Learning Opportunity: Certificate Course on ODK from Wild Otters

Interested in learning about integrating the Open Data Kit (ODK) into your work?  Wild Otters will be hosting a certificate course on using ODK on Chorao Island in Goa, India. This course is ideal for field practicioners and project managers. The course will be held from November 10th to the 12th. 

Date published: 2017/10/04

In this course, you will learn how to conduct surveys using a combination of mobile-based survey tools and cloud-based data aggregation tools. This course will feature both hands on experiences and a field visit to a wild otter habitat. 

Course focus areas:

  • Types of surveys - Individual vs. Teams
  • Paper-based vs. mobile-based: pros and cons of both
  • Steps in designing a mobile-based survey
  • Using the OpenRosa system (and why)
  • Building mobile-based forms
  • Aggregating data using cloud-based tools
  • Collecting data in the field with mobile devices

Who this course is suited for:

  • Field practitioners, ideally with their own paper-based surveys that they would like to convert to mobile-based surveys
  • Project managers/team leaders who would like better command-and-control over field-based surveys

Course fee:

  • For Professionals Rs.10000
  • For Students Rs.8000
  • (Includes basic accommodation, food and field travel)


  • Wild Otters field base, Chorao Island, Goa


Certificate Course on Open Data Kit ODK