Hazel has been recognised for her work in education in New Zealand and the Middle East and is a recipient of several awards and nominations for programme design, research, and teaching practice.
She has had more than 11 years experience working with e-Learning in a range of institutions, and has managed and developed projects, as well as designing and facilitating innovative PLD initiatives. Furthermore, she has conducted a number of related research studies into the efficacy of education technology and has presented and published the results internationally.
Promoting, co-ordinating and facilitating ICT
ePortfolios and eAssessment
Strategic planning and project management
Faculty reviews and training
Presenting and publishing internationally
Designing/building online and blended-learning courses
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
"I live with my husband, John, and cat, Custard Slice, in Auckland in a lovely little place where we have planted a veggie garden and have a reserve just down the road. Our interests include endurance riding (horses), cycle touring, and running...plus the odd duathlon, triathlon, and tramping trip."