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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September 21, 2016
A student at Kennesaw State University has been arrested after he accessed the university's student information system to change grades and steal the personal information of several students and professors this summer, FOX 5 Atlanta reported. Chase Arthur Hughes reportedly used faculty members' usernames and passwords to log into the system, where he was able to view financial and personal information and bump his and four other students' grades in two classes up to an A.
September 20, 2016
MOOC-based master's degree initiative expands to more than a dozen universities. Will learners opt to enroll or settle for a certificate?
September 19, 2016
The University of Delhi School of Economics has prevailed in a copyright lawsuit brought by three major publishers over the sale of photocopied books and pages. Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Taylor & Francis in 2012 sued the university and Rameshwari Photocopy Service, located on its north campus. The suit imposed a ban on the shop from selling course packs.
September 16, 2016
Better service, lower prices, higher profits. Indiana U may have found a textbook acquisition model that makes everyone happy.
September 16, 2016
Publisher John Wiley & Sons has acquired Ranku, an ed-tech start-up that helps colleges convert web traffic into applications. Ranku has worked with state universities to create an online marketplace where prospective students can easily browse and apply, collecting data about student interest that institutions can use to determine which online programs they should launch or expand. Terms of the acquisition were not announced.
September 16, 2016
The National Research Center for College & University Admissions is expanding its research services with the acquisition of Eduventures, a Boston-based firm. Terms of the acquisition were not announced, but an Eduventures spokesperson said the firm will remain in Boston and that "99 percent" of the company was joining NRCCUA.
September 15, 2016
The science press release database EurekAlert went off-line on Wednesday after a hacker gained access to the website and leaked embargoed news out of the University of Sussex and the University of Montreal. According to a message on the website, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which runs the website, on Sunday became aware of a Sept. 9 cyberattack that compromised usernames and passwords. Financial information was not stolen, the AAAS said.
September 14, 2016
Quality Matters, which offers quality assurance programs for online courses, is this fall expanding into online teaching certification. The organization has begun offering seven one- to two-week workshops that, when completed, award participants a Teaching Online Certificate attesting to their skills as effective online instructors. The Wednesday-to-Wednesday workshops, which cover topics such as assessment, course design and technology skills, are hosted every month, priced at $100 a week for members.
September 12, 2016
The University of California, San Francisco, last week came under fire for its decision to fire about 80 IT workers and replace them with services from the Indian IT company HCL Technologies, Computerworld reported. The $50 million, five-year contract with HCL is a cost-cutting measure, the university said, brought on by declining health care reimbursements and rising costs associated with the Affordable Care Act.
September 12, 2016
Report finds initiative fatigue and a lack of accountability, among other obstacles, are preventing colleges from improving student outcomes.


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