Benefits of

EDEXCHANGE



​EDEXCHANGE  

does not limit types of data

and digital documents to be exchanged.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

EDEXCHANGE  

is not a database and does

not store digital documents or data.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

EDEXCHANGE  

requires a peer-to-peer

direct connection for delivery of

digital documents and data.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


EDEXCHANGE 

use is voluntary and

compliments previously established

protocols between organizations that

exchange digital documents and data.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

EDEXCHANGE  

is open source, and in partnership

with Apereo, the EDEXCHANGE 

specification, designed with open web

services architecture, is governed

as an open source community effort.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

EDEXCHANGE 

​is owned and operated

by PESC and is governed and

managed directly by PESC Members.


​​



GETTING STARTED


GITHUB


MAPPING



​>>  WHAT ISEDEXCHANGE? 


EDEXCHANGE is a data exchange service offered and operated by PESC and directly managed by PESC Members. The foundation of the service is a directory 'look up' server that lists institutions, service providers and others that are able to exchange data electronically. The server itemizes the technical capacity of each, which document types are supported electronically and additional identifier data.  To exchange data, users then connect directly with the respective recipient.



>>  HOW DID EDEXCHANGE START?


EDEXCHANGE is a project of PESC's Common Data Services Task Force (CDS launched at Fall 2011 Data Summit).,  California's Community College Technology Center requested through PESC the formation of CDS and EDEXCHANGE, and have remained consistent leaders and participants, dedicating resources, hardware, software, and technical staff to run the service in test and throughout the pilot phase.



>>  WHO IS INVOLVED WITH EDEXCHANGE?


EDEXCHANGE is currently in pilot phase with six organizations: California Community Colleges, Credentials Solutions, Educational Credential Evaluators, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment and University of Phoenix.



>>  WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EDEXCHANGE?


EDEXCHANGE provides those that use, collect or exchange data with a consistent, reliable, open, cross-sector standardized option for data exchange.  Whether institutions connect directly or use a third party service provider, EDEXCHANGE serves both, providing data exchange services for all educational needs.


>>  HOW IS EDEXCHANGE GOVERNED?


The EDEXCHANGE User Group established a Steering Committee in 2015, ultimately governed by the PESC Board of Directors, to administer more direct management, oversight and strategic planning of EDEXCHANGE. The Steering Committee is made up of nine PESC member representatives, is diverse, representing the various sectors across education, is semi-autonomous, and is responsible for the overall management and operation of EDEXCHANGE.



>>  WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATUS OF EDEXCHANGE?


EDEXCHANGE is in pilot phase.  In 2016, PESC called for pilot participants and the following six organizations that responded are all in some varying degree of progress within their respective pilots: California Community College System, Credentials Solutions, Educational Credential Evaluators, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, University of Phoenix.



>>  HOW MUCH DOES EDEXCHANGE COST?


EDEXCHANGE seeks wide adoption.  In order to achieve this mission, it is envisioned that EDEXCHANGE users would remit a nominal, annual subscription service fee allowing unlimited use of the service while general lookup would be free of charge.


​>>  HOW DO I GET INVOLVED WITH EDEXCHANGE?


EDEXCHANGE User Group meetings are open to all PESC Members. Join the User Group calls held every other Thursday at 1pm EDT.










​​

EDEXCHANGE USER GROUP

EdExchange Student And Education Data Exchange

 P   O   S   T   S   E   C   O   N   D   A   R   Y        E   L   E   C   T   R   O   N   I   C        S   T   A   N   D   A   R   D   S        C   O   U   N   C   I   L 

EDEXCHANGE diagram of Users and Super Users

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Leading the  ESTABLISHMENT & ADOPTION O​​OPEN, TRUSTED DATA STANDARDS ​ACROSS THE EDUCATION DOMAIN

PESC - Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council | Leading the Establishment and Adoption of Open Data Standards Across the Education Domain | XML | EDI | JSON | Transcripts | Credentials

​EDEXCHANGE 

is a neutral, data exchange platform,

Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS or PaaS), 

enabling the electronic & automated exchange of

standards-based data & digital documents. 


Achieved through an open web services

architecture and associated standards,

EDEXCHANGE 

is a look-up service, designed as

a peer-to-peer network providing a secure,

reliable & direct connection between users 

avoiding file-based technologies.

​​  EDEXCHANGE  

operates as a

User Group and participation in

User Group meetings is encouraged

and open to representatives of

PESC Member organizations. 


EDEXCHANGE 

Chairs


Mark Cohen

Product Manager

California Community Colleges


Tuan Anh Do

San Francisco State University

PESC Board of Directors



EDEXCHANGE

Steering Committee


Rajeev Arora

SVP Products & Support

Parchment


Mark Cohen

Product Manager

California Community Colleges


Tuan Anh Do

San Francisco State University

PESC Board of Directors


Doug Falk

Vice President and CIO

National Student Clearinghouse


James Kelly

Senior Director of Technology

Educational Credential Evaluators

Tom McKechney

CEO

Credentials Solutions


Michael Sessa

President & CEO, PESC


Monterey Sims

Director of Admissions & Evaluation

University of Phoenix



MEETING SCHEDULE


Weekly - Thursdays (Noon EST - 9am PST)


LIST


EDEXCHANGE@lists.pesc.org



​​

EDEXCHANGE

USER GROUP


Organizations Participating

​AACRAO
AcademyOne
ACT
ApplyAlberta
Arizona State University
Bardic Systems
BC Campus
Brigham Young University
California Community Colleges
California State University System Credentials Solutions
Educational Credential Evaluators

Internet 2

National Student Clearinghouse
Ontario College Application Service
Ontario Universities’ Application Centre
Parchment
San Francisco State University
Stanford University
Student Connections
University of British Columbia
University of Missouri System
University of Phoenix
University of Southern California