Teaching Development Grants
Completed TDG Projects

IT in the Curriculum and E-learning

Creating Opportunities for a More Active Online Learning Experiences Using SCORM in Moodle


This project aimed at addressing key issues faced by language teachers designing learning materials for delivery within Moodle: limited frameworks for interaction and a relatively poor capacity to integrate digital media into learning pathways. These problems are exacerbated when operating within a Moodle system that must accommodate an extremely large number of users because issues of security and stability prevent the possibility of customization. An addition aim of the project was to develop a core group of teachers within the Centre who were skilled in the principles and practices of e-learning content development. The developers employed an E-Learning content development application, Articulate Storyline, to design SCORM packages which could be embedded into Moodle. The project achieved the aims of developing SCORM packages for a range of different undergraduate English in the Discipline courses, but ultimately it was found that limitations of the SCORM technology prevented these packages from being used for assessment and the process of extracting usage data was hindered by limited access to centrally-managed Moodle system. The project also trained up a core group of teachers who are continuing to develop e-learning content.

Principal Investigator

Mr. P.D. Desloge, Centre for Applied English Studies, Faculty of ArtsContact

Project level

University-level project

Project Completion

December 2016


A total of nine SCORM packages were developed to support English in the Discipline courses for the Faculties of Arts, Medicine, Business, Science and Social Science.

Please contact Mr. P.D. Desloge, Centre for Applied English Studies, Faculty of Arts, (pdesloge@hku.hk) if you are interested in obtaining more information on this project.