>>   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 (The CDS Task Force launched at the 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 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.



>>   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 Colleges System, Credentials Solutions, Educational Credential Evaluators, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, and the University of Phoenix.



>>   HOW MUCH DOES EDEXCHANGE COST?


EDEXCHANGE seeks wide adoption.  In order to achieve this mission and purpose, 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.



>>   CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH EDEXCHANGE?


​EDEXCHANGE User Group meetings are open to all PESC Members.  Join the User Group calls held every Thursday at 9am PST / Noon EST.

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GETTING STARTED

WITH EDEXCHANGE

​Benefits of

EDEXCHANGE



EDEXCHANGE

does not limit types of data &

digital documents to be exchanged.



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EDEXCHANGE

is not a database & does not

store digital documents or data.



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EDEXCHANGE

requires a peer-to-peer  direct connection for delivery of

digital documents & data.



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EDEXCHANGE

use is voluntary & compliments previously established protocols between organizations that

exchange digital documents

& data.



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EDEXCHANGE

is open source, & in partnership 

with Apereo, the EDEXCHANGE specification, designed with

open web services architecture,

is governed as an

open source community effort.



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EDEXCHANGE

is owned & operated by PESC 

& is governed and managed

directly by PESC Members.





EDEXCHANGE Onboarding Guide

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WITH EDEXCHANGE

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EDEXCHANGE

DATA EXCHANGE PLATFORM

EdExchange Student And Education Data Exchange

Enabling the

automated exchange of 

standards-based data

& digital documents

Achieved through an open


web services architecture, 


open source code & 


data standards,


EDEXCHANGE ​is


a neutral data exchange platform 


& digital look-up service, 


Application Platform as a Service 

(aPaaS or PaaS),


designed as a peer-to-peer network


providing a secure,  reliable &


direct connection between users 


​avoiding file-based technologies.



EDEXCHANGE 


is governed by a

User Group and Steering Committee.


Participation in User Group meetings is


encouraged & open to all representatives of 

PESC Member organizations. 


For more information on the 
User Group or Steering Committee, 
please visit the 


EDEXCHANGE USER GROUP PAGE.