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 15, 2016
U of Florida Online finds stability after canceling deal with Pearson, but scales back its plan for "exponential" growth in online education for undergraduates.
November 14, 2016
A Rowan University student had to go to the hospital last week after his cell phone charger caught fire, burning his leg and hand. According to WPVI-TV Philadelphia, the student was in the student center when the charger, which he was carrying in his pocket, caught fire.
November 14, 2016
Private colleges are growing more accepting of online education, according to a survey of chief academic officers conducted by the Council of Independent Colleges and the Learning House. Compared to a similar survey conducted in 2013, the share of private colleges that offer five or more fully online programs has grown from 15 percent to 25 percent, and while about half (48 percent) of colleges say some faculty members are still skeptical of online education, 38 percent say they have overcome that barrier.
November 11, 2016
Websites that offer students online study guides and tutoring services grow, but faculty members find they raise copyright and academic integrity issues -- as case at U Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shows.
November 7, 2016
As higher education turns increasingly digital, disability rights advocates turn to legal measures -- and an attentive Justice Department -- to address the challenges facing students with disabilities.
November 3, 2016
The FBI and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday announced the arrest of a Phoenix-based man who attempted to gain access to more than 2,000 university email accounts at more than 75 colleges and universities. The U.S.
November 2, 2016
Georgia Tech, having enrolled thousands of students in its well-regarded online master's degree program in computer science, expands its experiments with low-cost online education for undergraduates.
November 1, 2016
Former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren attacks libraries and other construction projects for driving up student debt. Librarians are not amused.
November 1, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education's rule regulating colleges that offer online education programs to students in other states may not go into effect until 2018. The department released a new draft of the rule in June and began collecting comments a month later. For the rule to have gone into effect next July, however, the department would have had to issue the final rule before Nov. 1.
November 1, 2016
Video captioning helps more than students with disabilities, according to a new study by 3Play Media and the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit. In a survey of 2,124 college students at 15 public and private nonprofit institutions, the researchers found three-quarters of respondents who turn on captions use them as a learning aid. About half of the surveyed students (52 percent) who use captions said they improve their comprehension of course work.

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