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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September 28, 2016
Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday announced a goal of saving the state's college students $5 million a year by replacing commercial textbooks with open educational resources.
September 28, 2016
Education company Cengage Learning on Tuesday announced it had acquired WebAssign, a homework platform provider that spun off from North Carolina State University. In its announcement, Cengage positioned WebAssign as a third offering alongside MindTap, its learning platform, and the online program management service provider Learning Objects.
September 28, 2016
Enterprise software provider Workday on Tuesday launched its full cloud-based student information system, Workday Student, after about three years of development.
September 27, 2016
Dozens of colleges may have had their websites hacked in a wide-ranging scheme by one gambling site to boost its own search engine ranking. The SEO and web marketing firm eTraffic last week discovered that a number of search terms involving online gambling -- including "real money slots," "online slot casino" and others -- had been inserted into other websites to boost the gambling site's ranking.
September 27, 2016
A $50 million contract in the University of California system opens the door for campuses to move IT services overseas. Will others follow in UCSF’s footsteps and cut jobs?
September 26, 2016
U of Vermont's College of Medicine announces it will get rid of lecture courses and completely reshape the faculty role -- a first for a traditional medical school.
September 23, 2016
LinkedIn on Thursday unveiled its own learning platform, which its paying members can use to learn new skills and make themselves more attractive to potential employers.
September 22, 2016
Three universities in the San Francisco Bay Area are coming together to launch a biomedical science center funded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and pediatrician Priscilla Chan, his wife. The $600 million center, known as the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, is the first investment made by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropic limited liability company created last year to improve education and cure disease, among other goals.
September 21, 2016
A student at Kennesaw State University has been arrested after he accessed the university's student information system to change grades and steal the personal information of several students and professors this summer, FOX 5 Atlanta reported. Chase Arthur Hughes reportedly used faculty members' usernames and passwords to log into the system, where he was able to view financial and personal information and bump his and four other students' grades in two classes up to an A.
September 20, 2016
MOOC-based master's degree initiative expands to more than a dozen universities. Will learners opt to enroll or settle for a certificate?


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