Bonnie Stewart is an education researcher and practitioner fascinated by who we are when we’re online. Coordinator of Adult Teaching and Professional Learning at the University of Prince Edward Island, Bonnie leads digital strategy and professional learning initiatives.
Her research focuses primarily on digital literacies, networked scholarship, and the intersections of knowledge and technologies. A networked educator who began working in online education in the 1990s, Bonnie was involved with Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) research in its early Canadian incarnations. Bonnie has published in Salon.com, The Guardian UK, and Inside Higher Ed in addition to a variety of peer-reviewed venues, and he does her best thinking aloud on Twitter as @bonstewart.
Industry Expertise (6)
Areas of Expertise (7)
Hessian Award For Excellence in Teaching (professional)
I was one of four 2016 recipients of the University of Prince Edward Island's Hessian Award for Excellence in Teaching. This annual award requires nomination by students and supervisors, and evaluation by peers.
University of Prince Edward Island: Ph.D, Educational Studies 2015
Dissertation title - Scholarship in Abundance: Influence, Engagement, and Attention in Scholarly Networks
Media Appearances (4)
The Decay of Twitter
The Atlantic print
My informal work (since published in peer-reviewed formats) forms the backbone of Meyer's argument here about what changed in Twitter in 2014, and how emergent tactical practices are shaping the social environment.
Social Media Panel on Online Shaming
I contributed to a two-person CBC radio PEI panel about the increasing intersection of social media mob practices and real-life consequences, including job loss.
Students in PEI Enjoy Chance to Teach Future Teachers
The Guardian PE print
Coverage of my 2014 Communications class project at UPEI, wherein we partnered with a class of local junior high students who were learning to blog, in order to practice formative evaluation and varying public and private forms of learning feedback.
Is It Something In the Potatoes?
Atlantic Business Magazine print
This article showcased myself and a number of other PEI residents who were leaders in social media and networked practices at the time.
Event Appearances (7)
Keynote - Digital leadership: A primer for open academics.
Digital Learning Innovators’ Program LaTrobe University, Melbourne Australia
Keynote - Connecting beyond content: The impact of the digital on higher ed
#T3: Transformative Teaching Through Technology St. Norbert College, DePere, WI
Keynote - Beyond the institution: Networked professionals and digital engagement in higher education
CAPAL, 2016 Congress of the Social Sciences & Humanities University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Keynote - Excellence & the wild rumpus: What networks mean for higher education
Innovate 2016 Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Keynote - Scholarly networks: Friend or foe or risky fray?
Digital Pedagogy Lab Cairo The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Keynote - Education in abundance: Network learning and literacies
eLearning 2016 Scottsdale, AZ
Invited Talk - Academic Twitter: The intersection of orality & literacy in scholarship?
NetworkED Seminar Series London School of Economics, London, UK