Advances in information technology have opened exciting new avenues for how research is conducted and data collected, with huge implications to monitoring and evaluation (M&E). One of these advances is the use of Mobile Data Collection (MDC). Instead of collecting data on paper using a pen, which is then manually entered into a database for analysis, data is input into a device which is then capable of exporting directly into a centralized database for processing and analysis.
Open Data Kit (ODK) is a suite of tools that allows data collection using Android mobile devices and data submission to an online server. The training will equip the participants with skills to author, field and manage mobile data collection platform using ODK.
The training is aimed at organisational staff who are conducting field data collection activities.
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
- Use Collect to fill out forms with participants
- Upload survey data from Collect to Aggregate
- Analyse or export data in Aggregate
The training is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The training 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.
The training fee covers tuition fees, learning materials, and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.