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ODK for Monitoring and Evaluation Training (23rd- 27th Jan 2017)

Data collection and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) have always been an integral parts 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.

The course is designed for representatives from government, project teams, NGOs, multi and bi-lateral development organizations, consultancies, etc, that are typically employed as project managers and directors, M&E specialists, technical specialists, and researchers.

This training is designed for participants who are reasonably proficient in English and have an understanding of basic ICT concepts.

5 Days

The course will introduce participants to tools and techniques to gather data for project/programme outcomes to stakeholders using innovative Mobile data gathering tools.
At the end of the course, you will become familiar with using ICT tools and methods to conduct data collection, statistical analysis and reporting.

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
• 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
Module IV
• 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
Module V (GIS)
• 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

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.

The Training Event fee is USD $1050, this caters for facilitation, refreshments and lunch for the entire training period. Accommodation can be arranged on request at an extra cost.
To registers for this event, Visit our website and click on the “individual registration”, fill in the details and click “Process Registration”

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Country: Kenya