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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April 21, 2016
How do you feel about how colleges are handling race relations on campus? The answer could lead you to your soul mate. Angela Chen, an editor for The Morning News, noticed on Wednesday that the dating website OkCupid is asking users, "Should colleges punish students who make racially insensitive statements?" OkCupid uses the answers from that and thousands of other questions to pair users with potential matches.
April 20, 2016
Report on the future of online education stresses central role of faculty members and instructional designers.
April 19, 2016
Follett Corp. on Monday announced it has bought media distributor Baker & Taylor, a massive acquisition that fortifies Follett's dominant position as a provider of books and other materials to libraries, schools and more. The acquisition, the terms of which were not disclosed, adds another billion dollars to Follett's existing $2.6 billion sales revenues, the company said in a press release.
April 19, 2016
LinkedIn on Monday launched a new smartphone app for college students close to joining the workforce. The app, LinkedIn Students, pulls information from a student's profile and compares it to other users, suggesting popular career paths, potential employers and blog posts to help students with the job hunt. The app, which is available for Android and iOS, is the latest experiment by LinkedIn to connect job seekers and employers.
April 19, 2016
Hospitals are experimenting with a new model of care to tackle the demands of an aging population. The same model could help colleges improve student retention rates, experts say.
April 19, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday announced it will not hear Authors Guild v. Google, a case on whether Google’s book digitization project violates authors’ rights. The court’s decision leaves in place a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which ruled in favor of Google. Copyright experts previously predicted the court was unlikely to hear the case.
April 15, 2016
Graduates of an online program at George Washington U sue the institution, saying they paid more to receive a worse experience than face-to-face students.
April 15, 2016
College students are largely dissatisfied with their campus bookstores -- particularly with their prices, according to a study commissioned by bookstore service provider Akademos. The survey of 1,000 students at two- and four-year institutions found that 89 percent of respondents take the price tag into account when shopping for textbooks, and that 55 percent say prices as their college bookstores are too high.
April 14, 2016
The steep investment is preventing two-year institutions from creating massive open online courses, but SUNY Broome Community College found a way -- and a purpose for one.
April 13, 2016
College students will soon be able to pay for rides from Uber with a service from Blackboard. The technology company on Tuesday announced a partnership with the ride-hailing service that will let students use Transact, Blackboard's cashless payment application, when requesting a ride. Colleges, parents and students using Transact will be able to create accounts to be used exclusively for Uber payments.

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