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

July 24, 2015
Consumer-facing technology and emerging markets lead the way as investments in ed-tech companies yet again reach an all-time high. But who isn't being funded?
July 22, 2015
College students spent less on textbooks in fall 2014 than they did in 2009, even though they bought just as many course materials, according to a study released by the National Association of College Stores. That development is fueled by a number of factors, including the rise of open educational resources, the growth of the rental textbook market and growing faculty awareness of the cost of course materials. Overall student spending on course materials continued its steady decline last academic year.
July 22, 2015
Davidson College releases blended learning modules on edX to help high school students and teachers tackle the trickiest questions on Advanced Placement tests.
July 21, 2015
Michigan State University this month opened the Center for Legal Services Innovation, an initiative within the university's College of Law that plans to use data to improve the legal profession. The interdisciplinary center, known as LegalRnD, will host "hackathons" to improve the delivery of legal services and -- as the name suggests -- engage in research and development.
July 17, 2015
West Virginia U searches for a first-of-its-kind "Wikipedian-in-residence" to increase the number of women contributors to the online encyclopedia.
July 15, 2015
Business professors find another use for software created to help them teach case studies: preventing students from skimming.
July 14, 2015
Tests conducted by a writing coordinator at the U of Texas at Austin suggest that many student plagiarists could avoid being caught by Turnitin.
July 8, 2015
On Reddit, the "Wild West" of social networks, individual scholars and publishers find authenticity helps in establishing a presence.
July 7, 2015
Data from 13 massive open online courses offered by Duke University in fall 2014 shows the MOOCs primarily played a supplementary role, a new report shows. Researchers at Duke surveyed three groups of "underserved" learners: those below the age of 18 and above the age of 65, as well as those with limited access to higher education.
July 6, 2015
As Pennsylvania State University investigates two sets of sophisticated cyberattacks, IT security experts say more attacks are likely on the way.


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