Ways to Listen
How you distribute and use Talking Books will depend on your program objectives, the local context, and the target audience(s) you want to reach. Amplio can work with you to design a listening model to suit your project's needs.
One device can easily serve up to 100 listeners or more.
Talking Books can be shared and rotated among households over a period of time, such as on a weekly or monthly basis. This allows families and individuals to listen when it's convenient. They can select and replay messages as often as they want.
Talking Books can also be used effectively for group listening and discussion. The device has a built-in speaker, which allows for about 20 people to easily listen and learn together. This model is often used with mother-to-mother groups, Village Savings and Loan Associations, and agriculture collectives.
Talking Books can be used to train and support community facilitators such as community health volunteers and agriculture extension agents. With the Talking Book, they can share consistent and accurate messages more efficiently and effectively.
Place-Based Talking Books
Talking Books can be housed at a centralized location for community members to engage with. Examples of place-based settings include health centers, schools, and early childhood development centers.
Combining Listening Models
Often, Talking Book programs will use a combination of listening models to strengthen message delivery and reach more people. If you’re interested in learning more about our technology and services, contact us for a free consultation to discuss your program and get a Talking Book demo.