Incorporating the most widely used cross-platform Internet technologies, the ExcelTrac™ architecture is built to conform with the open industry standard - AICC/SCORM. AICC compliance provides the capability of MEC’s content to integrate effectively with a wide range of third party learning management systems. ExcelTrac™ can also access third party courseware that is AICC or SCORM compliant. Born-on-the-web and designed to confirm to evolving open standards from its conception, ExcelTracTM can keep pace with your organization's training needs.
ExcelTracTM can function in two modes - Synchronous and Asynchronous.
Synchronous interaction takes place when all the parties (learners, or learner and instructor) are online at the same time and communicating in real-time. A range of synchronous communication tools can support interaction in this "virtual classroom" environment, including:
- Content Delivery controlled by the e-tutor
- Multi-media content delivery
- Full Duplex Voice communication
- On-line Video
- Live assessment and testing
- Web Chat
Asynchronous interaction occurs when a student starts a course on his or her own without any other person or system except the e-Learning Management System to interact with. Therefore, it is typically anytime, anywhere, self-paced learning.
Some examples of asynchronous interaction include taking a self-paced course, exchanging e-mail messages with a mentor, and posting messages to a discussion group about a course topic, etc. The advantages of asynchronous learning are convenience, accessibility, and the fact that it is self-paced.
ExcelTracTM is designed for three types of deployment.
The Internet version allows registered users access courseware from anywhere on the globe as long as they have Internet connectivity. The Intranet version works over a dedicated local area / wide area network. This type of deployment results in a closed group community. The Stand-alone version works on any multimedia PC in single user mode.
ExcelTracTM is designed for heavy user traffic and can handle over a million users with a margin for safety and provides immediate access to a broad range of courses over the Internet, Intranet and a stand-alone system. It has been tested rigorously under diverse conditions.