Carl Straumsheim

Carl Straumsheim, Technology Correspondent, 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 STROMS-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, 2017
Despite questions about privacy, colleges using biometric authentication such as iris scans say they are mostly concerned with getting students into campus facilities as quickly as possible.
May 8, 2017
To mixed reactions from analysts, 2U acquires its way into the certificate and international markets.
May 3, 2017
Louisiana State University takes Elsevier to court in an attempt to settle a disagreement with the publisher about its $1.64 million contract.
May 3, 2017
On Tuesday 2U, an online program management company, said it will acquire GetSmarter, an online education company that focuses on working professionals. The Maryland-based 2U has a significant presence in the online education market, but it has mostly focused on for-credit graduate-level work. In the announcement, 2U said the acquisition will enable the company to expand internationally (GetSmarter has offices in London and Cape Town) and offer shorter courses.
May 2, 2017
Online enrollment continues to grow as the total number of students in college shrinks. The growth is particularly strong at private nonprofit colleges, report finds.
May 1, 2017
Yik Yak, the once-popular anonymous messaging app, will shut down in the coming weeks, its developers
April 28, 2017
Paraphrasing tools, freely available online, can fool plagiarism detection software, study finds.
April 26, 2017
Federal regulations governing drone use are so far keeping the loftiest fantasies from becoming reality. New rules could change that.
April 26, 2017
Online education provider edX launched a new line of professional certificate programs Tuesday in fields such as coding, data science and digital marketing. The programs, which can be completed in two to six months, add another type of credential to edX's portfolio of offerings. The platform also offers individual courses, course sequences (called XSeries) and online-to-on-ground master's degree programs, known as MicroMasters.
April 25, 2017
The education company wants to be a cutting-edge software provider and support colleges using older versions. Analysts and some colleges worry the company is stretching itself too thin.

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