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

August 17, 2015
Private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and TPG Capital have agreed to buy higher education software provider Ellucian. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but a Reuters report pegged the deal at $3.5 billion, including debt. The firms acquired the majority stake from Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity.
August 14, 2015
Instructure, the company behind the learning management system Canvas, plans to go public later this year, according to Reuters. The news organization, quoting unnamed sources, suggests the company has already filed for an initial public offering, and that the company will be valued at between $500 and $800 million.
August 13, 2015
A last-minute wording change in Hillary Clinton's higher education plan about online programs draws criticism from distance learning experts.
August 12, 2015
One year after the launch of Unizin, what has the digital learning consortium accomplished?
August 11, 2015
The FOIA controversy at the U of Illinois, while not a surprise, exposes a need to clarify when email is and isn't public, legal experts say.
August 6, 2015
Caliper, an initiative to standardize collection and reporting of learning analytics, is nearing release. Can colleges and vendors learn to speak the same language?
August 5, 2015
Dozens of education, interest, library and technology groups on Tuesday called for the Obama administration to make federally funded instructional and training materials available as open educational resources. In a letter, the organizations offered an example of what such a policy might look like, writing that the materials should be reusable, adaptable and made available online. A copy of the letter can be seen here.
August 4, 2015
Even as free and low-cost textbook initiatives grow, most efforts are still focused on introductory courses. Options are far more limited in upper-level courses, where a single textbook can now cost $400.
August 4, 2015
Textbook and student services provider Chegg will later this year launch a test preparation service, CEO Dan Rosensweig announced during the company's quarterly earnings call Monday afternoon. The paid service will initially cover the ACT and SAT tests, and will be made available to high school students later this year. A Chegg spokesperson said the services will later expand to cover more standardized tests and students. Details on the cost of the service were not announced on Monday.
July 29, 2015
The Jefferson Education Accelerator, an effort by the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education to help efficacious educational technology companies, has found its first partner company: the online learning platform provider Echo360.


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