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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January 29, 2016
Coursera's decision to charge learners in some massive open online courses up front -- viewed by some as inevitable -- has critics asking if the MOOC provider is diverging from its mission of universal access.
January 29, 2016
The Online Learning Consortium will this year rebrand its main conferences and expand its Quality Scorecard, according to plans released Thursday.
January 26, 2016
The use of devices in the classroom for nonclass purposes is on the rise. A new report explores some of the reasons why.
January 25, 2016
Colleges are under increasing pressure to offer new digital scholarship services. Could an exchange be the answer to their problems?
January 25, 2016
Massive open online course platform Coursera is removing the option to complete some of the courses offered on its platform for free. Coursera has previously offered a free track and a paid track that awards an identity-verified certificate, but as of last week, learners will have to pay a fee in some courses to have their assignments graded. Learners in those courses who choose not to pay can still browse the course materials, including discussions and assignments.
January 22, 2016
Education giant Pearson plans to cut 4,000 positions -- 10 percent of its workforce -- as part of a global restructuring process, the company said on Thursday. Declining college enrollment in the U.S., fewer students taking vocational courses in the U.K. and a slump in textbook sales in South Africa are among the reasons that led the company to overestimate its earnings, which have fallen about $325 million from their peak, Pearson said in a news release.
January 21, 2016
Turnitin, seeking to expand beyond plagiarism detection, launches a tool to help students improve their writing as they write. Many writing instructors continue to be skeptical of the company's products.
January 20, 2016
Private colleges found a consortium to collectively negotiate with companies that develop enterprise resource planning software.
January 19, 2016
A student who in 2014 sued Miami University in Ohio over inaccessible educational materials last week reached a settlement with the institution, according to court documents. Aleeha Dudley, who is blind, alleged in the lawsuit that the university violated Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 by not offering her equal access to course materials such as digitized textbooks and software compatible with screen readers. The U.S.
January 18, 2016
The scholarly database JSTOR, recognizing its role as a starting point for research, sees major growth in its ebook program.

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