Clear and accurate oral communication is essential to every industry, and when an industry has its own language, this adds complexity for students entering the field. Industries like aviation, fire and rescue, maritime transport and law enforcement, all have their own languages. Comprising of unique alphabets, jargon, codes, call structures, read back procedures, even down to levels of formal politeness; learning the language of an industry can be just as difficult as the practical elements.
We are building a voice-based learning application platform as an educational tool to help students communicate knowledge straight away with real-life scenarios.
Learn industry language
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Unique industry communication exists to avoid misunderstandings due to misheard words or different pronunciations. It helps keep communication clear and concise, ensuring it’s easily understood so the speaker can continue on with their job.
Our platform gives students the tools to learn their language and pronunciations outside the classroom, helping students learn in an engaging, accessible way.
Practice oral communication using real-life scenarios
We’re working with industry experts and leading researchers to develop tailored, accurate and engaging voice-based communication scenarios that students will face in their workplace.
Our platform lets students practice how they would interpret and respond to formal communications (eg: radio transmissions) in their industry’s unique language. Students have the time and opportunity to learn the foundational language skills and develop situational awareness, without the added pressure of learning on-the-job.
Track and assess student progress
Speech recognition technology with continually improved language and acoustic models allows for user feedback, just like if students were in the classroom. This support allows students to correct mispronunciations or incorrect industry radio communication calls, ahead of using them in the workplace.
As students progress through activities, additional sounds and communication they would experience in the workplace is introduced, building on their situational awareness. Where applicable, educational institution teachers can view and report on the progress of students. This lets teachers to adjust classroom focus where necessary, and provides data for industry assessments.
We’re developing technology to help pilots and aviation professionals learn Aviation-English orally – the international language of civil aviation.
- Air travel and drone use are growing all the time, but the qualified workforce available is low.
- Experts estimate an 800,000-pilot shortage over the next 20 years representing a gap of 40,000 pilots per year.
- 40 per cent would be expected to fly commercial aircrafts in South East Asia.
- Adding to the complexity of aviation learning, is an additional challenge for non-native English speaking students to learn Aviation-English.
Learn directly from your personal mobile device, anywhere, anytime. The platform is designed to offer voice-based learning to aviation students through using Artificial Intelligence and state of the art speech recognition technology. It supports students to learn and practice Aviation-English – a language critical to the operation and safety of this industry. The platform offers speech-based radio-communication scenarios to develop students skills and learn to formulate radio calls, with the platform returning the same useful feedback expected from their flight instructors. Sophisticated data extraction algorithms and tooling in collaboration with leading researchers and industry subject matter experts, will support students in Australia and abroad to complete their aviation qualifications and join the in-demand pilot workforce for the future.