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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February 25, 2014
Amid the flood of new gadgets unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday announced a partnership with the massive open online course provider edX to offer free courses in Rwanda. The initiative, known as SocialEDU, gives students in Rwanda access to edX content through the Facebook mobile app. Nokia and Airtel will offer inexpensive smart phones and data plans, respectively, to aid the effort.
February 24, 2014
Excelsior College, the world's largest distance educator of nurses, is sued by former students alleging the institution deceived them.
February 21, 2014
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the two institutions behind the massive open online course provider edX, on Thursday released a set of tools that visualize the age, gender, location and level of education of their almost 2 million MOOC users.
February 21, 2014
MOOCs may be less of an investment for elite institutions, but Cornell, Princeton and Yale Universities still face familiar questions about investments, revenue and intellectual property rights.  
February 20, 2014
The personal information of 309,079 students, faculty members and staffers at the University of Maryland's campuses at College Park and Shady Grove has been compromised, university officials announced on Wednesday.
February 19, 2014
The University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., claims to be the first U.S. institution to receive a donation in the cryptocurrency bitcoin. Nicolas Cary, a 2007 graduate of the university who now serves as the CEO of the bitcoin wallet service Blockchain, on Tuesday donated 14.5 bitcoins, or about $10,000, to the university's alumni fund. 
February 19, 2014
Forget massive open online courses and online degree offerings. For the smallest colleges out there, a successful online education strategy can sometimes be as simple as email.
February 18, 2014
Two years and twice as many iterations later, MOOC instructors at Stanford U. say they are finally seeing results.
February 13, 2014
A study shows the open-source platform, not Blackboard, is the top learning software pick among small colleges.
February 12, 2014
In similar editorials, student journalists at UT-Austin and Cornell U. ask why MOOCs aren't yet benefiting residential students.


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