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​​​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 & 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.





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PESC | EdExchange | Data Exchange Platform As A Service | Automated | Standards-Based

​​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 in an

open source community .



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EDEXCHANGE


is owned & operated by PESC 

& is governed and managed

directly by PESC Members.




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EDEXCHANGE Onboarding Guide

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PESC | EdExchange | Data Exchange Platform As A Service | Automated | Standards-Based

EDEXCHANGE

DATA EXCHANGE PLATFORM  & LOOK UP

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Providing a

digital look-up​

& neutral data

exchange platform




PESC | EdExchange | Data Exchange Platform As A Service | Automated | Standards-Based

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Enabling the

automated exchange of

standards-based data

& digital documents​




EDEXCHANGE


>>   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

- Digitary

- Educational Credential Evaluators

- National Student Clearinghouse

- Parchment

- 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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