Hylable is pleased to announce that the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) has started a PoC using Hylable Discussion in Mozambique. Hylable Discussion is an EdTech SaaS service that quantifies and visualizes group discussions even in a noisy environment.
Enrollment in basic education in Mozambique has steadily improved in recent years, with 93% of students enrolling in primary and secondary schools by 2019. However, its quality of education has not kept pace, and many students drop out after the first few years.
GIZ is working on a project to solve this problem by digitizing education, including teacher training schools (IFP). It has started a PoC project in three IFPs, Inhamízua, Chicuque, and Homoine, to visualize the discussion in the classrooms and give teachers and students evidence-based feedbacks.
Group discussion is a widely-adopted activity in learner-centered education, where learners take the initiative in learning. However, observing each learner’s behavior during the discussion is challenging because of its high noise level.
Hylable has developed a non-linguistic discussion visualization technology that quantifies and visualizes the discussions even in a noisy environment. Our product, Hylable Discussion, records the discussions using a special microphone device and visualizes them automatically. We have a record of analyzing more than 47,000+ people, from K-12 children to office workers.
Since Hylable technology utilizes a non-linguistic aspect of the discussion, the same algorithm can be applied not only in Japan but in Mozambique where Portuguese is the official language.
Karen Hauff, Program Director, commented on the project:
“We are thanking you for the opportunity to work with the devices! They were very much appreciated by the students.”
Hylable will continue working to achieve our mission of “enriching communication through auditory scene analysis.”
The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) is a German-funded international cooperation agency working in more than 130 countries to achieve sustainable development goals. Areas of activity include economic development, employment promotion, and primary and secondary education.
(According to https://www.un-spider.org/german-agency-international-cooperation-giz)
Hylable Inc. is a startup in Japan co-funded by Takeshi Mizumoto, Ph.D., and Tetsuya Sugawara that provides SaaS product Hylable Discussion for visualizing and analyzing online and offline discussions. Hylable has analyzed 47,000+ people in total.