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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July 9, 2014
Weeks after its annual gathering, Instructure, which produces Canvas, finds itself without a chief technology officer. Joel Dehlin's resignation came as a surprise to the company, said Devin Knighton, Instructure's director of public relations. The news was first reported by e-Literate. Dehlin joined the company in the summer of 2013. While the company searches for Dehlin's replacement, CTO duties will be handled by Instructure's vice presidents, Knighton said.
July 8, 2014
The student support services provider Perceptis is now a Blackboard company.
July 8, 2014
A social experiment gone wrong? A protest against Facebook? Performance art? Twitter sleuths attempt to figure out why a Coursera MOOC derailed after one week. UPDATE: The professor speaks.
July 8, 2014
The American Anthropological Association, with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will develop an electronic platform to cut down on the time it takes to review scholarly books. The platform will be built on top of Open Journal Systems, the open-source journal management software, which is already in use by about 20,000 journals. 
July 7, 2014
Ahead of its 20th conference on online education, the Sloan Consortium renames itself the Online Learning Consortium.
July 3, 2014
A former adjunct instructor and a student at Central Michigan U. clash over a fake Twitter account.
July 1, 2014
Apple will this month continue the gradual expansion of its course management system, iTunes U. In an update expected to roll out around July 8, the company will finally add discussion forums, enabling students and instructors to discuss the course without leaving the app. Instructors will also be able to build courses directly on their iPads without having to use a computer. 
July 1, 2014
Students, faculty members and administrators expect their institutions to crack down on abusive social media posts, a new study finds -- but not to monitor their activity.
June 27, 2014
Good news for employees in the University of California System who enjoy a range of transportation and lodging options: Peer-to-peer services such as Airbnb, Lyft and Uber aren't banned after all. "There was no decision from [the university system]," a spokeswoman said in response to news -- based on an email the University of California at Los Angeles sent to employees -- that services had been banned for "insurance concerns."
June 26, 2014
After a torrid first quarter of 2014, investments in ed tech have cooled off, according to an analysis by EdSurge. Ed-tech companies are still on track to raise more than $300 million between April and June, though that figure is nowhere near the more than half a billion dollars raised during the first three months of the year. The total number of investments also dropped from 88 to 59.

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