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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May 9, 2014
Graduate faculty members at Rutgers University at New Brunswick have once again rejected administrators' plans to create more online degree programs through a partnership with Pearson. Last October, faculty members in the Graduate School blocked any new programs from being approved, objecting to Pearson's share of tuition revenue -- 50 percent -- and an "obscenity clause" in the contract that Pearson later clarified.
May 9, 2014
The online course platform Udemy on Thursday announced its largest funding haul to date: $32 million, more than twice what the startup pulled in during its November 2012 round. The Series C financing round accounts for two-thirds of the total venture capital Udemy has attracted since its launch in 2010, and was led by investors Norwest Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners and MHS Capital.
May 8, 2014
The online publishing platform Inkling has cut its digital textbook division to focus on enterprise products. Speaking to TechCrunch, CEO Matt MacInnis confirmed the company would lay off about 25 percent of its staff.
May 8, 2014
A series of critical articles have some digital humanists saying the trend has been oversold, particularly with regard to producing academic jobs.
May 7, 2014
Northwestern and Washington State U. agree on what they want from their new learning management systems -- so why are they picking different providers?
May 2, 2014
The abundance of big data in education "raises serious questions about how best to protect student privacy," a White House working group warns in a report released Wednesday. 
May 1, 2014
Administrators and faculty members reflect about future of online education on their campuses as 2U's Semester Online consortium nears its end.
May 1, 2014
Does Google's decision to stop scanning university email for ad keywords represent a watershed moment for privacy or a symbolic gesture?
May 1, 2014
Dominican University of California will host the first Coursera Learning Hub at a U.S. institution, providing a physical space for the MOOC provider's digital content.
April 30, 2014
The college and career planning startup ConnectEDU filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday night after struggling to repay debt held by more than 200 creditors.

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