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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Most Recent Articles

May 29, 2014
At Temple University, protecting sensitive data comes before protecting the device used to access it.
May 20, 2014
As Princeton University Press transitions from print to digital products, will it soar in its foray into the app market?
May 16, 2014
The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements added five new members on Thursday: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Washington. The states, which join Indiana and North Dakota, sign on to an initiative that aims to simplify the process by which distance education providers become authorized to offer courses to students across state line.
May 16, 2014
The crash of the cloud-based research software Dedoose is an important lesson about the balance between security and convenience, tech consultants say.
May 15, 2014
New York University needs to both protect its students online and promote academic freedom, but can single institution-wide policy do the trick? Some professors don't like the ideas on the table.  
May 14, 2014
A national faculty coalition continues its anti-MOOC offensive, but some critics say the concerns are overblown.
May 14, 2014
The Modern Language Association on Tuesday voiced its support for regulations that ensure all traffic on the internet is given the same priority in an open letter to Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
May 12, 2014
A new open-access publishing model in the humanities and social sciences is praised for its audacity, but is it sustainable?
May 9, 2014
Graduate faculty members at Rutgers University at New Brunswick have once again rejected administrators' plans to create more online degree programs through a partnership with Pearson. Last October, faculty members in the Graduate School blocked any new programs from being approved, objecting to Pearson's share of tuition revenue -- 50 percent -- and an "obscenity clause" in the contract that Pearson later clarified.
May 9, 2014
The online course platform Udemy on Thursday announced its largest funding haul to date: $32 million, more than twice what the startup pulled in during its November 2012 round. The Series C financing round accounts for two-thirds of the total venture capital Udemy has attracted since its launch in 2010, and was led by investors Norwest Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners and MHS Capital.


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