About ATTECS, LLC

ATTECS is an independent virtual center promoting the use of academic technology and innovative teaching. We work with colleges and universities in the US to improve learning outcomes and student experience by supporting faculty in their use of evidence-based pedagogy (andragogy). We help research and implement relevant tools for teaching, and train and support faculty to maximize adoption.

Our Vision

Centers for teaching and learning serve as “hubs of pedagogical innovation”. They aim to improve teaching practices by offering a wide range of services to faculty, such as pedagogy (andragogy) consultations, technology recommendations, professional development, training and technical support. At institutions where online learning is offered, such centers (or related functional groups) may also offer course content and media development, and support services.

That being said, not every institution has its own center, due to different organizational priorities, budgetary concerns or other considerations. ATTECS, LLC provides an affordable way to get started. For institutions that already provide such services, we can help with short-term projects, or complementary skill sets.

Approach

Since higher education institutions vary in their missions, cultures and approaches to teaching, ATTECS utilizes a business model based on several assumptions:

  • Our client base has a wide range of needs    

  • Customer needs encompass many types of academic technology    

  • Customer needs require a wide range of expertise

To provide support for a wide range of needs, ATTECS draws from a large geographically distributed pool of talented consultants. Such approach assures that the appropriate set of skills is matched to the task - whether a standalone faculty development event, a year-long project, or ongoing support services.

Who We Are

Our employees and contractors are experienced instructional designers, technologists, faculty developers, librarians, project managers and others, currently or recently employed at higher education institutions in the US. Some of us also have current faculty appointments. We are actively engaged with the network of higher education professionals in our respective fields. 

 

  Check out the featured profiles below to meet some of our team members.

Ella Epshteyn, EdD
Founder/CEO

Ella is an experienced instructional designer, technologist and faculty developer. Areas of expertise include faculty training in the use of learning management systems, video/lecture capture and other types of academic technology.

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Royce Robertson, EdD
Consultant

Royce specializes in online learning strategy, instructional coaching and design, assessment and accreditation, and LMS administration (Canvas, Blackboard and Moodle). Other areas of expertise include Watermark tools, such as Taskstream AMS, Aqua, Digital Measures, ePortfolio (LAT), and EvaluationKit.

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Phyllis Blumberg, PhD
Consultant

Phyllis is an experienced educator, an acclaimed workshop facilitator, and an author of several books promoting Learning Centered Teaching. Other areas of expertise include educational development, teaching effectiveness and assessment of educational programs.

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Interested in sharing your expertise as an ATTECS consultant?

Please submit your resume to info@attecenter.com