Mobile Data Collection Using Odk Training

  • Overview

INTRODUCTION

With the help of technology, new methods for monitoring and evaluating data have been developed that do not require the usage of paper (MDC). Data is gathered on the phone and sent to a server for analysis using the MDC. The participants will leave this program with the ability to create, deploy, and administer mobile data gathering platforms using ODK.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Create survey forms with Build or XLSForms;
  • Upload them to Aggregate;
  • Load them into Collect on an Android smartphone;
  • Have participants fill out the forms using Collect;
  • Upload the survey results from Collect to Aggregate;
  • Analyze or export the 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)
  • ODK Form
  • ODK Collect Application Interface
  • ODK Aggregate
  •  ODK Manage
  • Platforms and formats of ODK
  • Download and installation of ODK collection 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
      • 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

              • Our seasoned instructors, who have years of experience as seasoned professionals in their respective fields of work, will be teaching this course. A combination of practical exercises, theory, group projects, and case studies are used to teach the course.
              • The participants receive training manuals and supplementary reading materials.
              • Participants who complete this course successfully will receive a certificate.
              • We can also create a course specifically for your organization to match your needs. To learn more, get in touch with us at training@dealsontrainers.org.
              • The training will take place at DEALSON TRAINERS IN NAIROBI, KENYA in Nairobi, Kenya.
              • The training fee includes lunch, course materials, and lodging for the training session. Upon request, we may arrange for our participants' lodging and transportation to the airport.
              • Payment must be made to our bank account before the training begins, and documentation of payment should be emailed to training@dealsontrainers.org

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