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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December 15, 2015
Experts weigh in on what the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative needs to do to put the Facebook founder's billions of dollars toward expanding the use of personalized learning.
December 15, 2015
Cengage Learning and the National Association of Workforce Boards have partnered to offer online courses and other resources to the NAWB's more than 12,000 members, the two organizations announced Monday. The resources, which include high school and professional skills courses, training programs, and more, are available through an online portal.
December 11, 2015
Charter Oak State College is the latest institution to grant college credit to learners in select massive open online courses offered by edX. In January, learners who take two computer science MOOCs offered by the University of California at Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can pay the college $100 a credit hour to receive credit -- provided they score an 80 or higher in the course and pay to have their identity verified.
December 10, 2015
Nearly two-thirds (66 percent) of education policy makers say ed-tech companies are overvalued, according to a survey of several dozen "insiders," including investors and bankers. But survey respondents also overwhelmingly said (72 percent) new investors such as media and technology companies are likely to fund education companies, and deemed higher education (30 percent) and corporate training (44 percent) the most attractive markets for future investors.
December 9, 2015
Colleges are using data to find hundreds of students who are unaware that they are eligible to graduate. Sometimes it's as simple as asking students if they've applied.
December 8, 2015
Massive open online courses are estimated to become an $8.5 billion industry by 2020, growing from $1.83 billion today, according to a report by market research firm MarketsandMarkets. The report finds major opportunities for growth in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East as more learners there seek access to education regardless of physical location.
December 4, 2015
Hamilton College's library and Information Technology Services, longtime cohabitants on campus, tied the knot in 2013. Why is that model, rare at large institutions, appealing to smaller ones?
December 2, 2015
Learning management system provider Blackboard is once again turning to acquisitions to bolster its analytics capabilities. The company on Tuesday announced it had acquired Blue Canary, which specializes in retention analytics by using data to determine if students are at risk of failing courses or skipping classes.
December 1, 2015
Online course marketplace Udemy on Saturday pledged to review its copyright policies after subject matter experts said their online content had been uploaded to the site without their permission, the BBC reported. Udemy, whose platform enables anyone to teach an online course either free or for a small fee, said in a blog post that plagiarizing content is a "clear violation" of its policies.
December 1, 2015
Many faculty members are concerned about the intellectual property implications of teaching online -- namely, that a college could use content a faculty member created but assign other instructors to teach the course. A case out of the University of Southern Maine, reported by the Portland Press Herald, presents an unusual twist to that story.


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