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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June 4, 2014
Massive open online courses don't pose a threat to M.B.A. programs -- in part because they target different student demographics, three University of Pennsylvania researchers claim in a new study. Analyzing student data collected from nine MOOCs offered by the Wharton School, the university's business school, the researchers found 78 percent of the more than 875,000 students resided outside the United States.
June 4, 2014
Most of Coursera's courses are once again available to students in Iran, the massive open online course providers announced on Tuesday. MOOC providers in January found their courses blocked in countries subject to economic sanctions, but after negotiating with the federal government, Coursera has restored access to students in Iran and Syria -- although
June 3, 2014
The Department of Education slices its online enrollment data to show which students enroll in online courses, and where.
June 2, 2014
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the two universities behind the massive open online course provider edX, on Friday released the data sets behind the data visualization tool Insights. The data covers students who enrolled in the 16 edX courses offered by the two institutions during 2012-13, and has been scrubbed for information that could identify individuals.
June 2, 2014
Blackboard, which in January acquired the college and career planning service MyEdu, on Monday revealed how it will include the online tool in its products.
May 30, 2014
The University of British Columbia this week invited students to celebrate graduation with the hashtag #UBCgrad, but amid pictures of cap-and-gown-clad students, one photo stood out. On a poster printed with the words "I Will Always Remember UBC For" followed by a blank space, someone had filled in "My Crippling Debt." According to posts on Twitter, the poster was found on a university sidewalk.
May 29, 2014
At Temple University, protecting sensitive data comes before protecting the device used to access it.
May 20, 2014
As Princeton University Press transitions from print to digital products, will it soar in its foray into the app market?
May 16, 2014
The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements added five new members on Thursday: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Washington. The states, which join Indiana and North Dakota, sign on to an initiative that aims to simplify the process by which distance education providers become authorized to offer courses to students across state line.
May 16, 2014
The crash of the cloud-based research software Dedoose is an important lesson about the balance between security and convenience, tech consultants say.


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