online pedagogy | digital literacies | belonging

Dr. Bonnie Stewart is an educator fascinated by who we are when we’re online. Associate Professor of Online Pedagogy and Workplace Learning at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Bonnie researches the implications of digital practices and networks for education, for institutions, and for society, and writes about the ever-shifting intersections of knowledge, technology, and identity.

In an era of increasingly non-transparent technologies, Bonnie focuses on critical, human, open paths to navigating change. Bonnie’s expertise is grounded in participatory learning, critical digital pedagogies, and decades working in university and college contexts around the world, as an educator and program manager. Bonnie’s work emphasizes open educational practices, critical literacies, and the complexities of equity and belonging within digital publics.

Over the past decade, Bonnie has keynoted conferences and workshops throughout North America as well as in Europe, the Middle East, and Australia, and has been widely published both in peer-reviewed venues and trade media. A proud recipient of teaching awards at both University of Windsor and UPEI, as well as of UWindsor’s 2024 Dr. Alan Wright Award for Exemplary Digital Teaching, Bonnie has facilitated courses in technologies, communications, digital pedagogy, leadership, and adult education, and led workshops on digital strategy, data literacies, and digital pedagogies. Bonnie has been a Visiting Fellow with Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona (2019) and the University of the Arts London (2018-2021). In 2024-2025, Bonnie is completing a sabbatical Visiting Fellowship/research project on digital and regional belonging, with the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland.

Once an ethnographer of academic Twitter (#RIP), Bonnie – as @bonstewart – persists, if sporadically, on Bluesky and Mastodon.

Bonnie’s goal for 2024: trying to relearn to write in the open, as a way to leave a mark in the snow.