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 8, 2016
Washington's rollout of a statewide software system for its 34 community colleges is millions of dollars over budget and swarming with bugs, The News Tribune reported.
February 4, 2016
Higher education needs to reconsider the use of crowdsourced labor in research, an article in last month's issue of PS: Political Science & Politics argues. Vanessa Williamson, a fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution, writes that researchers who rely on websites such as Amazon Mechanical Turk are taking advantage of workers who in some cases earn less than $20,000 a year. The use of online marketplaces such as Mechanical Turk has risen in the past five years, Williamson points out.
February 4, 2016
Students at the University of California at Berkeley are launching a class action lawsuit against Google over the company's automatic scanning of emails for advertising keywords. Google ended the practice in 2014, but students say the company violated the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 by scanning the emails of more than 30 million K-12 and higher education users between 2010 and 2014 without their consent.
February 3, 2016
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Tuesday announced a slate of new initiatives to expand and research digital and online education for learners of all ages. For its residential students, MIT will offer a program through its Digital Learning Lab for postdocs who want to create digital materials for use in their fields, including online course work that can be used in face-to-face courses.
February 3, 2016
Pearson, in search of profits and a clearer emphasis on education, announces it will leave the learning management system market.
February 1, 2016
Controversy about Academia.edu considering charging users to promote their work illustrates the delicate subject of the role money plays in scholarly publishing.
January 29, 2016
The Online Learning Consortium will this year rebrand its main conferences and expand its Quality Scorecard, according to plans released Thursday.
January 29, 2016
Coursera's decision to charge learners in some massive open online courses up front -- viewed by some as inevitable -- has critics asking if the MOOC provider is diverging from its mission of universal access.
January 29, 2016
Artstor and JSTOR may sound suspiciously similar, but the two databases have been operated by separate nonprofits -- or at least they were until Thursday. Ithaka, which owns JSTOR, announced it has partnered with Artstor, bringing the organization in under its management. Customers who subscribe to Artstor's products, such as its image database, will be unaffected by the move, Ithaka and Artstor said in a press release.
January 26, 2016
The use of devices in the classroom for nonclass purposes is on the rise. A new report explores some of the reasons why.

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