Mobile Data Collection using ODK & KoboToolBox Course
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Mobile Data Collection using ODK & KoboToolBox Course

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Course Title: Mobile Data Collection using ODK & KoBoToolBox Course


The Mobile Data Collection using ODK & KoBoToolBox Course is a comprehensive training program designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to collect data using mobile devices using two popular tools, Open Data Kit (ODK) and KoBoToolBox. This course focuses on utilizing ODK for form creation and data collection, as well as KoBoToolBox for advanced data management and analysis. Participants will learn how to leverage the capabilities of ODK and KoBoToolBox to streamline their data collection processes, improve data quality, and enhance data management efficiency.


The primary objective of this course is to equip participants with the necessary skills to effectively collect and manage data using mobile devices and ODK in conjunction with KoBoToolBox. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the principles and benefits of mobile data collection using ODK and KoBoToolBox.
  2. Design and create data collection forms using ODK Build.
  3. Configure and deploy data collection projects using ODK Collect on mobile devices.
  4. Collect data offline using mobile devices and ODK Collect.
  5. Manage and analyze collected data using KoBoToolBox's features and functionalities.
  6. Generate reports and visualizations based on collected data using KoBoToolBox.
  7. Ensure data security and privacy throughout the data collection and management process.

Organizational Benefits:

By participating in the Mobile Data Collection using ODK & KoBoToolBox Course, organizations can derive several benefits, including:

  1. Streamlined Data Collection Processes: Organizations will learn how to leverage ODK and KoBoToolBox to streamline their data collection processes, eliminating the need for paper-based methods and manual data entry.
  2. Improved Data Quality: By utilizing ODK for form design and data collection, organizations can ensure standardized data collection and reduce data entry errors, leading to improved data quality.
  3. Enhanced Data Management Efficiency: KoBoToolBox's features for data management, analysis, and reporting enable organizations to efficiently manage and utilize collected data, saving time and effort in data processing.
  4. Real-time Data Analysis and Reporting: By utilizing KoBoToolBox, organizations can analyze collected data in real-time, enabling timely decision-making and effective monitoring of project progress.
  5. Data Security and Privacy: ODK and KoBoToolBox provide robust security measures, ensuring data security and privacy during the entire data collection and management process.

Who Should Attend:

 The Mobile Data Collection using ODK & KoBoToolBox Course is suitable for the following individuals and professionals:

  1. Project Managers and Coordinators: Those responsible for managing data collection projects and data analysis in their organizations.
  2. Researchers and Data Analysts: Professionals involved in data collection, analysis, and reporting, seeking efficient and standardized methods for data management.
  3. Field Data Collectors: Individuals involved in collecting data in the field using mobile devices.
  4. Development Practitioners: Professionals working in the fields of international development, humanitarian aid, research, public health, and social sciences, relying on accurate and timely data.


5 Days

Course Outline:

 The Mobile Data Collection using ODK & KoBoToolBox Course will cover the following topics:

Module 1: Introduction to Mobile Data Collection with ODK

  • Overview of mobile data collection concepts and benefits
  • Introduction to ODK and its components
  • Setting up the ODK ecosystem (ODK Build, ODK Collect)

Module 2: Designing Data Collection Forms with ODK Build

  • Understanding ODK Build's form design interface
  • Creating data collection forms using ODK Build
  • Adding various question types, skip logic, and constraints

Module 3: Deploying Data Collection Projects with ODK Collect

  • Configuring project settings in ODK Collect
  • Deploying forms to mobile devices using ODK Collect
  • Testing and verifying form functionality in ODK Collect

Module 4: Offline Data Collection with ODK Collect

  • Offline data collection capabilities of ODK Collect
  • Setting up and synchronizing data on mobile devices
  • Troubleshooting offline data collection issues

Module 5: Data Management with KoBoToolBox

  • Introduction to KoBoToolBox for data management
  • Uploading and managing data in KoBoToolBox
  • Data organization, filtering, and search functionalities

Module 6: Data Analysis and Visualization with KoBoToolBox

  • Analyzing data using KoBoToolBox's analysis features
  • Generating reports and visualizations in KoBoToolBox
  • Customizing reports and visualizations in KoBoToolBox

Module 7: Data Security and Privacy

  • Ensuring data security during data collection and transfer
  • Implementing access controls and user permissions in KoBoToolBox
  • Privacy considerations and data anonymization techniques

Module 8: Advanced Features and Customization

  • Advanced form design techniques in ODK Build
  • Customizing data collection workflows and interfaces
  • Incorporating complex calculations and data validations

Module 9: Integration and Data Export

  • Integrating ODK and KoBoToolBox for seamless data management
  • Exporting data from KoBoToolBox for external analysis
  • Automated data backups and archiving in KoBoToolBox

Module 10: Project Development and Wrap-up

  • Applying acquired knowledge to develop a mobile data collection project
  • Presenting and evaluating the developed data collection project
  • Course review and wrap-up

General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at or +254712260031






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