Mathias Hoffmann

55 points
Zurich, Switzerland

Mathias Hoffmann is Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. His research focuses on the macroeconomic aspects of international financial integration and on the link between financial markets and the macro-economy more generally.
He is an open source enthusiast who promotes the use of open source software in his teaching and research. He thinks that research results should be reproducible and as widely accessible as possible and that open source software has a key role to play as we move to truly open science. Web page:

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Dear Peter, thanks for pointing this out and for the interesting post on ExeLearning. In describing my own workflow I had assumed that the teacher / lecturer has access to the institutional online learning system to post and structure their content. At University of Zurich (UZH) we use OLAT ( which is an in-house development and also is open source. Our neighbors at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) next door use Moodle which I think is also OSS. ExeLearning seems to be a really cool tool for setting up and hosting your online course independently of either of these rather biggish platforms or if you want to prepare a course that you then feed into either of these systems. I will definitely check it out.