POSTSECONDARY ELECTRONIC STANDARDS COUNCIL
& neutral data
DATA EXCHANGE PLATFORM & LOOK UP
automated exchange of
& digital documents
Achieved through an open
web services architecture,
open source code &
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.
is governed by a
User Group & 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.
does not limit types of data &
digital documents to be exchanged.
is not a database & does not
store digital documents or data.
requires a peer-to-peer
for delivery of digital
documents & data.
use is voluntary & compliments
previously established protocols
between organizations that
documents & data.
is open source, & in partnership
with Apereo, the EDEXCHANGE
specification, designed with
open web services architecture,
is governed in an
open source community .
is owned & operated by PESC
& is governed and managed
directly by PESC Members.
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Leading the ESTABLISHMENT & ADOPTION OF OPEN, TRUSTED DATA STANDARDS ACROSS THE EDUCATION DOMAIN
>> 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 or 'platform' to which institutions, vendors, service and data providers that are able to exchange data electronically subscribe. The directory server lists, or itemizes, the technical capacity of each user, the document types supported electronically & additional identifier data. To exchange data, users then connect directly with the respective recipient.
>> HOW DID EDEXCHANGE START?
EDEXCHANGE originally began as the main project of PESC's Common Data Services Task Force (CDS Task Force launched at the Fall 2011 Data Summit). The California Community College Technology Center requested through PESC, the formation of both CDS and EDEXCHANGE, and have remained consistent leaders and participants, dedicating resources, hardware, software, and technical staff to run the service in test & throughout the pilot phase.
>> WHO IS INVOLVED WITH EDEXCHANGE?
EDEXCHANGE is currently in pilot phase with seven (7) organizations:
- California Community Colleges
- Credentials Solutions
- Educational Credential Evaluators
- National Student Clearinghouse
- 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?
An EDEXCHANGE User Group formed & established a Steering Committee in 2015, ultimately governed by the PESC Board of Directors, to administer more direct management, oversight & strategic planning of EDEXCHANGE. The Steering Committee is made up of nine (9) PESC Member representatives, is diverse, representing the various sectors across education, is semi-autonomous, and is responsible for the overall management of EDEXCHANGE.
>> THE CURRENT STATUS OF EDEXCHANGE?
EDEXCHANGE is currently in pilot phase. In 2016, PESC called for pilot participants and six (6) organizations that responded are in some varying degree of progress within their respective pilots: California Community Colleges, Credentials Solutions, Educational Credential Evaluators, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, & 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 monthly on the 1st Thursday at 5pm EST.
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