Mobile Phones Tools for Monitoring and Evaluation Course

INTRODUCTION

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

Information and communication technology (ICT) tools, including hardware like mobile phones and tablets are now widely used in surveys. This course will enlighten participants on how to create digital surveys with the help of softwares that allows users to upload data to storage facilities in real-time; hence reducing challenges associated with remote data collection for monitoring and evaluation.

DURATION

5 days.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course will introduce participants to tools and techniques of gathering data for project/ programme outcomes using innovative Mobile data gathering tools.

At the end of the course, you will become familiar with use of ICT tools on conducting data collection exercise.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Module I

  • Introduction to Mobile Data gathering
  • Benefits of Mobile Applications
  • Data and types of Data
  • Introduction to  common mobile based data collection platforms
  • Managing devices
  • Challenges of Data Collection
  • Data aggregation, storage and dissemination

Module II

Introduction

Overview of available mobile phone based data collection platforms

Getting started

  • Types of questions
  • Data types for each question
  • Types of questionnaire or Form logic
  • Extended data types geoid, image and multimedia

Survey Authoring

  • Design forms using a web interface using:
    • ODK Build
    • Koboforms
    • PurcForms
  • Hands-on Exercise

Preparing the mobile phone for data collection

  • Installing applications: ODK Collect
    • Using Google play
    • Manual install (.apk files)
  • Configuring the device (Mobile Phones)
  • Uploading the form into the mobile devices
  • Hands-on Exercise

Module III

Designing forms manually: Using XLS Forms

  • Introduction to XLS forms syntax
  • New data types
  • Notes and dates
  • Multiple choice Questions
  • Multiple Language Support
  • Hints and Metadata
  • Hands-on Exercise

Advanced survey Authoring

  • 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 (Online)

  • ODK Aggregate
  • Formhub
  • KoboToolbox
  • Uploading forms to the server

Hosting Survey Data (Configuring a local server)

Configuring ODK Aggregate on a local server

Downloading data

  • Manual download (ODK Briefcase)
  • Using the online server interface

Hands-on Exercise

Module V

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
  • Considerations for Integrating Mobile Data Gathering Tools into the Project

Project using a real survey from participants

  • Presentations
  • Action Plan

Course Summary

  • Discussion on the Choice of Platform
  • Considerations for Integrating Mobile Data Gathering Tools into the Project
  • Course Project using a real survey from participants
  • Presentations
  • Action Plan
  • Issue of certificates

Hand-on Exercise

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING

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

For further inquiries, please contact us on details below: 

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REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  

TRAINING FEE

The course fee is KES 62,000.00 or USD 900.00 exclusive of VAT. The course fees covers the course tuition, training materials, two (2) break refreshments, lunch and study visits. Participants will cater for their travel and accommodation costs.

The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us below.

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PAYMENT   

Payment should be transferred to bank before commencement of training.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.

Event Properties

Event Date 06-15-2020 8:00 am
Event End Date 06-19-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Cut off date 06-11-2020
Individual Price USD 900
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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