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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January 15, 2014
Blackboard buys MyEdu, signaling it will get serious about the "consumerization" of higher education.
January 15, 2014
Survey shows academic leaders' enthusiasm for online education dipped in 2013 after interest among institutions with no such offerings faltered.
January 14, 2014
Ontario will create an online portal to give students in the Canadian province a shared point of access to online education, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities announced on Monday. The Centre of Excellence for Online Learning, expected to open in time for the 2015-16 academic year, will house Ontario Online, a hub that will host centralized online courses that offer credit eligible to be transferred between participating colleges and universities. The center is supported by C$42 million in public funds.
January 14, 2014
Aided by successful new faculty members, the digital humanities claim a part of the MLA's annual meeting.
January 9, 2014
Cengage Learning, the second-largest higher education publisher in the U.S., on Tuesday announced it has formed a partnership with Knewton to provide adaptive learning technology in a handful of its products. Cengage will use Knewton technology in the company's MindTap platform, an interactive textbook reader. The technology will first appear in the management and sociology disciplines, a Knewton spokesman said.
January 8, 2014
The iPad-embracing Lynn University will drop its current learning management system, Blackboard Learn, in favor of Apple's iTunes U.
January 6, 2014
Supporters of open access and traditional publishing models clash during the American Historical Association's annual meeting.
January 3, 2014
At the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, young scholars distance themselves from the organization's stance on embargoing dissertations and encourage new forms of graduate work.
December 20, 2013
Four publishing associations join forces to combat the rise of illegitimate open-access journals.
December 19, 2013
Boundless, a startup that creates digital "textbook replacements," has settled with publishers Cengage, Macmillan and Pearson after the companies sued for violating their copyright, the company announced on Wednesday. The parties reached a confidential settlement that means Boundless can "continue doing what we set out to do on a high level throughout the world of education," CEO Ariel Diaz said.


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