National Student Clearinghouse introduces their latest creation, the Global Registrar EduRecord Exchange Network ( G.R.E.E.N.). This free, open and standards-based network will provide a secure digital environment to exchange student records worldwide. Similar to University of Texas’ SPEEDE Server (Standardization of Post-Secondary Education Electronic Data Exchange) implemented in 1995, G.R.E.E.N. is able to exchange student records to other universities in the United States; however, unlike SPEEDE, G.R.E.E.N. can exchange those records globally.
President and CEO of National Student Clearinghouse, Rick Torres, describes the purpose of G.R.E.E.N.:
“Our commitment is to ensure that the G.R.E.E.N. platform serves the best interests of schools and their students from day one and onward. We hope this network helps accelerate the movement of institutions toward a paper-free environment where information can move at a digital pace in a secure, privacy-compliant manner serving students and schools by enhancing student mobility and reducing the costs currently associated with it.”
Within the education industry, there has been an abundance of accepting G.R.E.E.N. Mike Reilly, the executive director of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers stated his acceptance of it:
“The Texas SPEEDE Server has served the higher education community well for nearly two decades. The G.R.E.E.N. network provides welcome continuity based on sound principles and proven standards.”
For more information read the Press Release.
Yasmin Bailey , a sophomore in college, is the Content Manager for Ed Tech Times.