Technical reference manual

EDU-DEX is a non-profit foundation with the following objectives:
  • to make information about learning programmes from all providers as transparent and accessible as possible to all potential participants and their employers
  • to increase the accuracy and updating frequency of training information
  • to save costs for both suppliers and clients by developing and managing one open data standard for training programme descriptions
  • to create one independent address for training information.

This online manual describes in detail every Element and Attribute available in the latest version of the program, directory, clientDiscount and institute XSDs. It does so by providing purely technical information, like data type, restrictions and multiplicity (the valid number of occurrences), but also paying attention to the semantics of each item.

There are two ways to find your way in the EDU-DEX standard's hierarchy, each presenting the elements (note the lowercase "e") of the four XSDs: there is a menu item called "Navigate", which enables you to discover the structure by collapsing and expanding the available levels; the "Map" on the other hand, gives you a complete overview of what is available in each XSD. Both, of course, contain links to each item's details.

This manual will always be a 'work in progress' - its quality improves with every suggestion you, its user, make. You are therefore invited to provide any feedback you may have through the Feedback buttons you will find on (nearly) every page.

We are looking forward to receiving your questions, comments and suggestions!

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