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

December 2, 2014
Elite research universities, which have been leaders in exporting modular courses and resources to other colleges, are considering using them at their own campuses.
November 25, 2014
The massive open online course provider Coursera is taking cloud-based education to its most literal interpretation yet. Coursera's users will soon be able to watch 10 educational videos while flying on JetBlue as part of the airline's Fly-Fi onboard wireless internet service. In a blog post, Coursera said JetBlue will offer content from the Berklee School of Music and the Universities of Edinburgh and Pennsylvania, among other partners.
November 24, 2014
New grant recipients of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be required to make their research and data open to the public.
November 24, 2014
Students from countries outside the European Economic Community won't have to pay tuition at universities in Norway after all, according to a final budget proposal presented on Friday. Norway's center-right government had proposed the idea -- which many university leaders criticized -- but scrapped the idea as part of a set of compromises with parliament to ensure the budget would pass.
November 21, 2014
Adoption of open educational resources has to be about more than replacing textbooks, advocates say -- and academic libraries can help.
November 20, 2014
At a U.S. House hearing, representatives for publishers and colleges argue over whether federal government should get involved in determining how institutions can use copyrighted works.    
November 19, 2014
Rafter, the course content provider that spawned from the textbook rental company BookRenter, on Wednesday announced a new service that ties textbook costs to tuition and automatically delivers course materials upon registration. The service, known as Rafter360, enables faculty members to select the course materials they intend to use in their courses, which are then delivered to students either digitally or shipped to homes or campus bookstores for pickup and returned at the end of the course.
November 19, 2014
John Leahy, chief financial officer for the caregiver website, is joining the education company and publisher Cengage Learning. Leahy will be tasked with managing finances for Cengage, a company that emerged from bankruptcy this spring after eliminating $4 billion in debt. In a statement, Cengage CEO Michael Hansen said Leahy will "seek opportunities for growth and to ensure our overall financial health" as the company completes its restructuring.
November 18, 2014
Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington will lead a $1.6 million effort to better understand how digital learning affects higher education. The Digital Learning Research Network, a partnership between UT-Arlington and nine other institutions, will examine topics such as competency-based learning, personalized education and massive open online courses.
November 17, 2014
Transform CSCU 2020, a plan to reform most of Connecticut's public institutions, faces faculty pushback over centralization and online education.


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