CORE's Team

Hazel Owen

Programme Team Leader — VPLD

Qualifications:
BA (first class hons) Linguistics and Literary Studies
CELTA - A grade Languages International
MA Applied Linguistics (first class hons)
MLitt

E: hazel.owen@core-ed.org

P: (09) 973 5695

M: 021 227 3777

Region: Auckland

Hazel Owen

Professional profile

Hazel was a project leader for the Virtual Professional Learning and Development with CORE initiative from 2010 to 2014. She has mentored, in this role, a wide range of practitioners and leaders, and working from a strengths based approach, has helped them achieve their aspirations, transform their practice and work through challenging situations.

She is internationally recognised for her work in mentoring and facilitation in online environments, eLearning and online community development - areas that she has also researched and reported on extensively.

Hazel is currently available through CORE’s UChoose mentoring programme and Consultancy services.

Expertise

  • Establishing and facilitating online communities of practice.
  • Mentoring, especially in online contexts.
  • Working with others to develop leadership and facilitation skills.
  • Virtual learning and teaching - with expertise in eLearning design, online facilitation and blended, flipped learning approaches.
  • Review and design blended and/or online professional learning.
  • Conducting research and evaluation.
  • Presenting and publishing internationally.
  • Developing concepts and processes using collaborative, iterative processes that includes evaluation.

Conference presentations

2014 

2013

  • Owen, H. (2013, 22-25, January). Anticipating the future, participating in change: A paradigm shift for professional development. Paper presented at the 16th International Conference on Thinking, Wellington.
  • Owen, H, & Dunmill, M. (2013, 22 February). Assessment: How we measure shows what we value. Paper presented for the CORE Education Breakfast Seminars Series, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, New Zealand.

2012

  • Owen, H. (2012, 29-30 November). Technology and change: It's good for business, is it good enough for education? Paper (invited) presented at the 4th annual NZ Tertiary Education Summit. Langham Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Ayling, D., & Owen, H. (2012, 25-28 November). Growing, leading and measuring online Communities of Practice. Paper presented at Future challenges: Sustainable futures. Ascilite conference, Wellington 2011.
  • Ayling, D., Owen, H, & Flagg, E. (2012, 25-28 November). Thinking, researching and living in virtual professional development community of practice. Paper presented at Future challenges: Sustainable futures. Ascilite conference, Wellington 2011.
  • Owen, H. (2012, July 11-13). Virtual Professional Learning and Development: Putting the PLE into formal PLD. Paper presented at the PLE Conference 2012, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Ayling, D., Owen, H., & Flagg, E. (2012, June 25-27) Thinking, researching and living in virtual professional development community of practice. Paper presented at the Academic Identities Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Owen, H. (2012, April 11-13). Re-inventing PLD: Ensuring relevance and building resilience. Paper presented at the DEANZ 2012 conference - Shift happens: Resilience, relevance and reform.
  • Owen, H. (2012 March 5-7). Reshaping professional learning and development for leaders and educators: The VPLD one year on. Paper presented at the INTED 2012: International Technology, Education and Development Conference.

2011

  • Owen, H. (2011, March 25). Why, when and how? Considering ePortfolios. Paper presented at the ePortfolios Workshop Day, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Tauranga, New Zealand.
  • Owen, H. (2011, July 4-6). Meeting the needs of older English language learners in schools using blended and social learning: Experiences to date. Paper presented at the EDULearn 11: International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies.
  • Owen, H. (2011, July 4-6). "That's what PD should be about": A journey into virtual professional learning and development. Paper presented at the EDULearn 11: International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies.
  • Owen, H., & Theron, L. (2011, September 7-10). Blended Learning for Appearance Medicine Training. Paper presented at the The 2011 New Zealand College of Appearance Medicine Conference.
  • Owen, H., & Roberts, R. (2011, October 18-21). Exploring Virtual Professional Learning & Development: Current practice and future focus. Paper presented at the ULearn 11.
  • Owen, H. (2011, October 18-21). Facilitating online communities of practice as an integral part of effective professional learning. Paper presented at the ULearn 11.
  • Owen, H. (2011, 4-7 Dec). Changing minds and transforming professional development...virtually. Paper presented at the Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Ascilite, Hobart 2011.
  • Owen, H. (2011, 30 Nov-1 Dec). Design for virtual professional learning and development: infinity and beyond. Paper presented at the The International Conference on eLearning Futures 2011.

2010

  • Owen, H. (2010). It's not what you've got, it's how you use it...ePortfolios in action Paper presented at the MoodleMoot NZ10, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
  • Owen, H. (2010, 27-28 September). Virtually Engaged! Building Virtual Professional Development Communities. Paper presented at the Shar-E-fest Conference.
  • Owen, H., & Martin, H. (2010, April 25-28). Multimedia enhancement of opportunities and outcomes for learners engaged in open, flexible and distance learning: Theory and practice. Paper presented at the DEANZ 2010 - Quality Connections - Boundless Possibilities: Through Open, Flexible and Distance Learning.
  • Owen, H. (2010, April 6-9). ICTELT in action: Applying ICT enhanced learning. Paper presented at the ACEC2010: Digital Diversity. from http://www.scribd.com/full/20717788?access_key=key-1c46fstqw62m17mv5tr8

Awards/Fellowships/Scholarships

  • 2008 - Best presenter’s award at the EIT Teaching and Learning Conference and nominated for the Staff Excellence Awards: Research (Unitec NZ).
  • 2007 - Second in the Nikai Award for Innovation in Teaching.
  • Hazel Owen's programme, Computers, Research Skills and Projects, nominated for and selected as one of the final four finalists in the Nikai Innovation in Education Technology Award.
  • Hazel Owen's programme, Computers, Research Skills and Projects, awarded second place in the HCT 2006-2007 Chancellor’s Innovation in ICT Enhanced Learning Award.
  • 2006 - Hazel Owen's programme, Computers, Research Skills and Projects, selected as top finalist in the 2006 UAE IT Challenge.
  • Received recognition for second place in ‘teaching faculty of the year’ 2005-2006 and 2004-2005.
  • 2005 - Best presenter's award at TESOL Arabia conference.

Publications

In press

  • Owen, H. (In press). Making the most of mobility: Virtual mentoring and education practitioner professional development. Electronic Journal of e-Learning (EJEL).
  • Owen, H, & Dunham, N. (In press). Reflections on the use of iterative and agile methodologies for blended flipped learning development. In A. G Picciano (Ed.), Blended Learning. Education Sciences Journal.
  • Dunham, N., Owen, H., & Heta-Lensen, Y. (In press). Explorations into becoming new, radical, and quite possibly dangerously progressive within an Aotearoa New Zealand context. In F. Cao (Ed.), Blended Learning: A Global Perspective. Global Perspectives on Higher Education.
  • Owen, H., & Dunmill, M. (In press). A Reconceptualisation of Professional Learning and Development. In J. Mackey, N. Dabner, N. Davis & J. Johnson (Eds.), Proceedings of ULearn 2014 Research Stream, 7-10 October 2014, Rotorua. Christchurch: University of Canterbury, School of Literacies and Arts in Education.
  • Owen, H., & Dunmill, M. (In press). The best PLD I've ever had”: Reconceptualising Professional Learning and Development. Professional Development in Education.

2014

  • Owen, H., (2014). Putting the PLE into PLD: Virtual professional learning and development. Journal of Educators Online (JEO), 11(2). Retrieved from http://www.thejeo.com/Archives/Volume11Number2/Owen.pdf.2013.
  • Owen, H., & Dunmill, M. (2013). The Long Journey: Developing a Model of PLD for the Future.Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(1). Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol39/iss1/9.
  • Owen, H. (2013). Anticipating the future, participating in change: A paradigm shift for professional development. In V. Ham, R. Davey, & J. Fenaughty (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Thinking (ICOT) (pp. 128-135). Wellington, New Zealand: International Conference on Thinking.
  • Owen, H (2013). A blended learning communities approach. In M. Barbour, & K. Pratt (Eds.). Primary and Secondary Distance Education: Expanding the knowledge base in the schools sector. Special issue of Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning, 17(1). pp. 46-54.
  • Owen, H. (2013). Why mentoring matters: Professional development in a virtual world. The Asian Conference on Education 2013 Official Conference Proceedings (pp. 505-519). Osaka, Japan: The International Academic Forum (IAFOR).

2012

  • Ayling, D., Owen, H. & Flagg, E. (2012). Thinking, researching and living in virtual professional development community of practice. In M. Brown, M. Hartnett & T. Stewart (Eds.), Future challenges, sustainable futures. In Proceedings ascilite Wellington 2012. (pp. 67-74).
  • Owen, H. (2012). Re-inventing PLD: Ensuring relevance and building resilience. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 16(1), 42-55.
  • Owen, H. (2011). Design for virtual professional learning and development: infinity and beyond Proceedings of the International Conference on eLearning Futures 2011 (pp. 12-21). Auckland: Unitec ePress. Retrieved from http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/ICELF-Proceedings.pdf.
  • Owen, H. (2012). Reshaping professional learning and development for leaders and educators: The VPLD one year on. In L. G. Chova, A. L. Martínez & I. C. Torres (Eds.), INTED 2012: International Technology, Education and Development Conference Proceedings (pp. 3906-3916). Valencia, Spain: International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED).
  • Owen, H. (2012). Virtual Professional Learning and Development: Putting the PLE into formal PLD. PLE Conference Proceedings 2012, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

2011

  • Owen, H. (2011). Personalised, Contextualised, Professional Learning Development: Putting it into practice. Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning, 15(1), 61-74.
  • Owen, H. (2011). Changing minds and transforming professional development...virtually. In G. Williams, P. Statham, N. Brown & B. Cleland (Eds.),Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings ascilite Hobart 2011(pp. 358-962). Hobart Ascilite.
  • Owen, H. (2011). Owen, H. (2011). "That's what PD should be about": A journey into virtual professional learning and development.EDULearn 11: Third International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Proceedings[CD ROM]. International Association of Technology, Education and Development.
  • Owen, H. (2011). Owen, H. (2011). Meeting the needs of older English language learners in schools using blended and social learning: Experiences to date. EDULearn 11: Third International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Proceedings [CD ROM]. International Association of Technology, Education and Development. pp. 454-464.
  • Owen, H. (2011). Facilitating online communities of practice as an integral part of effective professional learning. In J. Mackey, N. Dabner, N. Davis & J. Johnson (Eds.), Proceedings of ULearn 2011 Research Stream, 18-21 October 2011, Rotorua (pp. 64-73). Christchurch: University of Canterbury, School of Literacies and Arts in Education.

2010

  • Owen, H. (2010, October). The Trials and Triumphs of Adapting a Tertiary face-to-face Course to Online Distance Mode. Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 5(2), 137-155.
  • Owen, H. (2010). Portfolios Have Long Been a Part of Learning, Teaching and Professional Practice: Why Use E-portfolios and What Do Web 2.0 Tools Have to Offer? Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts: e-Portfolio Edition(2), 74-103.
  • Owen, H. (2010). Meeting diverse learner needs through blended learning. Educational Technology: ICT & E-Learning in the Middle East, 50(3), 25-28. Retrieved from http://www.scribd.com/doc/35689480/Meeting-diverse-learner-needs-through-blended-learning.
  • Owen, H., & Martin, H. (2010). Multimedia enhancement of opportunities and outcomes for learners engaged in open, flexible and distance learning: Theory and practice. DEANZ 2010 - Quality Connections - Boundless Possibilities: Through Open, Flexible and Distance Learning.
  • Owen, H. (2010). ICTELT in action: Applying ICT enhanced learning programme design. ACEC2010: Digital Diversity.
  • Martin, H., & Owen, H. (2010, April). Ethos: ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching. SCRIPT: National Association of Media Educators(73), 21-22.

Book chapters

2014

  • Owen, H., & Allardice, R. (2014). 'Managing the implementation of blended E-learning initiatives with the unconverted in a climate of institutionally driven change' (Chapter 12). In Westover, J.H. & Westover, J.P. (Eds.). Engaging Hybrid and Blended Learning in Higher Education (chapter 15). Common Ground Publishing. Invited contribution. (pp. 50-68).

2013

  • Owen, H, Ayling, D, & Flagg, E. (2013). From basic participation to transformation: Immersive virtual professional development. In S. Leone (Ed.), Synergic Integration of Formal and Informal E-Learning Environments for Adult Lifelong Learners. Hershey, Pennsylvania: Information Science Reference (IGI Global). (pp. 47-74).

2011

  • Owen, H. (2011). Meeting diverse learner needs through blended learning. In B. Khan & J. Taylor (Eds.), ICT & E-Learning in the Middle East. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.

2010

  • Owen, H. (2010). Intelligent m-Learning frameworks: Information and communication technology applied in a laptop environment. In S. Caballé, F. Xhafa, T. Daradoumis & A. A. Juan (Eds.), Architectures for Distributed and Complex M-Learning Systems: Applying Intelligent Technologies (pp. 169-191). Hershey, Pennsylvania: Information Science Reference (IGI Global).
  • Owen, H. (2010). Staying Connected. The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book, 92-92. 

Personal statement

Through mentoring and coaching, I support people to recognise how collaboration and co-construction can help them on their journey to transformation. I am ardent about working with people to encourage them to rethink what education could be, so that it meets the needs of all our learners, any place, any time - no matter what the age of the learner. I feel it’s also about recognising everyone as being both learners and teachers, with something to contribute.

I live with my husband, John, in Auckland some of the time and on the Purerua Peninsula in the Bay of Islands the rest of the time. Our interests include endurance riding (horses), cycle touring and running...plus the odd duathlon, triathlon, and tramping trip.