Dr. Bonnie Stewart is an educator and researcher fascinated by who we are when we’re online.
My work investigates the intersections of knowledge, technology, and identity, and what networks mean for institutions. I am interested in digital scholarship, digital literacies, the tensions between open and closed learning practices, and the changing realities of contemporary higher ed. My research explores community and issues of equity and influence in digital networks and digital publics. It also examines the implications of social media models for learning.
I am founder and Director of Antigonish 2.0, a global project building institutional and community capacity in media literacy and civic engagement. I was involved in Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) research during its early days in Canada, have taught online and in hybrid contexts in higher ed since the 90s, and helped design UPEI’s first learning analytics project. As a member of PEI’s provincial Learning Partners Advisory Council, I co-chair a working group planning a PEI-wide event on the future of learning, and have coordinated and chaired education conferences in the Maritimes and the US. I consult on digital strategy and digital pedagogies with school systems and in higher ed, and have had the opportunity to keynote conferences and workshops throughout North America, and in Europe, the Middle East, and Australia.
At the core of all my work is a twenty-year career in education, and a writing habit. I’ve been published in Salon.com, The Guardian UK, Inside Higher Ed, University Affairs, and Hybrid Pedagogy, as well as in peer-reviewed venues. As Coordinator of Adult Teaching for the University of Prince Edward Island, I direct and develop professional learning initiatives for a suite of adult education programs. I teach courses in technologies, communications, digital pedagogies, leadership, and adult education.
I work in the open. I think best out loud on Twitter, as @bonstewart. I write to leave a mark in the snow.