Mobile Data Collection Courses

Mobile Data Collection for M&E using ODK and KoBoToolbox

INTRODUCTION

Data collection and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) have always been an integral part of development work. In the past, these tasks were performed with paper and pen, which made them prone to error, difficult to conduct on a large scale, and high in transaction costs.

ICT tools such as mobile devices and software that allows users to create surveys, collect, manage and upload data to storage facilities in real-time, have reduced the conventional challenges associated with remote data collection and M&E.

If you have always wanted to learn how to collect, manage and analyze project data using mobile devices, this training course is for you. This training course also comes with additional M&E and GIS modules to help participants put the skills acquired into perspective. The GIS module will help participants work with spatial data.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The course is designed for representatives from government, project teams, NGOs, multi and bilateral development organizations, consultancies, etc, that are typically employed as project managers and directors, M&E specialists, technical specialists, and researchers.

REQUIREMENTS

This training is designed for participants who are reasonably proficient in English and have an understanding of basic ICT concepts.

DURATION

5 Days

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course will introduce participants to tools and techniques to gather data for project/programme outcomes to stakeholders using innovative Mobile data gathering tools.

At the end of the course, you will become familiar with using ICT tools and methods to conduct data collection, statistical analysis, and reporting.

COURSE CONTENT

Module I

Introduction to the course

  • M&E Refresher
  • ICT refresher
  • Introduction to mobile data collection systems architecture.
  • Introduction to common mobile based data collection tools, techniques and platform.
  • Benefits of mobile data collection.
  • Challenges of Mobile Based Data Collection.
  • Best Practices.

Hand-on Exercise

Module II

Introduction to Survey Authoring/Digitization

  • Introduction to xlsforms syntax for survey authoring - Digitizing questionnaires for ODK using xlsforms.

Intermediate Survey Authoring/Digitization

  • Intermediate survey authoring: Digitizing questionnaires for ODK using xlsforms.

Hand-on Exercise

Module III

Advanced Survey Authoring/Digitization

  • Advanced survey authoring: Digitizing questionnaires for ODK using xlsforms.
  • Questionnaire logic.
  • Xlsforms troubleshooting
  • Converting xlsforms to XML
  • XML forms validation

Hand-on Exercise

Module IV

Survey Data Hosting

  • Setting up an Apps Engine Account
  • Setting up ODK aggregate server in a cloud server.
  • Setting up ODK Collect for Mobile data collection.
  • Uploading XML forms to ODK Aggregate
  • Hosting platform quota management.
  • Data Visualization and analysis on ODK Aggregate.
  • Downloading/extracting data from ODK Aggregate for analysis.
  • Mobile device calibration for data collection.
  • Managing data collection in the field

Hand-on Exercise

Mobile Data Collection Using KoBoToolbox

  • How to digitize questionnaires using an easy web-based interface.
  • Hosting data on KoBoToolbox.
  • Setting up KoBo Collect for mobile data collection.
  • Mobile device calibration for data collection.
  • Visualizing and analyzing data on KoBoToolbox.
  • Downloading/extracting data for analysis.

Hand-on Exercise

Module V (GIS)

Spatial Mapping

  • Introduction to GIS
  • Working with Spatial data (GPS Coordinates)
  • Introduction to Fusion Table
  • Exporting GPS Coordinates (Google maps) to Fusion tables
  • Exporting data to Fusion tables using QGIS
  • Converting data to shape files
  • Choice of Platform
  • Discussion on the Choice of Platform
  • Integrating Mobile Data Collection tools into projects

Hand-on Exercise

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on details below: 

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REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  

TRAINING FEE

The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us below.

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PAYMENT   

Payment should be transferred to bank before commencement of training.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.

Event Properties

Event Date 26-11-2018 8:00 am
Event End Date 30-11-2018 5:00 pm
Capacity 100
Cut off date 26-11-2018
Individual Price USD1,100.00
Location T4D Training Center
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