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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August 27, 2015
Knewton on Wednesday opened its doors to what the company called the "world’s first and only open adaptive learning platform," making its technology broadly available to instructors and students. The adaptive learning company has grown its business by lending its technology to publishers and educational-technology companies, but the new platform signals a more direct-to-consumer approach.
August 26, 2015
Researchers at Harvard U and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology find a uniquely MOOC way of cheating.
August 25, 2015
Massive open online course platform Coursera has raised another $49.5 million in its most recent round of funding, a number that is expected to grow to $60 million this fall. The sum pushes Coursera well past the $100 million mark in total funding received, as the company stood at $85 million after its series B round, according to CrunchBase.
August 25, 2015
Apple has a new way of promoting its Apple Watch this fall: as a secret in-class communication device. According to 9to5Mac, retail workers are being encouraged to pitch the wearable to students as a means to sneak peeks at a screen without their instructor noticing.
August 25, 2015
Middlebury will sell its stake in for-profit online language learning provider, an initiative that never sat right with many faculty members. But future online education initiatives are in the works.
August 21, 2015
Bay Path University, a women's college, has expanded its enrollment by moving beyond its traditional student population. Can it find success online?
August 19, 2015
In their rush to recruit student volunteers, political campaigns may inadvertently ask faculty members to violate college and university policies.
August 17, 2015
Private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and TPG Capital have agreed to buy higher education software provider Ellucian. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but a Reuters report pegged the deal at $3.5 billion, including debt. The firms acquired the majority stake from Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity.
August 14, 2015
Instructure, the company behind the learning management system Canvas, plans to go public later this year, according to Reuters. The news organization, quoting unnamed sources, suggests the company has already filed for an initial public offering, and that the company will be valued at between $500 and $800 million.
August 13, 2015
A last-minute wording change in Hillary Clinton's higher education plan about online programs draws criticism from distance learning experts.


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