Dr. Bonnie Stewart

Assistant Professor, University of Windsor

Dr. Bonnie Stewart researches social media's intersection with education & professional development, & leads digital strategy in education.


Social Media Panel on Online Shaming

CBC, May 20, 2015Radio/Podcast

URL: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/social-media-panel-on-online-shaming-1.3080174

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.

Is It Something In the Potatoes?

Atlantic Business Magazine, February 20, 2013Print

URL: http://www.atlanticbusinessmagazine.net/article/is-it-something-in-the-potatoes/

This article showcased myself and a number of other PEI residents who were leaders in social media and networked practices at the time.

Online exam monitoring can invade privacy and erode trust at universities

The Decay of Twitter

The Atlantic, November 2, 2015Online

URL: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/11/conversation-smoosh-twitter-decay/412867/?utm_source=SFG

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.

Students in PEI Enjoy Chance to Teach Future Teachers

The Guardian PE, March 29, 2014Online

URL: http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/Living/2014-03-29/article-3668003/Students-in-P.E.I.-enjoy-chance-to-teach-future-teachers/1

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.


Dr. Bonnie Stewart is an educator and social media researcher interested in the implications of digital networks for institutions and society. Assistant Professor of Online Pedagogy and Workplace Learning, Stewart has an extensive background in digital and experiential education, and in work-integrated and adult learning approaches. Stewart was an early MOOC researcher and ethnographer of Twitter as an academic environment, and currently investigates educators' data literacies as well as what it means to know, to learn, and to be a citizen in our current information ecosystem.


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.

Past Talks

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, May 30, 2016

Keynote - Connecting beyond content: The impact of the digital on higher ed

#T3: Transformative Teaching Through Technology

St. Norbert College, DePere, WI, June 7, 2016

Keynote - Digital leadership: A primer for open academics.

Digital Learning Innovators’ Program

LaTrobe University, Melbourne Australia, October 28, 2016

Keynote - Education in abundance: Network learning and literacies

eLearning 2016

Scottsdale, AZ, February 15, 2016

Keynote - Excellence & the wild rumpus: What networks mean for higher education

Innovate 2016

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, May 10, 2016

Keynote - Scholarly networks: Friend or foe or risky fray?

Digital Pedagogy Lab Cairo

The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, March 16, 2016

Invited Talk - Academic Twitter: The intersection of orality & literacy in scholarship?

NetworkED Seminar Series

London School of Economics, London, UK, January 19, 2016


  • Twitter
  • Social Media
  • Professional Learning
  • Higher Education
  • Education
  • Digital Pedagogy
  • Digital Strategy


  • University of Prince Edward Island
    Educational Studies
    Ph.D, 2015

    Dissertation title - Scholarship in Abundance: Influence, Engagement, and Attention in Scholarly Networks