WHAT WE DO
ATTECS is an independent virtual center promoting the use of academic technology and innovative teaching by offering flexible and affordable instructional design and faculty support services.
Develop online courses and programs
Conduct evaluation and alignment of content and learning objectives
Improve accessibility of digital content to students with disabilities
Provide quality professional development to faculty and staff
Research, select and implement instructional technology
Train and support faculty in teaching with technology
We work with colleges and universities to improve learning outcomes and student experience by supporting faculty in their use of evidence-based pedagogy (andragogy). In addition to faculty support and professional development, we provide course and content development (instructional design) and quality assurance services. We also help research and implement relevant tools for teaching, and train and support faculty to maximize adoption.
Browse below to see services for each of the following audiences.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
In March 2020, I was faced with the enormous task of turning my institution online (within a week as synchronous and within a 6 weeks for asynchronous). My institution needed more than just me. I reached out to my network and found one of the most gifted instructional designers and leaders in online learning I have ever met, Ella Epshteyn. Not only did she recruit top notch instructional designers to help me support my faculty, she personally worked with faculty to move them online. She was very knowledgeable and connected with my faculty in a time of stress for everyone. I would recommend her personally and her company, ATTECS LLC, for any online learning and educational needs.
Director of Online and Campus Learning Strategies
Katz School of Science and Health
ATTECS proved to be an indispensable partner to us as we moved teaching to remote and online formats during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a small university without online degree programs, this daunting task required both additional person-time and expertise in instructional design, both of which ATTECS provided on short notice. Their consultants went above and beyond; they became trusted colleagues and provided input on educational technology transitions, structures, and policies—all while continuing to help us support instructors and train staff in new skill areas.
Cassandra Volpe Horii, PhD
Inaugural Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach
California Institute of Technology
Ella was a superstar in helping us manage our transition to remote teaching and learning when we were forced to shut campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her flexibility and adaptability in incorporating our existing process and technologies resulted in a quick and smooth onboarding. She was able to work closely with a number of faculty individually in helping them adapt their courses to be taught remotely and later in a hybrid manner. Her recommendations have helped us improve our processes even beyond the engagement. I’m immensely grateful to Ella and ATTECS and would strongly recommend acquiring her services for all things instructional design.
Shakir S. Hussain, EdD
Manager of Teaching and Learning Services
Northwestern University in Qatar
ATTECS is a wonderful partner. They sourced talented, professional instructional designers to update courses migrated to a new learning management system (from Blackboard Learn to Brightspace). As a result, course design quality, consistency, and accessibility were improved. A combination of asynchronous and synchronous collaboration and check-ins kept us all on the same page and the project within budget and on time. I highly recommend ATTECS and won’t hesitate to use their services again if needed.
Tes Cotter Zakrzewski, Ed.D
Sr. Director Teaching & Learning Collaborative
Wentworth Institute of Technology