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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April 7, 2015
Boundless, the "textbook replacement" start-up that has looked to rebound from a lawsuit it settled with it the publishing industry, has been acquired by the education company Valore, the Boston Business Journal reported. Valore also owns a used textbook market and SimpleTuition, a student loan comparison tool.
April 7, 2015
The student services company Chegg on Monday announced its users will soon be able to subscribe to career counseling from InsideTrack. The counseling service, currently in beta, will launch next month. 
April 3, 2015
Massive open online course provider edX on Thursday announced it had reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, ensuring that the platform will be made accessible to learners with disabilities.
April 2, 2015
An updated study of massive open online courses from Harvard U. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds diverse learner populations and interests -- and the need for more research.
April 1, 2015
Apart from cases such as Oral Roberts U.'s smartwatch pilot, experiments with the "internet of things" are still years away at most colleges and universities -- but questions about privacy and cheating remain.
March 31, 2015
Both Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities saw campus Internet connectivity suffer this weekend as the institutions came under distributed denial-of-service attacks, NJ.com reported. Such attacks can slow a website to a crawl or crash it completely by directing large amounts of web traffic to one site.
March 30, 2015
Northeastern U. unveils it latest branch campus -- a network of hubs hosted by companies in Silicon Valley. Future expansions may see the university going abroad.
March 27, 2015
The National Association of College Bookstores on Tuesday filed a lawsuit to obtain Purdue University's contract with Amazon, after a public records request produced a redacted copy, The Indianapolis Star reported. Purdue in August announced a partnership with the retailer to give students expedited shipping optio
March 27, 2015
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is continuing to fund projects that tackle digital scholarship and publishing in the humanities, and on Friday the foundation announced another round of such grants.
March 27, 2015
U.F. Online, the University of Florida's online arm, has after a yearlong search found a new director. Evangeline Cummings, director of the strategic management division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will replace founding director Elizabeth D. Phillips, who resigned two months after U.F. Online launched in January 2014. W.

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