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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February 20, 2017
Study suggests university presses are publishing fewer books in the humanities. Experts say the publishing industry is facing more significant changes.
February 20, 2017
More than 60 universities and government agencies in the U.K. and U.S. have been breached by a Russian hacker known as Rasputin, the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future found. The list of affected organizations include 25 universities in the U.S. -- Arizona State University, Cornell University and the University of Washington among them -- as well as 10 in the U.K. The hacker reportedly used an attack known as SQL injection, which can grant unauthorized users access to information stored on databases.
February 17, 2017
Study challenges the myth that digital instruction costs less -- both for students and for the colleges producing the courses.
February 16, 2017
Faculty members, students and parents have launched over 130,000 fund-raising campaigns, collected donations from over 850,000 people and raised more than $60 million on the crowdfunding site GoFundMe since 2014. The company, which said crowdfunding for college-related expenses is on the raise, released a guidebook Wednesday for others considering creating a fund-raiser on their own.
February 16, 2017
Ellucian is ending support for Brainstorm, its competency-based education platform, less than two years after it acquired the platform (then known as Helix Education).
February 16, 2017
VitalSource, which provides digital content delivery products and services, on Wednesday said it intends to acquire Verba, a San Francisco-based start-up. Verba, which was founded in 2008 by a group of Harvard University students, works with campus bookstores on textbook acquisition and delivery.
February 15, 2017
University presses in the U.S. publish an estimated 15,000 books a year, about 3,000 of which are primary monographs in the humanities, according to a report that attempts to quantify that segment of the scholarly publishing market. The report, written by consultants Joseph Esposito and Karen Barch and supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, looked at publishing output at university presses between 2009 and 2013 to address a lack of information about how the presses operate.
February 15, 2017
The company behind the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak is betting on group messaging to capture the interests of college students, according to
February 14, 2017
FutureLearn, the massive open online course provider owned by the Open University in the U.K., expands to the U.S.
February 13, 2017
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is making images of all its public-domain artworks -- more than 375,000 pieces -- available for unrestricted use.

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