Open Data-Kit (ODK) Course Overview

Open Data-Kit (ODK) Course Overview

The Open Data Kit (ODK) course is designed to provide comprehensive training on the open-source suite of tools that allows data collection using Android mobile devices and data submission to an online server, even without an internet connection at the time of data collection. The course covers various aspects of ODK, from introductory concepts to advanced form design and data analysis.

Module 1 introduces learners to ODK, detailing what it is, its benefits, and features. Module 2 focuses on setting up ODK Collect on Android devices and creating basic forms using XLSForm. Module 3 delves into advanced form design, including branching logic, constraints, and validations, as well as setting up an ODK Aggregate server. Module 4 guides through the data collection process with ODK Collect, while Module 5 equips learners with skills for managing, analyzing, and visualizing collected data.

By the end of the course, participants will be proficient in using the Open Data Kit ODK suite for efficient data collection and analysis, equipping them with practical skills highly sought after in various sectors that rely on field data.

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Course Prerequisites

To ensure that you can successfully undertake training in the Open Data Kit (ODK) course, please make sure you meet the following minimum prerequisites:

  • Basic computer literacy: Comfortable with operating computers, navigating file systems, and using web browsers.
  • Familiarity with Android devices: Able to operate and manage settings on Android smartphones or tablets, as ODK Collect is primarily used on these devices.
  • Understanding of basic data concepts: Familiar with the concept of data collection, entry, and the importance of data accuracy.
  • Basic knowledge of Excel or spreadsheets: Comfortable with using spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel as it is used for creating XLSForm, which is necessary for form design in ODK.
  • English proficiency: Ability to read and understand instructional materials and lessons presented in English.
  • Internet connectivity: Access to a stable internet connection for downloading software, accessing online resources, and syncing data with ODK Aggregate.

While not mandatory, the following additional knowledge can enhance your learning experience:

  • Some exposure to XML or HTML: Helpful for understanding the structure of forms in ODK, although not required as XLSForm abstracts most of the complexity.
  • Interest in data collection methodologies: A basic understanding of survey or field data collection methods can be advantageous.

Please note that the course is designed to accommodate learners who are new to ODK, and it will guide you through all the necessary steps from basic setup to advanced form design and data management.

Target Audience for Open Data-Kit (ODK)

Learn how to collect, manage, and analyze field data using ODK, ideal for professionals in data-driven roles and field research.

  • Field Data Collectors
  • Survey Coordinators
  • Research Assistants
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Public Health Researchers
  • Humanitarian Aid Workers
  • GIS Specialists
  • Agricultural Extension Workers
  • Program Managers
  • IT Support Staff for Nonprofits/NGOs
  • Data Analysts
  • Database Managers
  • Project Coordinators/Managers in Development Sectors
  • Social Scientists
  • Conservation Biologists
  • Urban Planners

Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this Open Data-Kit (ODK)?

Introduction to the Course's Learning Outcomes:

This Open Data-Kit (ODK) course equips learners with the essential skills to design, deploy, and analyze surveys using ODK tools for effective data collection and management.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Understand the fundamentals of Open Data-Kit (ODK) and its benefits in data collection processes.
  • Learn to install and configure ODK Collect on Android devices for field data acquisition.
  • Gain proficiency in creating basic to complex forms using XLSForm, including branching logic and validation constraints.
  • Develop skills to set up an ODK Aggregate server for form management and data aggregation.
  • Master the process of form filling, data submission, and management of geospatial data using ODK Collect.
  • Troubleshoot common issues encountered during data collection with ODK tools.
  • Acquire the ability to manage and synchronize collected data with ODK Aggregate, ensuring data integrity and security.
  • Analyze and visualize collected data using various tools and techniques for insightful reporting.
  • Export collected data to different formats such as CSV and Excel for further analysis.
  • Integrate collected data with analysis software (e.g., Excel, R, Python) for advanced data manipulation and visualization.