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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February 12, 2016
Physical Review Letters experienced one of its best web traffic days ever on Thursday as the scholarly journal released scientists' findings documenting the existence of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time first predicted by Albert Einstein. "We are about to publish a significant landmark in the history of physics," the journal tweeted shortly before the official announcement Thursday morning. "Take some time to read the paper. It is beautiful."
February 12, 2016
An error-riddled software pilot in Washington State highlights the challenges colleges face when they replace systems that power virtually every process on campus.
February 11, 2016
Cybersecurity experts say the network monitoring program at the U of California is less intrusive than reported, but question the university's decision to keep it hidden from faculty.
February 10, 2016
Course material provider Flat World Education is replacing its CEO effective immediately, saying the company "needs leadership deeply rooted in higher education and end-market distribution." In an email to shareholders on Tuesday, the company said it had accepted CEO Christopher Etesse's resignation and appointed Jade Roth, senior vice president of strategy and content, to the position.
February 9, 2016
The 13th and final annual report on online education enrollments by the Babson Group shows how much the market has grown since 2002 -- and how little it has changed.
February 8, 2016
Washington's rollout of a statewide software system for its 34 community colleges is millions of dollars over budget and swarming with bugs, The News Tribune reported.
February 4, 2016
Higher education needs to reconsider the use of crowdsourced labor in research, an article in last month's issue of PS: Political Science & Politics argues. Vanessa Williamson, a fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution, writes that researchers who rely on websites such as Amazon Mechanical Turk are taking advantage of workers who in some cases earn less than $20,000 a year. The use of online marketplaces such as Mechanical Turk has risen in the past five years, Williamson points out.
February 4, 2016
Students at the University of California at Berkeley are launching a class action lawsuit against Google over the company's automatic scanning of emails for advertising keywords. Google ended the practice in 2014, but students say the company violated the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 by scanning the emails of more than 30 million K-12 and higher education users between 2010 and 2014 without their consent.
February 3, 2016
Pearson, in search of profits and a clearer emphasis on education, announces it will leave the learning management system market.
February 3, 2016
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Tuesday announced a slate of new initiatives to expand and research digital and online education for learners of all ages. For its residential students, MIT will offer a program through its Digital Learning Lab for postdocs who want to create digital materials for use in their fields, including online course work that can be used in face-to-face courses.


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