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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October 21, 2015
A faculty member at California State University at Fullerton is fighting back after he was reprimanded for assigning affordable textbooks in a math course, The Orange County Register reported. Alain Bourget, assistant professor of mathematics, reportedly picked two textbooks -- one priced at $76, the other free -- in an introductory linear algebra and differential equations course over the $180 textbook co-written by the chair and vice chair of the math department.
October 21, 2015
The University of Texas System has released a set of free online courses intended to help high school students prepare for careers in STEM fields and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. The courses, which include introductory material in engineering, precalculus and sociology, among other subjects, are available on edX's massive open online course platform.
October 20, 2015
The National Census of Writing, a survey of 900 colleges and universities, releases results on the state of writing centers, programs and the people behind them.
October 19, 2015
The Authors Guild on Friday vowed to take its case against Google to the U.S. Supreme Court after an appeals court said the technology giant's digital library does not violate the copyrights of authors. The organization, which represents published authors and agents, has been engaged in a legal battle with Google since 2005.
October 19, 2015
Consortium will award $2.5 million to faculty members and institutions who help underserved students succeed in online classes -- a much-discussed topic at this year's International Conference for Online Learning.
October 16, 2015
Google's practice of scanning copyrighted works to turn them into digital resources has once again been ruled a "transformative" example of fair use. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday released its opinion in Authors Guild v. Google, delivering a 3-0 win for defendant.
October 14, 2015
Most faculty members are concerned about recent attacks on scholars on social media, and say colleges can do more to promote civil discourse online. Others are second-guessing how active they should be online.
October 14, 2015
Oct. 14, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology explored the views of instructors (and campus administrators who oversee digital learning) on a range of timely issues. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On Nov. 12, Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and Carl Straumsheim conducted a webinar analyzing the survey's findings and answering readers' questions. To view the webinar, please click here. The survey was made possible in part by financial support from Mediasite, the Learning House and Academic Partnerships.
October 13, 2015
Colleges that jumped on the MOOC bandwagon early on are looking to expand their efforts. Why are many of the ones that started with Coursera turning to edX?
October 12, 2015
Instructure, the company behind the learning management system Canvas, on Friday filed for its initial public offering. Rumors about the company's intent to go public surfaced in August, when Reuters reported Instructure had already filed the paperwork. The company's filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is available here.


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