several cases of students who may have gotten other people to take exams in their place.
May 19, 2016
The French coding academy 42 is coming to Silicon Valley with a goal of teaching 10,000 students how to code over the next five years, TechCrunch reported. Established in Paris in 2013, 42 is backed by a $100 million investment from the French entrepreneur Xavier Niel.
May 19, 2016
Companies spend millions of dollars so colleges can offer their programs online. 2U says data can tell the company if the investment will be worth it.
May 18, 2016
Website pokes fun at administrative bloat by generating endless job titles and inflated salaries.
May 17, 2016
The days of a college being stuck with its learning management system until it is forced to switch may be coming to an end, according to a new report by the ed-tech blog e-Literate. Thanks to advances in interoperability standards, which simplify the process of moving data from one system to another, more colleges are shopping around for new systems, according to the report.
May 17, 2016
The publishing giant Elsevier has acquired the Social Science Research Network, an online open-access repository for research. Elsevier said in the announcement that it plans to develop SSRN alongside Mendeley, the company's own academic social network. Neither SSRN's user policies nor its leadership will change, Elsevier said. It will still be free for users to submit their papers and download others. Elsevier did not disclose how much it paid to acquire SSRN.
May 16, 2016
Conference at Georgetown U discusses how to train future ed-tech leaders and whether creating a new discipline is the answer.
May 13, 2016
Study by faculty members at West Point finds students perform better academically when laptops and tablets are banned from the classroom.
May 11, 2016
The file-hosting service Dropbox is launching a new deployment option specifically for colleges and universities. More than 4,000 institutions already use the company's cloud-based storage solutions for businesses, but the company saw an opportunity to launch a separate offering for educational institutions, said Jason Katcher, who leads Dropbox's education efforts. While Dropbox for Business customers pay $149 a year per user, Dropbox Education is priced at $49.


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