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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August 25, 2015
Massive open online course platform Coursera has raised another $49.5 million in its most recent round of funding, a number that is expected to grow to $60 million this fall. The sum pushes Coursera well past the $100 million mark in total funding received, as the company stood at $85 million after its series B round, according to CrunchBase.
August 21, 2015
Bay Path University, a women's college, has expanded its enrollment by moving beyond its traditional student population. Can it find success online?
August 19, 2015
In their rush to recruit student volunteers, political campaigns may inadvertently ask faculty members to violate college and university policies.
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.


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