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, 2017
Two Virginia universities are partnering to launch an online education initiative to boost degree completion in the Commonwealth. George Mason University and Old Dominion University on Tuesday launched the Online Virginia Network, an online portal where students can browse both institutions' online programs and calculate the cost of earning a degree. In an email, a spokesperson for George Mason said there are plans to expand the network to include other Virginia universities in the future.
May 22, 2017
Report on online education landscape suggests potentially leaner times ahead for colleges hoping to profit in the market. Community colleges are already seeing it.
May 19, 2017
Alison Mudditt, director of the University of California Press, will become the new chief executive officer of PLOS, the open-access publisher said on Thursday. Mudditt is a veteran of the publishing industry, having worked for companies such as SAGE Publications and Taylor & Francis, among others.
May 18, 2017
Perhaps echoing the thoughts of many students downcast after a rough spring semester, the University of Wisconsin at Madison's Twitter account on Wednesday asked, "lol why go to university when u can just sit at home and fail at life and stuff." An unknown user had taken control of the account, the university said after regaining control and deleting the tweets. The hacker posted a total of four tweets, including a link to a music video by rapper XXXTentacion.
May 18, 2017
Data from 700,000 classes show digital course materials have gotten only slightly more accessible to students with disabilities over the last five years.
May 18, 2017
A group of 25 education companies, publishers and trade associations on Wednesday announced the formation a group to advocate against proposed cuts to federal library funding. The group, known as the Corporate Coalition for Library Investment, released an open letter to the U.S.
May 16, 2017
Colleges in the U.S. -- at least for now -- are reporting few incidents related to WannaCry, the attack that knocked out services and systems worldwide. Brazosport was hit.
May 12, 2017
The university brings its active-learning initiative to regional campuses, seeking to boost student engagement.
May 11, 2017
Internet2, the technology-focused membership organization that includes more than 300 colleges and universities, has a new leader. The organization said on Wednesday that it has named Howard Pfeffer, a former senior vice president at Time Warner Cable, its new president and CEO. Pfeffer will replace current CEO H. David Lambert on June 12.
May 10, 2017
Students sometimes end up in trouble for comments made on social media about their professors, but a case at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., is putting a spin on that formula. Cody Scheers, a student at the university, is suing Carolina Anderson, associate professor of aeronautical science, for libel after Anderson in a Facebook message referred to Scheers as "troubled," the News Chief reported.


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