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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August 13, 2014
After five years and millions of dollars spent, the U. of California system hopes its online education initiative strikes the right balance between autonomy and centralization.
August 7, 2014
U. of Wisconsin at Madison's second round of MOOCs will feature smaller, more focused courses that target local learners -- and activities beyond the last day of class.
August 5, 2014
Despite last week's scare with the software provider ExamSoft, boards of law examiners will continue to rely on outsourced services.
August 4, 2014
U. of Texas at Austin faces blowback against a plan to limit access to its "first class" network -- and force those who exceed bandwidth limits to endure almost unusable speeds.
July 31, 2014
Senators Ed Markey and Orrin Hatch on Wednesday introduced changes to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, which would require institutions to have policies in place for protecting student data or risk losing federal funding. However, since the bipartisan bill only addresses data contained in the students' educational records, it would not cover clickstream data and other insights collected by ed-tech companies.
July 31, 2014
Can a group of liberal arts colleges in the South -- institutions that value personal interaction -- win over faculty on blended learning?
July 29, 2014
Duolingo, a language learning startup, wants to topple English proficiency test providers. First, it must convince its former home, Carnegie Mellon U., that the test works.
July 24, 2014
Grant recipients of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation round up their leadership teams -- and completed homework assignments -- and head to Washington for a nearly three-day workshop.
July 23, 2014
The digital learning consortium Unizin has named Amin Qazi as its founding CEO. In a statement, Unizin co-founder James Hilton, dean of libraries at the University of Michigan, said, “The academy is at a critical moment in the growth of digital education. In Amin we chose a leader who could span the technical, organizational, and economic needs that the Unizin service will provide for its members."
July 22, 2014
The California State U. System scales back plans to enroll a quarter of a million students through a centralized online portal -- a goal that failed to attract interest across its 23 campuses and that many professors questioned.

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