Mobile Data Collection Using KoBoToolbox training centre in Bangladesh

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Mobile Data Collection Using KoBoToolbox

Introduction

KoBoToolbox is a suite of tools for field data collection for use in challenging environments. The software is free and open source. It allows data collection using Android enabled mobile devices and data submission to an online server. This training will equip the participants with skills to develop, implement and manage mobile data collection platform using KoboToolbox.

About this course
In the past, data collection was performed using paper and pen, which made it prone to error, difficult to conduct on a large scale, and high in transaction costs. Now a days, mobile devices and software that allow users to create surveys, collect, manage, and upload data to storage facilities in real-time have reduced the conventional challenges associated with remote data collection. One of the commonly used tools is KoBoToolbox

KoBoToolbox has been used to conduct one-off surveys, rapid assessments, baseline studies, project mid-term evaluation, project end-term evaluation, market research, during and directly following disasters, track outbreaks and in many other cases. This course is a hands-on, step-by-step guide that will teach learners how to set up, administer and manage a mobile-based data collection platform using KoBoToolbox.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Setup an account in KoBoToolbox.
Create any survey form that can be used for the data collection on mobile devices and on web browsers.
Visualize, manage, and analyze data in KoBoToolbox.
Map data in KoBoToolbox.
Collect data on mobile devices and browsers.
Extract/Export data from for analysis and manage collected data.

Course requirements
Basic computing skills
A mobile device running Android Operating System
Primary knowledge in Microsoft Excel
Access to the internet

Methodology

Live class via zoom

Contents of Training:

Course contents
- Introduction to KoboToolbox
- Setting up KoBoCollect
- Designing and Creating forms using Form builder
- Designing and Creating data collection form
- Using KoboCollect for field data collection
- Data Management
- Visualizing Geographic Data

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This is a hands-on course for anyone who wishes to learn how to set up a mobile-based system to collect, manage, analyze, and map data using KoBoToolbox. This course is targeted at project staff, managers, development practitioners, researchers who are involved in field data collection.

Course requirements
Basic computing skills
A mobile device running Android Operating System
Primary knowledge in Microsoft Excel
Access to the internet



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