The Wolf in Love

The Wolf in Love“ is the first Bosnian interactive, bilingual, electronic book and serious game for children, based on the children's play and the printed book. The printed book is adapted to the electronic use by changing the way of interaction and adding a whole new layer for learning.

 

Therefore, besides the interactive elements that react on touch, there is the addition of the auditory feedback. Furthermore, there are three questions on each page of the book, where a child has to respond by either choosing one of the provided answers or by interacting with the scene, i.e. touching the scene elements. All questions are based on the Learn Unit, an interlocking three-term contingency A-B-C based on the “frames” in Skinner’s programmed instruction [1, 2, 3]. Also, it follows Whalen, et al.’s components of successful computer program in education [4]. Each task within the program will have a clear:

Antecedent: textual direction, requiring student’s response (e.g. “Where is the ? / Find / Which one is ?” etc.),

Behaviour: action from the student to complete the task, response to the antecedent (e.g. clicking on a scene object, selecting the provided answer), and a

Consequence / feedback: providing a student with a direct and instant feedback for each correct response and a correction for an incorrect response.

  

 

Credits:

Concept and educational design: Nirvana Pištoljević

Technical coordinator: Vedad Hulusić

Application development: Bakir Husović and Namik Mešić

Voice-over by: Gabriella Lindsay, Frederick Lindsay, Tristan Lindsay and Kenan Buturović

 

The e-book can be opened here.

 

References:

[1] B. F. Skinner, Teaching machines., Science 128 (3330) (1958) 969–977.

[2] B. F. Skinner, The Technology of Teaching., Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1968.

[3] E. A. Vargas, J. S. Vargas, Programmed instruction: What it is and how to do it, Journal of Behavioral Education 1 (1991) 235–251, 10.1007/BF00957006. URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00957006

[4] C. Whalen, D. W. Massaro, L. Franke, Generalization in computer-assisted intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders, in: C. Whalen (Ed.), Real Life, Real Progress for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Brookes Publishing Co., 2009, pp. 223–233.