From last week: Facebook privacy, free shipping, webcasts, and a 2009 wrapup

Here are links to the new items we posted last week, in case you missed them:

On Tuesday, I shared some information about Facebook’s new privacy settings, including tips on making sure your own settings are the way you want them to be. I’ll reiterate: If you use Facebook, this is important. Facebook is keenly interested in being part of the real-time data equation; thus it benefits them to make as much information publicly as possible. If you feel that it doesn’t benefit you, however (and it is your data) then take 15 minutes to make sure your settings are correct.

On Wednesday, Amber shared information on Free Shipping Day. Unfortunately, if you’re just seeing this, Free Shipping Day has already come and gone, but we’ll let you know for next year!

On Thursday, I shared the updated interface for our webcast (webinar) directory. We’re planning on doing more webcasts in 2010, and I’d still like to hear from you about what you’d like us to present. I’m also working to get some non-technical presenters lined up from CRL and the SIM Network to talk about education-oriented themes. Keep an eye on our blog for more news on webcasts.

Finally, on Friday, I put together a list of new ways technology for SIM-related ventures changed in 2009. Some neat things happened this year, including the online Stratedirectory, the socially aware SIM conference website, and Jim Knight’s iPhone application for classroom management. Check out the list, and watch for more new things in 2010.

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Aaron Sumner

Aaron Sumner is the Director of Technology for Research and Development at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has worked in web development and instructional technology since 1994.