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Training on Mobile Data Collection Using ODK

By: Data-Afrique Consultancy

Kenya

20 - 24 May, 2019  5 days

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USD 1,000

Technology has introduced new ways of collecting data for monitoring and evaluation that does not require the use of papers such as through the Mobile Data Collection (MDC). Using the MDC data is collected on the phone and transmitted to a server for analysis. This training will equip the participants with skills to author, field and manage mobile data collection platform using ODK.

Course Objectives

By the end of the training the participants will be able to:

  • Create survey forms using Build or XLSForms
  • Upload forms to an Aggregate server
  • Load forms into Collect on an Android device
  • Fill out forms with participants using Collect
  • Upload survey data from Collect to Aggregate
  • Analyze or export data in Aggregate

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at organizational staffs who are conducting field data collection activities.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Mobile Data Collection
  • Introduction to collection of mobile data
  • Platforms for collection of mobile data
  • Advantages of Mobile Applications
  • Challenges
  • Aggregation, storage, and dissemination of data
  • Types of questions in a questionnaire
  • Introduction to Open Data Kit (ODK)
  • Components of Open Data Kit (ODK)
  • ODK Form
  • ODK Collect Application Interface
  • ODK Aggregate
  • ODK Manage
  • Platforms and formats of ODK
  • Download and installation of ODK collect into mobile phones
  • Designing and Creating forms using ODK Build
  • Creating ODK Collect Forms
  • Downloading forms;
  • Using Excel to create ODK Data Collect Form
  • Creating and Publishing forms to Agregate or XML
  • Designing forms directly on:
  • ODK Build
  • Koboform builder
  • PurcForms
  • Creating and Designing XLS form
  • Introduction to XLS forms syntax
  • Manually creating XLS forms
  • Constraints & Skips
  • Form validation
  • ODK Collect
  • Installation and Setup of ODK Collect
  • Menus, Settings and Security of ODK Collect
  • Form Management in Collect
  • ODK Collect Best practices
  • ODK Aggregate Server
  • Using Google App Engine to set up own aggregate server
  • ODK Aggregate Server configuration
  • Creating a server
  • Uploading the form to aggregate server      
  • Submission of  completed data to aggregate server
  • Exporting data from ODK Aggregate as CSV
  • Importing ODK – CSV file into statistical applications
  • Visualizing Geographic Data
  • Direct download of data from Aggregate
  • Outputting data through;
  • Google Spreadsheet
  • Google Fusion Tables
  • GPS Coordinates (Google maps) exportation to Fusion Tables
  • GPS data exportation for Mapping/Visualizing (fusion map)
  • Data exportation to Fusion Tables using QGIS

General Notes

  • This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.
  • Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.
  • Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate
DATA-AFRIQUE TRAINING CENTRE, NAIROBI KENYA. May 20 - 24 May, 2019

Registration: 08:30:am - 08:30:am

Class Session: 08:00:am - 04:00:am

USD 1,000.00
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DUNCAN KARIUKI +254723360025

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