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FALL 2017 DATA SUMMIT
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FALL 2017 DATA SUMMIT

OCTOBER 25 - 27, 2017

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PESC APPROVED STANDARD | Common XML Credential for Certificates, Degrees & Diplomas
EdExchange Student And Education Data Exchange
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  WHAT IS EDEXCHANGE? 

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 Colleges, Credentials Solutions, Educational Credential Evaluators, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, University of Phoenix.


 HOW MUCH DOES EDEXCHANGECOST?

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 THE EDEXCHANGE USER GROUP?

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




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EDEXCHANGE diagram of Users and Super Users

Enabling the automated exchange of

standards-based data & digital documents.


Achieved through an open web services

architecture and associated standards,

EDEXCHANGE is

a neutral data exchange platform and 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







EDEXCHANGE is the principal

project of PESC’s Common Data Services (CDS) Task force.


EDEXCHANGE is governed by a

User Group and Steering Committee.  Participation in User Group meetings is encouraged and 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.


BENEFITS OF EDEXCHANGE



EDEXCHANGE  does not limit types of data and digital documents to be exchanged.


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EDEXCHANGE  is not a database and does not store digital documents or data.


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EDEXCHANGE  requires a peer-to-peer  direct connection for delivery of digital documents and data.


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EDEXCHANGE use is voluntary and compliments previously established protocols between organizations that exchange digital documents and data.


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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.


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EDEXCHANGE is owned and operated

by PESC and is governed and managed directly by PESC Members.