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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Most Recent Articles

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.
April 18, 2017
OER provider Lumen Learning joins with Follett to bring open course content to faculty members through the campus bookstore.
April 14, 2017
Administrators at CUNY and SUNY look to seize an $8 million opportunity to drastically expand the use of open educational resources at their campuses.
April 11, 2017
Ithaka S+R and OCLC Research launch project to examine how universities and their libraries are changing.
April 11, 2017
Another historically black institution -- South Carolina State -- teams up with the University of Phoenix to offer online courses to a greater number of students.
April 11, 2017
Student-services provider Chegg is the first company to work with Pearson on a new textbook-rental program the publisher announced in January.
April 7, 2017
Manifold, a hybrid publishing platform created by the U of Minnesota Press and CUNY’s Graduate Center, launches in beta form with features supporting experimental scholarly work.
April 7, 2017
Scientific Reports is now the largest scholarly journal in the world, overtaking PLOS ONE. In the first quarter of 2017, Scientific Reports published 6,214 articles, compared to PLOS ONE's 5,541. The news was first reported by Phil Davis, a consultant, writing for the blog The Scholarly Kitchen.
April 7, 2017
Investments in ed-tech start-ups picked up in the first quarter of 2017 after a down year in 2016, the venture capital database CB Insights found. So far in 2017, investors have funneled $545 million into ed-tech start-ups across 131 deals, which compared to the previous five quarters is an increase in the number of deals but less money overall. By contrast 2015, the record year in ed-tech investments, saw start-ups attract $3.4 billion.
April 5, 2017
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences in Norway wants to become a full-fledged university, but if its pending application were to be approved, the institution does not yet know what it would be called.


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