Food Security and Agriculture

Training Course on Mobile Data Collection using ODK

Course Overview

This course is designed to equip participants with the power of utilizing mobile technology for efficient and effective data collection. The course delivers the knowledge and skills needed to leverage mobile technology for data collection in a variety of sectors and contexts. From surveys and assessments to monitoring and evaluation, this course will equip participants with the essential tools to streamline data collection processes and enhance data quality and accuracy.

Through a combination of theoretical concepts and hands-on exercises, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of mobile data collection using ODK. They will learn how to design and customize data collection forms, configure mobile devices for data collection, and utilize data analysis tools to derive meaningful insights.

This course is designed for professionals who want to enhance their skills in using the Open Data Kit (ODK) platform for collecting, managing, and analyzing data in the field.

Course Duration

Online Training: 6 days

Classroom Training: 5 days

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Mobile Data Collection and ODK

  • Understanding the benefits and challenges of mobile data collection
  • Introduction to the Open Data Kit (ODK) platform
  • Overview of ODK components and functionality
  • Setting up the ODK environment and tools

Module 2: Designing Data Collection Forms with ODK Build

  • Configuring Android devices for ODK data collection
  • Installing and setting up ODK Collect on mobile devices
  • Managing forms and data on mobile devices
  • Ensuring data security and privacy in mobile data collection

Module 3: Configuring Mobile Devices for Data Collection

  • Creating and customizing data collection forms using ODK Build
  • Defining form structure, question types, and validation rules
  • Incorporating skip logic and branching in forms
  • Testing and deploying forms to mobile devices

Module 4: Collecting Data in the Field with ODK

  • Best practices for data collection in the field
  • Conducting surveys and assessments using ODK Collect
  • Troubleshooting common issues during data collection
  • Uploading and synchronizing data with the ODK server

Module 5: Data Management and Analysis with ODK

  • Exporting and managing data collected with ODK
  • Cleaning, transforming, and preparing data for analysis
  • Analyzing and visualizing data using external tools (e.g., Excel, R, or Power BI)
  • Generating reports and insights from ODK-collected data

Note: This outline provides a general structure for a 5-day training program on Mobile Data Collection using ODK. The specific content, activities, and duration of each session may be adjusted based on the target audience, learning objectives, and available time.

Classroom Training Schedule

Start Date End Date Location Cost Apply
Jun 24, 2024 Jun 28, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Jul 29, 2024 Aug 02, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Sep 02, 2024 Sep 06, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Oct 07, 2024 Oct 11, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Nov 11, 2024 Nov 15, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register
Dec 16, 2024 Dec 20, 2024 Nairobi $ 950 Register

Virtual Training Schedule

Start Date End Date Location Cost Apply
Jul 08, 2024 Jul 13, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Aug 12, 2024 Aug 17, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Sep 16, 2024 Sep 21, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Oct 21, 2024 Oct 26, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Nov 25, 2024 Nov 30, 2024 Online $ 400 Register

Registration Process

Enrolling in our training programs is effortless! Upon submitting your details on the course registration link, a representative will get in touch with the relevant information.

Group Discounts

Boost your team's skills and maximize value with our attractive group discounts. Enroll 3 or more participants and enjoy significant discounts on any of our training programs.

Course Language

This Training course is offered in ENGLISH . Please indicate the language of choice during registration.

Training Approach

Our instructor-led trainings use well guided presentations, practical exercises, and group acivities. Participants are encouraged to bring any data relevant to their job responsibilities. Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon completion of training, the participant will be issued with a certificate of Completion.

Post Training Support

Our commitment our clients success extends beyond the training program. We offer ongoing 3 months support through Q&A sessions, online forums, and access to our expert instructors.

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