Support

tools – documentation – mappings – changes

Support Tools

apart from our help-desk, many online tools are available:

EDU-DEX is known for its rapid response to questions and issues. You may use a variety of information and resources based on years of experience and the proper documentation of all previously asked questions.

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Technical Manual

Refer to our extensive online Technical Manual for all technical questions.

You may ask additional questions through the feedback form within the Manual.

Online Manual

Please refer to our onlineManual for detailed technical questions.
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Validator

As a training institution, test live in a few seconds with the online Validator whether your new XML feed validates against the EDU-DEX data standard.

In addition, check whether you have filled in all fields required by our large customers .

Translator

Translate the standard export of EDU-DEX for a party that is not (yet) affiliated with EDU-DEX. The Translator has been developed by a a few training institutions and is being supported by EDU-DEX.
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Obligator

Check our Obligator.

Phone

Call +31 (0) 85 877 1088 for support by phone.

Mail / Form

Within one day answers to your questions to EDU-DEX.

More documentation

In addition to the support tools above, there are also many documents to download.

User documents

Are yet to be translated in English.

Technical documents

program.xsd v1.7
directory.xsd v1.7
programsList.xsd v1 (used by catalogs)

EDU-DEX data model
More information in the online Technical Manual .

Org Unit ID

Most programs are open for registrations for all. However, some courses are tailor-made for specific customers or offer discounts for specific customers. To refer to these customers you need a so-called orgUnitId.

Real time up-to -date list with all orgUnitIds

Import Schedule

EDU-DEX imports all training information on a daily basis and updates the selections that customers have made.
6pm : start import XML feeds from education & training providers
3am : all new export feeds are fully available for customers and platforms

External mappings

Some of our Network Partners have published separate documentation on how they import EDU-DEX data:

Information about uploading training information to the Dutch governement site Leer-Rijk (in Dutch only)

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Request for change

EDU-DEX has been a stable data standard since 2014. Changes to the data standard require action on the part of hundreds of training suppliers and their customers. This involves testing, migrating, etc. We therefore minimize the number of changes to the standard.

In establishing this open standard, three principles have been paramount:

  • The standard is generic
    does not contain fields specific to one sector or company.
  • As few fields as possible have been made mandatory
    so that training providers are not asked for information they do not have or that is not relevant for all customers.
  • The standard will be changed a maximum of twice a year
    so far we have hardly used this option.

Roadmap request for change

1. within two working days of receipt you will reive a first response
2. errors and bugs will be resolved within a week
3. a structural response within two weeks that can lead to three conclusions:
– the RFC is rejected with clear arguments
– when adjustments have no mandatory impact involving other parties
, they will be realized within a maximum of 2 months
4. All other adjustments are subject to
– a formal decision by the Foundation Board,
– the maximum of two adjustments per calendar year, and
– a minimum notice period of six months.
5. We will clearly communicate planned changes early in the process in two ways:
– release dates announced far in advance through the Updates newsletter.
– advance notice of requested changes and proposed solutions

Last changes

The latest changes to the standard are stated on the first pages of the PDF with technical documentation and in the appropriate XSD files. Questions or detailed requests can be sent to the EDU-DEX secretariat .

Please provide your programme information through EDU-DEX

Companies and intermediaries may use this form to request education & training institutes to supply programme information via EDU-DEX. This saves these companies and intermediaries the costs and work of collecting and standardizing data from many providers, and saves the institutes from maintaining many portals. Training institutes, intermediaries and customers should register separately with EDU-DEX, in order to receive their own account and login details.

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Send to:

Stichting EDU-DEX

Telefoon

085 8771088

E-mail

info(at)edudex.nl