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Kiwiki: Open-Source Portal for Education in Mechatronics

  • J. Dudak
  • G. Gaspar
  • D. Maga
  • S. Pavlikova
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With arise of modern interdisciplinary subjects as mechatronics; a huge demand for new technologies in education appears. This leads to a broad spread of modern technologies both in education (eg. distance laboratories [1, 2]) and educational materials [3-5]. A systematic pressure is applied to universities due to insufficient availability of relevant educational literature and materials. Since many years ago, this has been a question of the budget (because of the price of printed material, which usually becomes out of date after 2-4 years), but today it is a question of technology. The times when the base medium of materials has been changed from paper to digital are here today. The today’s technology offers a better approach – interactive, open and free knowledge based form. One of the offered technologies is the one created by authors – portal kiwiki, specialized in mechatronics. It is available at web sites.


Learn Management System Final Work Huge Demand Broad Spread Free Software Foundation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Dudak
    • 1
  • G. Gaspar
    • 2
  • D. Maga
    • 3
  • S. Pavlikova
    • 4
  1. 1.European Polytechnical Institute LtdKunoviceCzech republic
  2. 2.Faculty of Materials Science and TechnologyTrnavaSlovakia
  3. 3.CTU Faculty of Electrical EngineeringPragueCzech Republic
  4. 4.Faculty of MechatronicsTrencinSlovakia

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