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Mobile Data Collection using ODK Training

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Advancement is technology has necessitated use of new ways of collecting data for monitoring and evaluation that does not require the use of papers. Using ODK Kit, data is collected on the phone and transmitted to a server for analysis. The ODK approach is relevant when privacy concerns of communities need to be respected e.g., for health-related data, environmental monitoring, and political elections

With ODK you can;

  • Use it as is, customize it as you see fit, or try compatible alternatives. ODK is open-source software. Its free to use and download.
  • Build Powerful forms and Include photos, GPS locations, skip logic, calculations, external datasets, multiple languages, and more.
  • Collect data offline and use either the mobile app or the web app. Forms and submissions are synced when a connection is found.
  • Analyze your data with ease by connect apps like PowerBI or R to create shareable dashboards.
  • Trusted across all sectors which includes global health, international development, humanitarian aid, agriculture, microfinance, and more.

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

  • Create survey forms using Build or XLS Forms
  • 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

Important Dates
Classroom Training Calendar 2024

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Feb 26, 2024May 1, 2024Feb 23, 2024USD 1000Register
Mar 18, 2024Mar 22, 2024Mar 14, 2024USD 1000Register
Apr 8, 2024Apr 12, 2024Apr 4, 2024USD 1000Register
May 20, 2024May 24, 2024May 16, 2024USD 1000Register
July 15, 2024July 19, 2024July 11, 2024USD 1000Register
Sept 2, 2024Sept 6, 2024Oct 29, 2024USD 1000Register

Online Training Calendar 2024

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Mar 18, 2024Mar 22, 2024Mar 14, 2024USD 400Register
Apr 22, 2024Apr 26, 2024Apr 18, 2024USD 400Register
June 10, 2024June 14, 2024June 6, 2024USD 400Register
July 29, 2024Aug 2, 2024July 25, 2024USD 400Register
Sept 16, 2024Sept 20, 2024Sept 14, 2024USD 400Register

Course Content Overview.

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 Aggregate or XML
  • Designing forms directly on:
    • ODK Build
    • ODK Scan form designer

Creating and Designing XLS form

  • Introduction to XLS forms syntax
  • Manually creating XLS forms
  • Constraints & Skips logic
  • 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)
  • Introduction to QGIS for data visualization.

Target Participants

Newbies, WASH specialists, M & E Experts, Public health, Program Manager, Students, Engineers, Teachers, Data collection Enthusiasts

Suggested Skills

Experience with Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing.

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