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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Most Recent Articles

March 25, 2014
Coursera hires Yale's former president and edX brings in a corporate executive to try to take them to the next level.
March 25, 2014
With a year and a half to go until the University of Arkansas launches its online institution, can the system avoid the pitfalls that have doomed similar initiatives?
March 20, 2014
As more colleges send emails telling rejected applicants they have been admitted, some admissions officers share what they learned from their mistakes.
March 19, 2014
Pearson, the education company and publisher, on Tuesday confirmed it laid off 68 employees in its higher education division on March 12. The company, which is in the middle of a transition from print to digital products, has in its past two annual earnings reports warned about stagnant or falling profits as it completes its restructuring process. A person with knowledge of the layoffs, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said many of those laid off were editors, designers and publishers.
March 19, 2014
Students, faculty members and administrators at some institutions that are members of the law library consortium NELLCO will soon be able to read The New York Times for free, the media organization announced on Wednesday.
March 19, 2014
Excitement, existentialism fuel collaboration in online education among small, private liberal arts institutions. 
March 18, 2014
If a faculty member swaps institutions, who keeps the intellectual property rights to the massive open online course-- the professor, the university, or both?
March 17, 2014
A two-year-long study of Khan Academy's effect on K-12 students' math skills suggests the online lessons may help boost performance and confidence, even if the materials play only a supplemental role.
March 14, 2014
The director of UF Online, the U. of Florida's online degree-granting arm, resigns less than two months after its launch.
March 14, 2014
Cengage Learning appears poised to emerge from bankruptcy after the academic publisher's plan of reorganization on Thursday received court approval. The plan, supported by all of Cengage's major stakeholders, eliminates about $4 billion of the company's debt, and secures Cengage $1.75 billion in exit funding. In a press release, the company said the plan is likely to take effect in the coming weeks.


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