Director of Technology
Boris Goldowsky is responsible for CAST's technology strategy and manages the organization’s system architecture, the design of modules and prototypes, and conducts ongoing research and development in next generation technologies. He is also CAST’s representative to the standards-setting working group for the DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) digital talking book standard and a member of the NIMAS (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard) Standards Board.
Dr. Goldowsky joined CAST in 2005 with 10 years experience in using technology to facilitate learning and access to information. At Pearson Education, he led the technology team responsible for a family of educationally-focused websites for schools, teachers, parents and students, including FunBrain, TeacherVision, School Cash, and the Family Education Network.
As the head of technology at Information Please LLC, he led the development group responsible for producing a line of almanacs on the Web and built an extensive general-reference website, infoplease.com, around them. Later he led the launch of a companion website, Factmonster.com, a complete reference site for children. He has also consulted in software engineering, information architecture, and adoption of open standards and open-source software.
PhD, MA, University of Rochester
BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology