Werner Hartmann promotes the effective use of information and communication technologies in education with a special focus on information literacy, information retrieval, teaching programming, and interactive multimedia learning.
Werner Hartmann studied mathematics at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). Supervised by Prof. Volker Strassen, he graduated with a thesis in computational complexity. Together with Prof. Juerg Nievergelt, he advanced the computer science education at the Computer Science Department at ETH Zurich. In 2004, he was appointed honorary professor at ETH Zurich. He has joined the Bern University of Education a year later.
Werner Hartmann has been involved in the development of different learning environments, such as the programming environment Kara, the educational search engine Soekia, the learning environment InfoTraffic for logic, queuing and dynamic systems and Wikibu, an information service to promote competent use of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.
Werner Hartmann is co-author of several books mathematics and computer science and is working actively for the Swiss education server SwissEduc.
Since 2008, he has been working jointly with Sam Zurcher on the ideas and the concepts behind the hybrid search engine horizobu. Since 2010, he is CEO of horizobu.