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Training on Mobile Data Collection using ODK

Devimpact Institute Training Centre
Start Date:
October 22, 2018
End Date:
October 26, 2018
8:30am to 4:30pm
160,000.00 NGN


About the Course

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. This training will equip the participants with skills to author, field and manage mobile data collection platform using ODK.

Target Participants

This course is aimed at organizational staffs who are conducting field data collection activities.

Course duration

5 Days

What you will learn

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

Main Topics

Introduction to Mobile Data Collection

Introduction to Open Data Kit (ODK)

Designing and Creating forms using ODK Build

Creating and Designing XLS form

ODK Collect

ODK Aggregate Server

Visualizing Geographic Data


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: [email protected]

This course is also scheduled for the following dates:
1. November 5 - November 9, 2018.
2. November 19 - November 23, 2018.
3. December 3 - December 7, 2018


Devimpact is a leading provider of research, training and consultancy services to international development organizations. We assist our partners to increase the impact, effectiveness and efficiency of their social interventions by providing a range of innovative solutions for sustainable results.
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P.O. Box 38164-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
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