Mark Stansfield

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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


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

External positions

External Examiner, Kingston University London



  • L Education (General)
  • Technology Enhanced Learning


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