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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December 8, 2015
Massive open online courses are estimated to become an $8.5 billion industry by 2020, growing from $1.83 billion today, according to a report by market research firm MarketsandMarkets. The report finds major opportunities for growth in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East as more learners there seek access to education regardless of physical location.
December 4, 2015
Hamilton College's library and Information Technology Services, longtime cohabitants on campus, tied the knot in 2013. Why is that model, rare at large institutions, appealing to smaller ones?
December 2, 2015
Learning management system provider Blackboard is once again turning to acquisitions to bolster its analytics capabilities. The company on Tuesday announced it had acquired Blue Canary, which specializes in retention analytics by using data to determine if students are at risk of failing courses or skipping classes.
December 1, 2015
Online course marketplace Udemy on Saturday pledged to review its copyright policies after subject matter experts said their online content had been uploaded to the site without their permission, the BBC reported. Udemy, whose platform enables anyone to teach an online course either free or for a small fee, said in a blog post that plagiarizing content is a "clear violation" of its policies.
December 1, 2015
Many faculty members are concerned about the intellectual property implications of teaching online -- namely, that a college could use content a faculty member created but assign other instructors to teach the course. A case out of the University of Southern Maine, reported by the Portland Press Herald, presents an unusual twist to that story.
December 1, 2015
After spending millions on laptops and tablets for all students and upgrading its network infrastructure, Moravian College explores how it can use those investments to "redefine the classroom."
November 25, 2015
Western Washington University canceled classes on Tuesday in response to online hate speech that university President Bruce Shepard said targeted students of color. In a statement announcing the cancellation, Shepard said the threats were not "merely insulting, rude, offensive commentary that trolls and various other lowlifes seem free to spew, willy-nilly, although there has been plenty of that, too.
November 24, 2015
Author discusses book offering a critical analysis of massive open online courses from a social science perspective.
November 20, 2015
Science article explores how hackers can hijack scholarly journals. Fortunately, preventing it can be as simple as paying a bill on time.
November 19, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University on Wednesday defended itself from an assertion by the Tor Project that the university received “at least $1 million” from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to unmask suspects behind crimes committed on the "dark web." The university's Software Engineering Institute was last week pegged as the "university-based research institute" that helped the FBI track down and arrest a Seattle man working on the online black market known as "Silk Road


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