Mobile Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation in Rural Areas

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Mobile technology for monitoring and evaluation is quickly taking the place of traditional methods of collecting and using information.

The traditional paper and pencil approach to collecting data in the field and for monitoring and evaluation of projects in rural areas are time consuming and susceptible to human error.

The increased efficiency and accuracy of information and communication technologies (ICT) for mobile data collection are now improving the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of public health, human rights, economic studies, education, agricultural development projects, wildlife conservation and other important issues regarding the environment, climate change and many more. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Missing Features of Mobile Data Collection Software

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Mobile Data Collection Opportunities in Sub Saharan Africa is a multi-phase research project that was completed by France-Telecom Orange in late 2012 and published by the World Wide Web Foundation (WWWF) earlier this year. The objective of the project is to present the state of the art of mobile data collection activities, as well as identify opportunities leading to the development and deployment of an innovative mobile data collection software solutions or services.

In a recent update to the project, the authors revisit the field of mobile data collection and the panorama of tools available, and include new trends, how issues previously outlined have evolved, and how new issues ones have appeared. In this post, we will list some of the missing features of mobile data collection software that were identified in the France-Telecom Orange project update, and describe the elements of COMMAND Mobile (CM) software that address those missing features. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.