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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Most Recent Articles

August 12, 2015
One year after the launch of Unizin, what has the digital learning consortium accomplished?
August 11, 2015
The FOIA controversy at the U of Illinois, while not a surprise, exposes a need to clarify when email is and isn't public, legal experts say.
August 6, 2015
Caliper, an initiative to standardize collection and reporting of learning analytics, is nearing release. Can colleges and vendors learn to speak the same language?
August 5, 2015
Dozens of education, interest, library and technology groups on Tuesday called for the Obama administration to make federally funded instructional and training materials available as open educational resources. In a letter, the organizations offered an example of what such a policy might look like, writing that the materials should be reusable, adaptable and made available online. A copy of the letter can be seen here.
August 4, 2015
Textbook and student services provider Chegg will later this year launch a test preparation service, CEO Dan Rosensweig announced during the company's quarterly earnings call Monday afternoon. The paid service will initially cover the ACT and SAT tests, and will be made available to high school students later this year. A Chegg spokesperson said the services will later expand to cover more standardized tests and students. Details on the cost of the service were not announced on Monday.
August 4, 2015
Even as free and low-cost textbook initiatives grow, most efforts are still focused on introductory courses. Options are far more limited in upper-level courses, where a single textbook can now cost $400.
July 29, 2015
A study by a Chapman University professor suggests instructors could actually help students by defending their record on
July 29, 2015
Educational technology giant Blackboard is exploring a sale, according to anonymous sources who spoke to Reuters. The company, which develops the learning management system Learn and a host of other products, is reportedly seeking a deal of around $3 billion.
July 29, 2015
The Jefferson Education Accelerator, an effort by the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education to help efficacious educational technology companies, has found its first partner company: the online learning platform provider Echo360.
July 28, 2015
The Major League Soccer regular season still has another three months left, but professional soccer players may already want to consider if their off-season plans include studies at Southern New Hampshire University. The institution on Monday announced an exclusive partnership with the league to offer scholarships for players, internships for students and support for community initiatives to boost youth interest in soccer.


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