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Mr Darren Harbutt

Mr Darren Harbutt

BA (Econ) Hons (Manchester), MA Digital Technologies, Communication and Education (Distinction) (Manchester)

CPD 1.83
(852) 3917 4758

Area of ExpertiseProjectsPublicationsProfessional Community Services

Area of Expertise

Darren Harbutt has over twenty years’ teaching experience which he finds invaluable in his role as an Instructional Designer. In his work in education, learning and teaching are always at the forefront, supported by appropriate technology and based on sound pedagogical principles.

In his current role Darren works closely with colleagues promoting pedagogically sound implementation of eLearning, delivering seminars, organizing face-to-face consultations with faculty, along with developing HKUx MOOCs and working on a number of TDG- and UGC-funded projects.


  • HKUx MOOC Development
    UGC-Funded: The Blended & Online Learning & Teaching Project (Co-Investigator)
  • UGC-Funded: Interprofessional team-based learning for health professional students (Co-Investigator)
  • TDG-Funded: Analyzing MOOCs to Design for Engaging and Effective eLearning Experiences (Principal Investigator)
  • TDG-Funded: GradeMark for Enhancing Feedback (Principal Investigator)
  • TDG-Funded: Support for Professional Development Programs Through The Use of Teaching and Learning Video Scenarios (Co-Investigator)


  • Sharma N, Lau CS, Doherty I and Harbutt D. (2014). How we flipped the medical classroom. Med Teach. 2014 Jun 17, 1-4.
  • Roberts S.J., Ng C.Y., Harbutt D.D. and Doherty I. (2014). Paper Presentation: Learning in MOOCs. CITE Research Symposium 2014: Learning Without Limits. June 2014.
  • Sharma N., Lau W.C.S., Morris G., Doherty I. and Harbutt D.D. (2013). Poster Presentation: Evaluation of the Flipped Classroom at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 7th Symposium of the Asian Medical Educational Association (AMEA), Evaluation in Medical Education Present and Future, Health Sciences. June 2013.
  • Doherty I., Sharma N., Lau W.C.S., Morris G. and Harbutt D.D. (2013). Panel Discussion: Transforming Teaching and Learning through the Pedagogically Principled Use of Technologies, CITE Research Symposium 2013: Transformative Technologies, Learning Environments and Partnerships. May 2013.

Professional Community Services

  • MOOC Working Group
  • Common Core Curriculum Working Group