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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November 16, 2015
Instructure saw its stock close at $18 on Friday, rising 12.5 percent as its first day as a publicly traded company drew to a close. The stock passed $18 by late morning before falling slightly and stabilizing above $17 for much of the afternoon. Last-minute activity pushed the price back to the $18 mark. The company, which develops the learning management system Canvas, set the price of its initial public offering of 4.4 million shares at $16, the lower end of its range.
November 13, 2015
Higher education and library organizations, led by the Association of Research Libraries, side with the Lingua editors and criticize Elsevier.
November 12, 2015
Online education provider Udacity has achieved "unicorn" status, a term used by investors to describe companies that are valued at more than $1 billion. The company, which launched as a massive open online course provider but has since shifted its focus to course sequences it calls "nanodegrees," reached the milestone after securing another $105 million from investors.
November 12, 2015
Is Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute the source that led the Federal Bureau of Investigation to identify and arrest suspects behind crimes committed on the "dark web"? Legal proceedings in a case against a Seattle man charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs last month revealed that a "university-based research institute" helped the agency identify people who were using Tor, software that complicates online surveillance by hiding its users among one another.
November 12, 2015
Survey of administrators finds more colleges are turning to those off the tenure track to teach courses online, but also a "fundamental divide" among institutions about how to handle those instructors.
November 11, 2015
Open-access advocates see an opportunity to capitalize on the Lingua controversy, but outcomes of previous mass resignations at scholarly journals paint an unclear picture of the impact of "editorial mutinies."
November 5, 2015
As the LMS provider prepares to go public, financial disclosures show the company has spent on sales and marketing at a much higher rate than competitors -- but has rapid growth to show for it.
November 3, 2015
Massive open online courses are everywhere these days -- on smartphones, on planes and even on the list of Emmy Award nominees. Now MOOC provider Coursera has found a new screen to occupy: the TV.
November 3, 2015
The disability studies scholars behind guidelines on accessibility in publishing gain their first endorsement from a university press.
November 2, 2015
Northeastern University will next year take its growing branch campus business outside the U.S., adding an outlet for professional graduate degree programs in Toronto. The university this spring opened its third branch campus in the San Jose, Calif., offices of Integrated Device Technology, giving Northeastern a presence in Silicon Valley. Other locations include Charlotte, N.C., and Seattle.


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