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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February 3, 2016
Pearson, in search of profits and a clearer emphasis on education, announces it will leave the learning management system market.
February 3, 2016
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Tuesday announced a slate of new initiatives to expand and research digital and online education for learners of all ages. For its residential students, MIT will offer a program through its Digital Learning Lab for postdocs who want to create digital materials for use in their fields, including online course work that can be used in face-to-face courses.
February 1, 2016
Controversy about considering charging users to promote their work illustrates the delicate subject of the role money plays in scholarly publishing.
January 29, 2016
Artstor and JSTOR may sound suspiciously similar, but the two databases have been operated by separate nonprofits -- or at least they were until Thursday. Ithaka, which owns JSTOR, announced it has partnered with Artstor, bringing the organization in under its management. Customers who subscribe to Artstor's products, such as its image database, will be unaffected by the move, Ithaka and Artstor said in a press release.
January 29, 2016
Coursera's decision to charge learners in some massive open online courses up front -- viewed by some as inevitable -- has critics asking if the MOOC provider is diverging from its mission of universal access.
January 29, 2016
The Online Learning Consortium will this year rebrand its main conferences and expand its Quality Scorecard, according to plans released Thursday.
January 26, 2016
The use of devices in the classroom for nonclass purposes is on the rise. A new report explores some of the reasons why.
January 25, 2016
Massive open online course platform Coursera is removing the option to complete some of the courses offered on its platform for free. Coursera has previously offered a free track and a paid track that awards an identity-verified certificate, but as of last week, learners will have to pay a fee in some courses to have their assignments graded. Learners in those courses who choose not to pay can still browse the course materials, including discussions and assignments.
January 25, 2016
Colleges are under increasing pressure to offer new digital scholarship services. Could an exchange be the answer to their problems?
January 22, 2016
Education giant Pearson plans to cut 4,000 positions -- 10 percent of its workforce -- as part of a global restructuring process, the company said on Thursday. Declining college enrollment in the U.S., fewer students taking vocational courses in the U.K. and a slump in textbook sales in South Africa are among the reasons that led the company to overestimate its earnings, which have fallen about $325 million from their peak, Pearson said in a news release.


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