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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Most Recent Articles

May 14, 2015
The U.S. Department of Justice seeks to join a blind student's discrimination lawsuit against Miami University in Ohio. The university denies the allegations.
May 14, 2015
Massive open online course provider edX and chip maker Qualcomm are working together to improve access to courses hosted on the platform on mobile devices, the two companies announced on Wednesday. Qualcomm Education, a subsidiary, will make parts of its software development kit available for licensing through Open edX, the MOOC provider's open courseware development platform.
May 14, 2015
Among those killed Tuesday when a New York City-bound Amtrak train derailed north of Philadelphia were a college dean, the CEO of an ed-tech start-up, and a sophomore. Derrick Griffith, dean of student affairs and enrollment management for Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, was one of the victims. A CUNY statement noted that he had been involved in numerous efforts to help low-income students obtain higher education.
May 13, 2015
Four liberal arts colleges -- all early adopters of massive open online courses -- form a consortium to expand their online education efforts.
May 12, 2015
The push for open educational resources (OER) in the Virginia Community College System is expanding. The system on Monday announced a $200,000 grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, which will be used to pilot degree programs using free textbooks and other materials at 15 community colleges. The pilot is estimated to save 50,000 students about $100 each -- or more than $5 million in total -- in its first year, according to a press release.
May 11, 2015
Educause releases a blueprint for next-generation learning management systems, recommending a "Lego approach."
May 8, 2015
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, which supports Ph.D. students in the biological, engineering and physical sciences, has named Carnegie Mellon University's Robbee Baker Kosak its next president. Kosak, who previously served as vice president of university advancement at Carnegie Mellon, is the first woman to lead the foundation. She succeeds Jay Davis, who will step down on June 8.
May 7, 2015
Transform CSCU 2020, the plan to reform Connecticut’s regional universities and community colleges, is being slowed down after relentless criticism from faculty members at the 17 colleges and universities in the system, The Hartford Courant reported.
May 7, 2015
Lynn U organizes its faculty-created textbook initiative into a digital press. But can a university press survive on Apple's electronic textbooks alone? 
May 5, 2015
U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign partners with massive open online course provider Coursera to launch a low-cost online M.B.A.


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