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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January 13, 2016
Information security has leaped to the top of Educause's annual list of IT issues facing higher education, released Wednesday morning. The emphasis on IT security comes after a year of data breaches at government agencies, major corporations and institutions such as Pennsylvania State University.
January 13, 2016
Belmont Abbey College, a private Catholic institution in North Carolina, on Tuesday announced a new fellowship program that aims to save students 60 percent on tuition (compared to average tuition at private colleges) by combining in-person and online studies. The Bishop Leo Haid Fellowship program, which launches this summer, plans to enroll 50 students this year and grow to 150 in 2017, a spokesperson for the college said. The students will spend summers on campus and then study online during the fall and spring semesters, graduating in three years.
January 8, 2016
Dozens of liberal arts colleges come together to form Lever Press, a book publishing imprint that promises to be open access for both authors and readers.
January 7, 2016
Ed-tech companies serving higher education in 2015 attracted investments totaling $658.3 million, according to a white paper released this week by market research firm Ambient Insight. Higher education is a small piece of the total dollars poured into educational technology, however. Ambient Insight estimates the sector attracted $6.54 billion last year, a dramatic increase from $2.42 billion in 2014.
January 6, 2016
Quality Matters, the Maryland nonprofit that conducts quality assurance in online education, is getting a new executive director for the first time in a decade. Ron Legon, who has led the organization since 2006, announced Tuesday he will resign Jan. 18. Under Legon's leadership, QM spun off from the MarylandOnline consortium to become an independent organization.
January 5, 2016
Copyright experts say U.S. Supreme Court is unlikely to take up the Authors Guild's case against Google, a decision that likely would end more than a decade of litigation.
January 5, 2016
Blackboard, the ed-tech company behind the learning management system Learn, on Monday named William L. Ballhaus its new president and CEO. Ballhaus replaces Jay Bhatt, who joined the company in 2012 and led it during a period of increased competition in the U.S., expansion abroad and diversification in the products and services Blackboard offers.
December 22, 2015
The extension arm of the University of Wisconsin System is given degree-granting authority, but not all institutions in the system agree the change was necessary.
December 21, 2015
Only 323 of 34,086 learners are eligible to take advantage of Arizona State's MOOCs-for-credit initiative with edX. The university calls it a "positive first step."
December 17, 2015
WASHINGTON -- Speaking to reporters during a media event at the company's new headquarters, Blackboard CEO Jay Bhatt on Wednesday addressed the rumors that the company is exploring a sale that could value it at around $3 billion. The rumor surfaced in July after a report from Reuters. Bhatt's comments won't put an end to the rumors, however; his tone was noncommittal, though he appeared to downplay the significance of being acquired.

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