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 27, 2016
Faculty members and other employees in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System won't have to present their personal cell phones and other devices for inspection after all, The Star Tribune reported.
April 27, 2016
Online master's program in computer science -- a much-watched attempt to apply the MOOC model to for-credit programs -- may not be the big revenue generator the institute projected it would be, but administrators deem it a success and plan to expand it.
April 25, 2016
Decision to grant a publisher the right to print the writings of Aaron Swartz -- viewed by some as a martyr of the open-access movement -- sets off a debate about copyright.
April 25, 2016
Business, housing and IT administrators say they expect the cost of providing wireless network services will continue to climb, even as fewer of them believe their budgets will grow to keep up.
April 21, 2016
The University of Florida will this fall let its fully online students pay an optional fee to get at least parts of a traditional college experience. For about $46 a credit hour, students enrolled in the online degree programs offered through UF Online will be able to access recreation centers, ride the campus shuttle, buy discounted tickets to athletic events, use university health services and more. Evangeline J. Tsibris Cummings, executive director of UF Online, said the fee package is intended for online students who have relocated to Gainesville.
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
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 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
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.

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