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1 Utilizing Online Tools for Your SIG Jenny Shinsky

2 Virtual Community –Why do we need a Virtual Community (VC)? –How you can use your SIG’s VC ONS Membership directory ONS Mentoring Program

3 1819Stethoscope 1846Anesthesia 1920Band-Aid 1932Wheelchair


5 First used in the 1930’s. Prevalent in the 1980s A well known household item by the late 1990’s The History of Computers. Retrieved May 29, 2008 from

6 ONS Facts 1985: Purchased first computer 1996: ONS launched ONS Online (ONS Website)

7 Renew Membership CEUs Virtual Communities Mentoring Programs Profile System Scrapbook Webcasts Evaluation Center Purchase ONS Products Abstract Upload System Speaker Upload System

8 Generation Y: 18 to 26 years old –Spend more time on the Internet than they do watching television. –Average of 12.2 hours online every week. Younger Generation Embracing Technology Like Never Before By Antone Gonsalves,

9 E-mail Instant Messaging Networking Sites Social Media Webcasts Online classes Banking Shop Banking Download Music Read Newspaper Watch Movies/TV Shows

10 Accessing online resources is extremely valuable The best way to reach out is through the Internet. Michelle Allen, 2008. Class Is in Session. Associations Now. May 2008 pages 27-40.

11 Generation X: 28 to 40 years old Not far behind Generation Y in Internet usage

12 Baby Boomers: 44 to 62 years old If it's there and you can see it -- it's real. If it's not there and you can see it -- it's virtual. If it's not there and you can't see it -- you erased it! -Anonymous

13 Bill Gates, 53 Co-founder and Chairman of Microsoft

14 Paul Allen, 55 Co-founder Microsoft

15 Steven Jobs, 53 Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple

16 Tim Berners-Lee, 53 Inventor of the World Wide Web

17 Virtual Community for SIG Leaders –VC Operations Manual –Leadership Documents –Newsletter Documents –Election Materials

18 VC for SIG Council –Workgroups –Composition and Roles –Affirmation of Service –Position Descriptions

19 ONS Mentoring Program

20 Meet nurses with similar interests Skill strengthening Expand leadership abilities

21 Online Mentoring How it works: –Go to the online mentoring portal at cfm cfm

22 Online Mentoring Mentees Create a project Establish relationship with mentor

23 Online Mentoring Mentors Establish relationship with mentee Work with mentee on achieving goals and completing a project

24 Progress is tracked online Members can participate many times

25 Virtual Communities ONS Membership Directory Main SIG Virtual Community SIG Council Virtual Community ONS Mentoring Program

26 "Will the information superhighway have any rest stops?“ - Anonymous

27 "I sit looking at this computer screen all day long, day in and day out, week after week, and think: Man, if I could just find the 'on' switch..." - Zachary Good

28 “Hardware: the parts of a computer that can be kicked” - Jeff Pesis

29 Questions? Jenny Shinsky 412-859-6320

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