Our Staff - Darren Harbutt


Darren Harbutt

Senior Educational Development Officer


Room: TU623

Tel ext: 4778

E-mail: darren.harbutt@polyu.edu.hk

Fax: 2334-1569

  Areas of Responsibility    
  • Co-Project Leader of the Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT) Project www.bolt.edu.hk
  • MOOC Development
  • LMS and e-learning Support
  Curriculum Vitae    
  Academic Qualifications    
   Year Institution Qualification Field of Study  
  2012 University of Manchester MA Digital Technologies, Communication & Education  
  1989 University of Manchester BA (Econ) (Hons) Economic and Social Studies  
  Work Experience  
   From To Institution Position Held  
  2018 Date Educational Development Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Senior Educational Development Officer  
  2015 2018 Educational Development Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Educational Development Officer  
  2012 2015 The University of Hong Kong Instructional Designer  
  2007 2012 City University of Hong Kong Instructor/E-learning Coordinator  
  2004 2007 British Council Hong Kong Network Teacher  
  1999 2004 British Council Barcelona Teacher  
  Major Publications and Conference Presentations  

Harbutt, D.D., Kam, R., Luk, G., Patel, M., Zhou, L. (2020). eAssessment in Hong Kong: Current realities and future directions. Paper presentation at eLearning Forum Asia 2020. Hong Kong.

Harbutt, D.D. (2020, August). Promoting Student Engagement in Online Learning. Invited talk and round table discussion, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Harbutt, D., Zhou, L. and Kwong, T. (2017) Breaking out of silos: A case study of cross-institutional collaboration to increase tertiary teachers’ competencies in blended teaching and learning. Paper presentation at ALT Annual Conference 2017. Liverpool, UK.

Yeung, C.L,. Harbutt, D., Zhou, L., and Lee, A. (2017). A Blended and Collaborative Approach for Professional Development in Higher Education: A Case Study in Hong Kong. (2017). Presentation given at eLearning Forum Asia 2017. Hong Kong.

Zhou, L., Harbutt, D., and Armatas, C. A. (2017). Blended learning for blended teaching: A collaborative approach to professional development in Hong Kong. (2017). Paper presentation and published in proceedings at INTED 2017. Valencia, Spain.

Harbutt, D. and Zhou, L. (2016). The BOLT Project: A collaborative approach to developing blended & online learning and teaching (2016). Presentation given at Learning and Teaching Expo Hong Kong 2016.

Harbutt, D. (2016). Hong Kong universities collaborative ‘Blended and Online Learning and Teaching’ project. Webinar given at ALT Online Winter Conference.

Doherty, I., Sharma, N. and Harbutt, D. (2015). Designing and Developing a MOOC. Medical Science Educator. March 2015.

Sharma, N., Myers, G., Doherty, I. and Harbutt, D. (2015). A comparison of teachers and student perception of flipping the medical classroom. Education for Primary Care. January 2015, 26 (1), 30-33.

Doherty I., Sharma N. and Harbutt, D. (2015). Contemporary and future eLearning trends in medical education. Medical Teacher January 2015, 37, 1.

Sharma N, Lau CS, Doherty I and Harbutt D. (2014). How we flipped the medical classroom. Medical Teacher. 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. Hong Kong.

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. Hong Kong.

  Funded Research/Teaching Development Projects/Consultancies  
  Current Projects  

UGC Initiatives for Virtual Teaching and Learning by Individual University - Online Proctored Assessment and Academic Integrity: A review of platforms, tools and approaches, and practical solutions for differing assessment scenarios in PolyU. HK$ 1,200,00.

Teaching Development Grant – Institutional Project: eAssessment Solutions for Learning and Teaching at PolyU (Project Leader). HK$ 1,000,000.

  Completed Projects  

UGC’s Additional Funding for Teaching and Learning Related Initiatives for the 2012-15 Triennium – Blended & Online Learning & Teaching (BOLT) Project         

TDG - Support for Professional Development Programs through the use of Teaching and Learning Video Scenarios (role of Co-Investigator) (July 2013 – February 2014)

TDG – GradeMark for Enhancing Feedback (Principal Investigator) (June 2013 – July 2014)