ATAI new website redevelopment

September 1st 2013 will see the launch of the new look ATAI website. This is a major upgrade of the existing website. The new site features two brand new resource sections, one for English language reources and one for Irish Language. We are using a new tagging system to organise the resources and make it easier to find what you need quickly. We have a new gallery section which will be filled with images ranging from student work to ATAI craft workshops and everything in between. The site now has a fully functioning members' forum where members can create countless new threads for discussion. This can be a great place for new teachers to get advice, old teachers to get new ideas, anything at all art education related. The site now has full ecommerce integration so all our upcoming events can be booked through the site and you can see a record of events you have booked in your account. As aggreed at the last national meeting in May membership is now soley handled through the site with paypal processing all payments. If you wish, for your convenience you can now set up a recurring payment for the yearly membership fee. 

We hope to build a huge resource for Art Teachers. To make this happen we are depending on members being willing to share their hard work. We are all aware of the huge amount of time and effort that goes into making a Powerpoint, Prezi or Keynote so I think we can all appreciate the value of sharing these resources. With the new site all members will be able to upload and download resources from the site once they are logged in. You can keep an eye on the latest uploads in our gold frames at the bottom of the homepage. If you have a question about a resource or want to make a comment there is a comment box under each resource.

I must thank all our members for their patience while this site has been under development and I must thank all the ATAI committee members for all their help in getting this site up and running, expecially our Web committee Jean and Muireann. A huge thanks to Sinead and the gang at Pride Design for putting up with us during this process and for creating such a beautiful feature rich site.

 

John Lyons 

ATAI President

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