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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Most Recent Articles

September 14, 2015
A plan to create an accreditor for online programs adopts a new model: free MOOCs to help students earn placement credit.
September 11, 2015
The American Historical Association on Wednesday released its guidelines for how to evaluate digital scholarship for hiring, tenure and promotion purposes. "The guidelines encourage departments to evaluate such work on its scholarly merits," the AHA wrote in a blog post.
September 11, 2015
Where is the billion-dollar online program management industry headed?
September 10, 2015
The American Institutes for Research will help the Jefferson Education Accelerator identify efficacious educational technology, the two organizations announced on Wednesday.
September 9, 2015
Major textbook publishers are exploring direct-to-student marketing and sales as a means to increase the adoption of digital course materials.
September 3, 2015
"Mischiefs of Faction," the political science blog founded by faculty members at Denver and George Mason Universities, is joining Vox, a website that focuses on explaining items in the news. The acquisition is the latest example of news organizations turning to academe to expand their coverage.
September 2, 2015
U of Central Florida is using lecture-capture technology to enroll more students than can fit in its classrooms. But is a live stream a sufficient replacement for a face-to-face lecture?
September 2, 2015
Faculty members and librarians disagree on the importance of working together, according to a survey conducted by Library Journal and Gale, the library arm of Cengage Learning. The two organizations surveyed about 1,000 faculty members and librarians, finding that the latter group valued cooperation more strongly.
August 31, 2015
Inside Higher Ed explores JumpCourse, an online education platform, after a former professor finds that a course lacks rigor and sophisticated sense of its subject matter -- even as the American Council on Education vouches for its quality.
August 28, 2015
The University of Maryland University College will by fall 2016 be a textbook-free institution, the Associated Press reported. The university, which serves mainly adult students and members of the military, will replace the textbooks with open educational resources, a spokesperson said. The change will first apply to about 64,000 undergraduate students in more than 700 courses this fall, then graduate students in fall 2016.


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