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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September 11, 2014
On a typical day of classes, college students are still more likely to use a laptop than a tablet or smartphone, according to a survey on mobile device use sponsored by Pearson. The survey, conducted by Harris Poll, found smartphone use growing almost as common as laptop use, however. Nearly nine in 10 students surveyed, or 89 percent, used a laptop on a regular basis, compared to 83 percent who said they used a smartphone.
September 11, 2014
Learning management system provider Blackboard has simplified how it licenses its smartphone app Mobile Learn. Colleges and universities can license the app for use across the institution, or they can leave it up to individual instructors and students, for whom the price for the app is $1.99. Previously, the app cost $1.99 a year, or $5.99 for life.
September 9, 2014
An email address from a prestigious university and access to its library and other services can now be yours for the low, low price of 16 cents! But wait -- there’s more!
September 8, 2014
The University of Maryland University College needs to change to stay alive. But so far the university can only agree on what it doesn’t want to change into.
September 4, 2014
EdCast, a new online education platform provider, wants to use open-source software to help institutions teach courses to on-campus and online students all at once.
September 3, 2014
Arizona State University is seeing the results of its partnership with Starbucks in the form of nearly 4,000 new applicants. The news was first reported by The Arizona Republic, which noted that the applicants included "lots of English majors."
September 2, 2014
U. of Colorado at Boulder cuts costs by subscribing to an ebook service over buying print books, but some faculty members complain of an inferior product.
August 29, 2014
A state audit has criticized the University of Connecticut for spending $902,000 on financial management software from Kuali that the institution didn't even use. Between 2009 and 2012, the university paid service provider SciQuest three annual licensing fees, even though it would take until the summer of 2012 before the system was up and running. The audit also criticized the university for entering into a $10.1 million contract with SciQuest without first completing a formal selection process.
August 28, 2014
The University of Central Florida will this fall use the career website Glassdoor to teach its business students how to land a job after graduation. The website, which aggregates reviews and salary information about companies from current and former employees, will be used in a news series on classes on career professionalism.
August 27, 2014
A faculty member at Salem College bans students from emailing her. The goal: increasing student-faculty interaction.

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