TRAINING COURSE ON MOBILE DATA COLLECTION USING ODK

Course fee: KSH 70,000, USD 1,000 Start Date: 20/05/2019 End Date: 24/05/2019 Registration closed, view 2018 course calender

INTRODUCTION

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

DURATION

5 Days

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)

o    ODK Form

o    ODK Collect Application Interface

o    ODK Aggregate

o    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

o   Downloading forms;

o   Using Excel to create ODK Data Collect Form

·         Creating and Publishing forms to Agregate or XML

·         Designing forms directly on:

o   ODK Build

o   Koboform builder

o   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;

o   Google Spreadsheet

o   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.
  • We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: training@data-afriqueconsultancy.org
  • The training will be conducted at DATA-AFRIQUE TRAINING CENTRE, Nairobi Kenya.
  • The training fee covers tuition fees, training materials, lunch and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.
  • Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to: training@data-afriqueconsultancy.org
Start Date: 20/05/2019 End Date: 24/05/2019
Course fee in Kenya Shillings: KSH 70,000 Course fee in USA Dollars: USD 1,000
Registration closed, view 2018 course calender