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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November 19, 2014
John Leahy, chief financial officer for the caregiver website, is joining the education company and publisher Cengage Learning. Leahy will be tasked with managing finances for Cengage, a company that emerged from bankruptcy this spring after eliminating $4 billion in debt. In a statement, Cengage CEO Michael Hansen said Leahy will "seek opportunities for growth and to ensure our overall financial health" as the company completes its restructuring.
November 18, 2014
Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington will lead a $1.6 million effort to better understand how digital learning affects higher education. The Digital Learning Research Network, a partnership between UT-Arlington and nine other institutions, will examine topics such as competency-based learning, personalized education and massive open online courses.
November 17, 2014
Transform CSCU 2020, a plan to reform most of Connecticut's public institutions, faces faculty pushback over centralization and online education.
November 14, 2014
Saint Mary's College of California introduces a "Digital Driver's License" for faculty members teaching online. It may become a requirement for teaching in its business school at all.
November 13, 2014
Coursera will offer all U.S. veterans the chance to earn a verified certificate free of charge, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs. First lady Michelle Obama announced the department's partnership with the massive open online course provider during the Women’s Veterans’ Employability Summit, saying Coursera will also expand its network of "learning hubs" -- spaces where MOOC students can meet and collaborate -- in the U.S.
November 13, 2014
Hackers are targeting university emails to gain access to employees' direct deposit information and reroute their checks, according to a public advisory issued on Wednesday by the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC). The attack starts with a phishing email, a common malicious attack where recipients are duped into clicking on a link inside an email disguised as an official message from their institution.
November 12, 2014
After another round of authors surprised to see their dissertations being sold online, ProQuest announces it will no longer sell them through retailers such as Amazon.
November 11, 2014
The Digital Games Research Association is targeted by #Gamergate supporters over claims that the organization is planning a feminist takeover of the video game industry.
November 10, 2014
The U. of Florida's political science department turns down a request to build a fully online degree over concerns about quality and the university's commitment.
November 7, 2014
EdCast, the online education platform provider launched this fall, on Friday debuted a healthcare-focused platform that will initially tackle the question of how to stop the spread of Ebola. The platform, Health.EdCast.Org, provides the foundation for international organizations and universities to work together on that and other issues, EdCast said in a statement.


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