As Director of Product Development at the Pearson Foundation, Bob Regan leads product management and marketing for a new set of digital courses in support of Common Core State Standards. He is responsible for devising the tools and programs that truly enable next generation learning in the classroom.
Bob began his career in the classroom as a teacher of math, French as well as a technology coordinator in Chicago and New York City schools and earned a Master’s in Elementary Education from Columbia University Teachers College. From the first days in the classroom, he expressed a deep passion for improving teaching and learning through the use of technology in schools. Bob went on to study education policy and technology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before joining Macromedia in 2000.
At Macromedia, he oversaw product development for the Education and Government markets. He was instrumental in leading Macromedia’s Accessibility efforts, pioneering techniques in accessible rich media and helping shape accessibility standards for people with disabilities around the globe. He was also heavily involved in building and shaping elearning standards and advancing the concept of the Rich Internet Application. In 2005, Bob joined Adobe with the acquisition of Macromedia where he became the Director of Worldwide Primary and Secondary Education in 2007.
As Director of Worldwide Primary and Secondary Education at Adobe Systems, Bob lead the marketing, product development and business strategy for schools. This included a period of time where Adobe developed a massive partnership with the state of New South Wales, Australia around a ubiquitous deployment of creative tools for students and teachers and sustained growth of the education business through an exceedingly challenging economic climate.
Bob is the Treasurer of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Bob also speaks frequently on education reform in a digital economy at conferences worldwide.
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