ODK for real-time Data collection(14th – 20th November, 2017)

Description

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 to work with spatial data.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?


The course is designed for undergraduates, NYSC members, 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


3 Days

COURSE OBJECTIVES


The course will introduce participants to tools and techniques to create android based data collection tool using ODK.

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

COURSE VENUE

Suite 29, Alkun Plaza, Abuja-Keffi Road, by Nyanya Checkpoint, Opp. Building Materials Market Abuja/Nasarawa.

COURSE FEE:  N44,680 per participant (Discount available for NYSC members)

COURSE CONTENT


Module I

  • 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

Module II

  • 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

Module III

  • Advanced survey Authoring: XLSForms
  • Introduction to XLSforms syntax
  • New data types
  • Notes and dates
  • Multiple choice Questions
  • 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

Module IV

  • Pre-testing of designed tool
  • Downloading data
  • Using the online server interface
  • Hands-on Exercise
  • Using ODK for data verification and validation

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