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Dr Mark Stansfield is programme leader for the BSc(Hons) Business Technology in the School of Engineering and Computing at the University of the West of Scotland. He teaches on undergraduate modules such as 'Social Media for Business', 'Research Methods in Computing', as well as 'Computing Honours Project'. Postgraduate modules include 'Mobile Business Technology and Design', and 'Technology for Digital Marketing'. He has written and co-written more than 80 refereed papers in areas that include e-learning, virtual campuses, mobile learning, games-based learning and interpretive systems thinking.

He also serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Information Management, as well as being a reviewer for the Journal of Information Systems Education, ALT-J, Computers & Education, and the Journal of IT Education.


Current research activities

  • Mobile Learning

  • Games-based Learning

  • E-Learning/Virtual Campuses

Desired research direction

  • Digital and Social Media Strategy

  • Social Media in Business and Education

Area of academic expertise - outline

  • Technology Enhanced Learning

  • Information Systems Research

  • Knowledge Elicitation


External positions

External Examiner, Kingston University London



  • L Education (General)
  • Technology Enhanced Learning

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Research Output

The potential of learning analytics in understanding students' engagement with their assessment feedback

Bikanga Ada, M. & Stansfield, M., 8 Aug 2017, 2017 IEEE 17th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT). IEEE, p. 227-229 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    140 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    45 Downloads (Pure)

    UNITE: Enhancing Students’ Self-efficacy through the Use of a 3D Virtual World

    Stansfield, M., Scullion, J. & Baxter, G., 1 Dec 2015, p. 1635-1653. 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Collaboration Through Simulation: Pilot Implementation of an Online 3D Environment

    Scullion, J., Livingstone, D. & Stansfield, M., 2014, In : Simulation & Gaming. 45, 3, p. 394-409 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)