Stella C. S. Porto has 20 years of experience in online learning and adult education. Since 2014, she has been at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB – https://www.iadb.org) as a Learning Specialist. She leads a team managing online training and online courses in various areas of development, for professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as IDB staff. Previously, she was the director of the Masters of Distance Education and E-Learning at University of Maryland Global Campus.
She holds a doctorate in Computer Science and masters' degrees in Computer Science and Distance Education. Stella also taught for 10+ years in the field of Computer Science and Engineering. Stella's research interests involve educational technology, online course design, and e-learning projects for both adult education and professional training, with a focus in technology and management. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stellaporto)