Training on Mobile Data Collection Using ODK For Monitoring & Evaluation

Date

Venue

Fees

Registrations

18th- 22nd Jan 2021

Nairobi

$1000

15th- 19th Feb 2021

Nairobi

$1000

15th- 19th Mar 2021

Nairobi

$1000

19th- 23rd April 2021

Nairobi

$1000

17th- 21st May 2021

Nairobi

$1000

21st- 25th June 2021

Nairobi

$1000

19th-23rd July 2021

Nairobi

$1000

16th-20th Aug 2021

Nairobi

$1000

20th-24th Sept 2021

Nairobi

$1000

18th-22nd Oct 2021

Nairobi

$1000

15th-19th Nov 2021

Nairobi

$1000

13th-17th Dec 2020

Nairobi

$1000

Data collection and monitoring and evaluation will always be an essential component of development work. In yesteryear, these activities had been carried out with pen and paper, which made them susceptible to error, difficult to conduct on a big scale, and very high in transaction costs.

Gadgets like mobile devices and software program which allows people to generate surveys, collect, control and publish information to storage facilities in real time, have lowered the standard problems related to remote data collection and monitoring and evaluation.

In case you've always desired to discover how you can collect, manage and also analyze project information using mobile devices, this particular program is perfect for you. This training course also has extra GIS and M&E modules to assist individuals put the abilities acquired into perspective. The GIS module is going to help participants to use spatial information.

Who Can Attend?

The program is created for different representatives: authorities, undertaking teams, NGOs, bilateral and multi-development organizations, consultancies, etcetera, which are generally used as project managers as well as directors, technical specialists, M&E specialists, and researchers.

DURATION

5 Days

Program Objectives

The program offers the participants the expertise, techniques, and tools to collect information for project/programme using revolutionary Mobile information collecting Technology.

After the program, you are going to become familiar with using ICT programs and strategies to conduct reporting, statistical analysis, and data collection.

Requirements

This training is created for participants that are moderately experienced in English and also have basic ICT knowledge.

Program Content On ODK for Monitoring and Evaluation

Part 1

  • M&E and Mobile data collection
  • Benefits of Mobile data collection for M&E
  • Introduction to common mobile based data collection platforms
  • Challenges of Mobile Based Data Collection
  • Data aggregation, storage, and dissemination

Part 2

  • Overview of available mobile phone based data collection platforms.
  • Types of questions and their data types.
  • Questionnaire/Form logic
  • Extended data types geoid, image, and multimedia
  • Survey Authoring
  • Design forms using a web interfaces using:
  • Hands-on Exercise
  • ODK Build
  • KoboToolBox
  • Preparing mobile devices for data collection
  • Installing application: ODK Collect
  • Configuring the device (Mobile Phones)
  • Uploading the form into the mobile devices
  • Hands-on Exercise

Part 3

  • Advanced survey Authoring: XLSForms
  • Introduction to XLSforms syntax
  • New data types
  • Notes and dates
  • Multiple choice Questions
  • Multiple Language Support
  • Hints and Metadata
  • Hands-on Exercise
  • Conditional Survey Branching
  • Required questions
  • Constraining responses
  • Skip: Asking Relevant Questions
  • The specify other
  • Grouping questions
  • Skipping many questions at once (Skipping a section)
  • Repeating a set of questions
  • Special formatting
  • Making dynamic calculations

Part 4

  • Hosting survey data: Cloud Hosting
  • Google Apps Engine
  • ODK Aggregate
  • KoboToolbox
  • Formhub
  • Hosting Survey Data: Local Server Hosting
  • Configuring ODK Aggregate on a local server
  • Downloading data
  • Manual download (ODK Briefcase)
  • Using the online server interface
  • Hands-on Exercise

Part 5

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

PLEASE NOTE

  • All the participants should be conversant with the English language.
  • All our courses involve a mix of one on one presentations, web based tutorials, group discussions, and practical exercises.
  • All courses can be tailor made and adjusted to meet the client’s needs.
  • We have a team of professional experts who work as professionals and trainers in their respective fields.
  • Each participant will get an Uphilos Consultancy certificate, upon completion of each course.
  • All our training sessions are held at Uphilos Center. For groups above five people we can train at any location in Kenya, above ten people any location within East Africa, and above twenty people at any location as per the client’s specifications.
  • Participants will be responsible for their travel, dinner, airport transfers, and other personal expenses.
  • Accommodation will be arranged upon request at a discounted price.
  • All payments should be made two weeks prior to the training for better logistics. Proof of payment should be sent to [email protected]
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