The Future of AiO Students

Some of you may have wondered what has happened to this site as it was a great hangout for the students of The Art Institute Online. Well, the sad truth is that I got my degree, moved to a new state, started a new job, got married, bought a house, fixed up said house, and now my wife and I are expecting our first child! WHEW. So yeah, all of that happened in about 6 months. Needless to say, I’ve neglected this site and everything I had planned for it…BUT…I didn’t forget about it.

I have closed the forum off to new registrations, but I’ve left it open to view as it has a lot of great info about The Art Institute Online and the various fields of study. I don’t know what type of forum the Art Institute offers the students outside of class these days, but hopefully there’s something. I started the forums here simply because AiO didn’t offer anything like it at the time. They have since started Talk-On (the official school forums) and I hope it’s still up…because I’m retiring these forums. This was the first forum up and I like to think it sparked AiO’s desire to put together an official one…if not…oh well, let me think that anyway.

What I do have planned for this site, though, is something I hope many people will benefit from. I’ve been in the multimedia industry since around 1996 and have learned quite a bit that I want to share…specifically about interactive media. I’m going to share a ton of information moving forward that will definitely help anyone interested in interactive media and internet marketing.

If you’re thinking of attending The Art Institute Online…scan these articles and browse the forums to get the full scoop.

If you’re already attending…well…get your degree there and I’ll help you get an education. 😉

If you’re an alumni…CONGRATS! Now the real fun begins.

Buckle up with me and hang on…this will be a fun ride.

2 Responses to “The Future of AiO Students”


  • Congrats on the start of your family and your career Shane! I’ve been away for sooo long! I wish you the best and I can understand retiring the forums. I’m sad to see them go but I can honestly say they were a great help to me in the beginning of my career. I have since moved to Texas. 🙂 And am in a great career too. It is so hard to juggle all that and still find the time to make it to these sites. This looks great though, and I’m glad it isn’t completely gone. I think this will prove to be a valuable resource to everyone too. I bought my first books for AIO here. From you actually. 🙂 Thank you for everything.

  • I am interested in being part of this community; and learning all that I can about graphic arts. I’m an artist, but not computer savey at the moment. I want to grow in this area. Hook me up if you can. :] I appreciate the help. Thanks! Jim

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