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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Most Recent Articles

April 2, 2014
After nine months, Cengage Learning emerges from bankruptcy -- and gets right back to addressing familiar challenges.
April 2, 2014
Most North Carolina employers haven't heard of massive open online courses, but about three-quarters of them view MOOCs as having a positive effect on hiring decisions, a survey conducted by Duke University and RTI International shows. The study, founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, also suggests 71 percent of employers could see themselves using MOOCs for professional development.
March 31, 2014
The online education company 2U's stock prices rose 7.54 percent after its first day of trading on Friday. The company had priced its initial public offering at $13 a share, and ended the day at $13.98. CEO Chip Paucek rang the opening bell to signal the start of trading Friday morning.
March 31, 2014
Bay Path College, a private women's college in Longmeadow, Mass., last week drew criticism for a mailer that advertised a new online degree program for adult learners with the headline "If you can shop online, you can learn online." The advertisement also showed a magazine-like spread of items such as a cap and gown, a diploma and a pair of high heels featuring legends such as "Take a step up. Or two." (heels); "College degrees. Tailored around you." (gown); and "Hold your head up. High." (gown).
March 31, 2014
Library directors at 66 liberal arts colleges call on publishers to ease ebook licensing restrictions.
March 28, 2014
Two months after its passage, the 1,582-page appropriations bill continues to be a source of legislative oddities.
March 26, 2014
XanEdu and AcademicPub, two custom courseware platforms, merge to serve the needs of an indecisive textbook market.
March 25, 2014
With a year and a half to go until the University of Arkansas launches its online institution, can the system avoid the pitfalls that have doomed similar initiatives?
March 25, 2014
Coursera hires Yale's former president and edX brings in a corporate executive to try to take them to the next level.
March 20, 2014
As more colleges send emails telling rejected applicants they have been admitted, some admissions officers share what they learned from their mistakes.


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