Data collection in Illume Next can occur in one of two ways:  through the web, or remotely using RDC (which does not require an internet connection).  Remote Data Collection (RDC) is a method of collecting offline Interviewer-driven Illume surveys in environments in which obtaining an internet connection is difficult or impossible.  It allows interviewers to pull open the survey completely offline, and administer it to multiple interviewees, with the survey having the same functionality as it would on the web.  Once an interviewer has completed the interviews for the day, RDC provides the ability to send (or “synch”) those collected data, sending them from the interviewer’s local device up to the server.