Online Training Course in Mobile Data Collection Using ODK in Los Angeles



Los Angeles,California-90012

5 January
Online Training Course in Mobile Data Collection Using ODK in Los Angeles
Event Name: Online Training Course in Mobile Data Collection Using ODK Delivery Mode: Web-based| Self-paced| E-learning Course Duration: 5 hrs. Course Fee: USD 300 or KSH 30,000 • View Course Details: • Register Online: Tech for Development-T4D would like to invite you to a high impact Online Training Course in Mobile Data Collection Using ODK to be delivered virtually at the client’s convenient time. Who should take this course? This course is for anyone who wishes to learn how to collect, manage and analyze data using mobile devices. Why train with us? • Our focus is on helping individuals and organizations achieve workplace performance improvements. • Our rigorous pre-training evaluation ensures a robust training model that aligns training with the culture, strategic direction, and internal resources of your organization. • Our extensive experience, expertise and client base - We have conducted training to over 10,000 attendees from 20 countries around the world. • We boast of staff and associate trainers/facilitators with a combined 400+ years of experience training and facilitating in fields of technology, research, software development, ICT4D, GIS, M&E and soft skills. • We are not independent contractors; all our people work as part of your Project Team. • Attendees benefit from our post training support and mentorship provided to each attendee for 12 months after completion of any training course. Introduction In the past, data collection was performed using paper and pen, which made it prone to error, difficult to conduct on a large scale, and high in transaction costs. ICT tools such as mobile devices and software that allow 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. One of the commonly used tools is ODK (Open Data Kit). Open Data Kit has been used to observe elections, monitor rainforests, track outbreaks, conduct one-off surveys, rapid assessments, baseline studies, project mid-term evaluation, project end-term evaluation, market research, during and directly following disasters and in many other cases. This course is a hands-on, step by step guide that will teach learners how to setup, administer and manage a mobile based data collection platform using ODK. What can you do in ODK? • Build/digitize a data collection form/questionnaire/ survey using ODK Build or MS Excel XLSForms syntax (XLSForms is recommended for larger forms) • Collect data offline on a mobile device and send it to a cloud server. • Visualize, map and analyze data online • Aggregate the collected data on a server and extract it in useful formats for analysis Course Objectives This online training course in Mobile Data Collection using Open Data Kit (ODK) will teach learners how to: • Build/design forms (Digitize questionnaires) in ODK Build and in Microsoft Excel (XLSForm syntax) • Check for xlsform syntax errors, validate forms and convert xlsform to XForm • Setup a free sub-domain on Free DNS • Setup an account on Digital Ocean • Setup ODK Aggregate server on Digital Ocean • Collect data offline on mobile devices using ODK Collect. • Upload and aggregate collected data in a cloud server • Visualize, manage, analyze and map data online • Download data from the cloud server for further analysis How and where has ODK been used? ODK has been used to: • Observe elections • Monitor rainforests • Track outbreaks • Conduct one-off surveys • Conduct rapid assessments • Conduct baseline studies • Project mid-term evaluation • Project end-term evaluation • Market research • Monitor and manage disasters in Haiti and in many other cases Learning Outcomes At the end of the course, learners will be able to: • Digitize any paper based questionnaire to an ODK compatible format using MS Excel and ODK Build • Setup a free sub-domain on Free DNS • Setup and operate an account in Digital Ocean VPS • Setup and operate an ODK aggregate server in Digital Ocean • Setup ODK Collect and collect data offline on mobile devices • Upload data to a cloud based ODK Aggregate server • Analyze, visualize and map data online on ODK aggregate • Download data from ODK aggregate using ODK Briefcase for further analysis using software such as MS. Excel, Stata, SPSS, R etc. Course requirements • Intermediate computing skills • No programming skills required • A mobile device running Android OS • Working knowledge in Microsoft Excel • Access to the internet • Proficiency in English Course Outline • Introduction to mobile data collection • Advanced survey digitization in MS Excel using the XLSForms syntax • Free DNS sub-domain setup • Digital Ocean setup • ODK aggregate installation on Digital Ocean • Enabling https • ODK Aggregate administration • ODK Collect setup on mobile device • Offline mobile data collection • Data visualization, analysis and mapping on Aggregate server • Export data for analysis using ODK Briefcase Accreditation Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a certificate of participation. Support Virtual support is available anytime on request. Training fee The course fee is KES 30,000.00 or USD 300.00 exclusive of VAT. Payment Payment should be transferred to T4D account through bank before the course enrolment date. Send proof of payment to • View Course Details: • Register Online: Contact information For further inquiries, please contact us on the details below: Email: Mobile: +254 706909947 Kind regards. Kelvin K. Mwangi. Customer Relationship Officer, Tech for Development. Innovation for impact



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