EduSpaze, an education technology accelerator supported by Enterprise Singapore has partnered with BytePlus, the enterprise arm of ByteDance which supports businesses in accelerating their digital transformation capabilities to leverage machine learning (ML) for their smart classrooms.
The partnership aims to develop a larger ecosystem and community of schools, education institutions, EdTech startups, publishers, educators, and other stakeholders across Southeast Asia.
EduSpaze’s managing director, Alex Ng, said the company will leverage tools from BytePlus to help instructors address the challenges of modern classrooms.
For instance, BytePlus’ sentiment analysis technology has helped educators and learning platforms monitor a student’s focus levels.
“This can help educators comprehend student experiences and accordingly improve their teaching methodology,” he said.
To overcome linguistic barriers in learning, BytePlus provides Neural Machine Translation for text translation which enables educators to record a lesson in their local language and have it translated for students learning in other languages.
This technology allows teachers to create video content using existing study materials and includes audio-visual cues to make the video lessons more engaging, he explained.
EduSpaze’s cohort of startups is already planning to jointly explore digital capabilities. With the availability of various ready-to-use tools, the firms are set to build, prototype and incorporate new features into their personalised learning system to enhance the learning experience.