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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July 1, 2014
Apple will this month continue the gradual expansion of its course management system, iTunes U. In an update expected to roll out around July 8, the company will finally add discussion forums, enabling students and instructors to discuss the course without leaving the app. Instructors will also be able to build courses directly on their iPads without having to use a computer. 
July 1, 2014
Students, faculty members and administrators expect their institutions to crack down on abusive social media posts, a new study finds -- but not to monitor their activity.
June 27, 2014
Good news for employees in the University of California System who enjoy a range of transportation and lodging options: Peer-to-peer services such as Airbnb, Lyft and Uber aren't banned after all. "There was no decision from [the university system]," a spokeswoman said in response to news -- based on an email the University of California at Los Angeles sent to employees -- that services had been banned for "insurance concerns."
June 26, 2014
After a torrid first quarter of 2014, investments in ed tech have cooled off, according to an analysis by EdSurge. Ed-tech companies are still on track to raise more than $300 million between April and June, though that figure is nowhere near the more than half a billion dollars raised during the first three months of the year. The total number of investments also dropped from 88 to 59.
June 26, 2014
How can institutions best preserve digital research resources? A report years in the making says it depends on the institution.
June 25, 2014
University of California employees will from now on have to hail regular cabs and book standard hotel rooms when traveling on official business, as the system’s Office of Risk Services has decided to ban the use of peer-to-peer services such as Airbnb, Lyft and Uber.
June 23, 2014
Arizona State University's accord with the coffee giant reveals the university is banking on the partnership being a success.
June 23, 2014
A convention seeks to establish ethical guidelines for research on online learners, even as the larger debate about privacy in higher education rages on.
June 20, 2014
Did you ever wonder how your alma mater's dorm capacity ranks among institutions where business is the most popular major among students -- or where it ranks in annual rainfall among religiously affiliated institutions? OnlyBoth, a web tool that launched last month, mines data from the National Center for Education Statistics to track 3,122 colleges and universities on 190 different attributes.
June 19, 2014
Instructure on Wednesday introduced new tools for its learning management system, Canvas, to help instructors collect data from face-to-face courses. In addition to a reworked quiz statistics page and a tool for quick in-class polls, Instructure also unveiled MagicMarker, an iPad app that lets instructors use gestures to quickly track how students are progressing toward course outcomes.


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