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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October 26, 2015
The average instructor of a massive open online course is most likely to be a white man in his 50s with two decades of experience in academe but none in online education, according to a study by researchers at Indiana University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jessica G. Myrick, assistant professor in IU's Media School, and Suzannah Evans, a doctoral student at UNC-Chapel Hill, in spring and summer 2014 surveyed 707 instructors teaching on edX and Coursera, two leading MOOC platforms.
October 23, 2015
After canceling its online program management partnership with Pearson, can the University of Florida go it alone?
October 22, 2015
The American Council on Education on Wednesday announced the first 111 courses chosen to participate in the Alternative Credit Project, an initiative to raise awareness about free or low-cost online courses that some colleges accept for credit. The courses are all offered by nontraditional providers such as Ed4Online, StraighterLine and JumpCourse, which don't award credit themselves, but have had many of their courses approved for credit recommendation by ACE.
October 21, 2015
A faculty member at California State University at Fullerton is fighting back after he was reprimanded for assigning affordable textbooks in a math course, The Orange County Register reported. Alain Bourget, assistant professor of mathematics, reportedly picked two textbooks -- one priced at $76, the other free -- in an introductory linear algebra and differential equations course over the $180 textbook co-written by the chair and vice chair of the math department.
October 21, 2015
The University of Texas System has released a set of free online courses intended to help high school students prepare for careers in STEM fields and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. The courses, which include introductory material in engineering, precalculus and sociology, among other subjects, are available on edX's massive open online course platform.
October 20, 2015
The National Census of Writing, a survey of 900 colleges and universities, releases results on the state of writing centers, programs and the people behind them.
October 19, 2015
The Authors Guild on Friday vowed to take its case against Google to the U.S. Supreme Court after an appeals court said the technology giant's digital library does not violate the copyrights of authors. The organization, which represents published authors and agents, has been engaged in a legal battle with Google since 2005.
October 19, 2015
Consortium will award $2.5 million to faculty members and institutions who help underserved students succeed in online classes -- a much-discussed topic at this year's International Conference for Online Learning.
October 16, 2015
Google's practice of scanning copyrighted works to turn them into digital resources has once again been ruled a "transformative" example of fair use. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday released its opinion in Authors Guild v. Google, delivering a 3-0 win for defendant.
October 14, 2015
Most faculty members are concerned about recent attacks on scholars on social media, and say colleges can do more to promote civil discourse online. Others are second-guessing how active they should be online.


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