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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November 2, 2015
Northeastern University will next year take its growing branch campus business outside the U.S., adding an outlet for professional graduate degree programs in Toronto. The university this spring opened its third branch campus in the San Jose, Calif., offices of Integrated Device Technology, giving Northeastern a presence in Silicon Valley. Other locations include Charlotte, N.C., and Seattle.
November 2, 2015
Renaissance Society of America seeks to avoid a repeat of last week's controversy with a new deal that guarantees members access to a database many feared they would lose.
October 29, 2015
Campus Computing Project's 2015 survey finds enthusiasm for open resources, adaptive learning and digital courseware, but basic issues such as supporting faculty members and students dominate IT officers' list of priorities.
October 28, 2015
Kadenze, an online education platform that focuses on the creative arts, now offers a year's worth of credit through online courses. The platform launched in June with a network of partner institutions such the California Institute of the Arts, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Saint Joseph in Macau, among others.
October 27, 2015
Educause's new president and CEO has had a slow first five months on the job, but 2016 could change that.
October 26, 2015
The average instructor of a massive open online course is most likely to be a white man in his 50s with two decades of experience in academe but none in online education, according to a study by researchers at Indiana University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jessica G. Myrick, assistant professor in IU's Media School, and Suzannah Evans, a doctoral student at UNC-Chapel Hill, in spring and summer 2014 surveyed 707 instructors teaching on edX and Coursera, two leading MOOC platforms.
October 23, 2015
After canceling its online program management partnership with Pearson, can the University of Florida go it alone?
October 22, 2015
The American Council on Education on Wednesday announced the first 111 courses chosen to participate in the Alternative Credit Project, an initiative to raise awareness about free or low-cost online courses that some colleges accept for credit. The courses are all offered by nontraditional providers such as Ed4Online, StraighterLine and JumpCourse, which don't award credit themselves, but have had many of their courses approved for credit recommendation by ACE.
October 21, 2015
A faculty member at California State University at Fullerton is fighting back after he was reprimanded for assigning affordable textbooks in a math course, The Orange County Register reported. Alain Bourget, assistant professor of mathematics, reportedly picked two textbooks -- one priced at $76, the other free -- in an introductory linear algebra and differential equations course over the $180 textbook co-written by the chair and vice chair of the math department.
October 21, 2015
The University of Texas System has released a set of free online courses intended to help high school students prepare for careers in STEM fields and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. The courses, which include introductory material in engineering, precalculus and sociology, among other subjects, are available on edX's massive open online course platform.


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