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An XCRI Web Service for the Open University

Open University


This page provides information about the getOUCourses web service. It is intended to give a brief overview of the service including the functionality it provides and how it can be used.


The web service provides Open University course advertising data in XCRI-CAP 1.1 format. The anticipated consumers of this data are Lifelong Learning Networks, other third party aggregators and any other ad hoc enquirers for Open University course data.

The service call accepts a single parameter specifying UG (Under Grad), PG (Post Grad) or ALL. It will respond by returning a whole data set of Undergraduate, Postgraduate or All Open University opportunities.

A Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) definition can be obtained here.

The service is maintained and hosted on the XCRI eXchange Platform (XXP) on behalf of the Open University.

Further information can be found by contacting:

Service Owner
Viki Stirling
Open University
01908 653410

Data & XCRI
Alan Paull
01453 835009

Technical & XCRI
Anthony Au
InGenius Solutions Ltd
0117 230 9938

An example of how to call the service can be found here.