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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March 1, 2017
Massive open online course provider edX on Tuesday expanded its lineup of MicroMasters programs, which let students study online to earn a certificate showing graduate-level work and, if they choose, transfer to an in-person program to complete a master's degree.
March 1, 2017
ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, in November 2015 received more than $52 million in funding from investors including Ashton Kutcher, Bill Gates, Goldman Sachs Investment Partners and the Wellcome Trust, TechCrunch and others reported. The news was only announced this week.
March 1, 2017
Barnes & Noble Education on Tuesday strengthened its presence in the bookstore market with the acquisition of MBS Textbook Exchange, a textbook distributor based in Columbia, Mo. MBS bills itself as the largest operator of virtual bookstores -- it runs more than 700. With the acquisition, Barnes & Noble Education will increase the number of bookstores it runs to more than 1,490, the company said in the announcement.
February 28, 2017
New paper casting doubt about the merits of online education raises concerns, but also questions from researchers who say it is "seriously flawed."
February 27, 2017
At Simmons College, two online degree programs launched less than five years ago are about to become the greatest source of tuition revenue on the campus.
February 24, 2017
February 23, 2017
The Faculty Council at Indiana University at Bloomington on Monday unanimously approved an open-access policy intended to improve the availability of peer-reviewed scholarly articles written by the university's researchers.
February 22, 2017
VitalSource, which provides digital content delivery products and services, last week said it intends to acquire Verba, a San Francisco-based start-up. Verba, which was founded in 2008 by a group of Harvard University students, works with campus bookstores on textbook acquisition and delivery.
February 20, 2017
Study suggests university presses are publishing fewer books in the humanities. Experts say the publishing industry is facing more significant changes.
February 20, 2017
More than 60 universities and government agencies in the U.K. and U.S. have been breached by a Russian hacker known as Rasputin, the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future found. The list of affected organizations include 25 universities in the U.S. -- Arizona State University, Cornell University and the University of Washington among them -- as well as 10 in the U.K. The hacker reportedly used an attack known as SQL injection, which can grant unauthorized users access to information stored on databases.


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