The University of Iowa

Collaboratory Mission

The Learning Design Collaboratory is a course redesign initiative integrating a team-based, data-informed approach to course design with a scholarly, reflective perspective on teaching and learning.


Collaboratory Goals


The Collaboratory focuses its efforts on the following goals:

  • Improving student learning outcomes 
  • Improving faculty teaching experiences and engaging instructors in scholarly discourse about course redesign
  • Increasing the quality and transferability of course design and delivery practices
  • Decreasing the overall cost of course delivery