onecourse offers children a library filled with over 200 stories in their own language (or the local language of instruction). These stories have been written, illustrated and edited to teach, engage and fascinate. The story library has been curated to ensure the child can see themselves and their own realities, while also unlocking the door to new worlds, realms and possibilities.
onecourse stories are carefully chosen and/or adapted to suit specific cultures and contexts, and each can be accessed in a range of different modes. The different story modes range from the child listening to spoken audio to all text being shown with words highlighted in sync with the audio, to finally the child being able to record themselves and listen back to their stories.
All our stories are carefully selected and edited.
One of the open-source stories from African Storybook.
A number of stories were written and illustrated specially for onecourse.
onecourse also uses open-source stories from the Indian StoryWeaver project...
... and Book Dash, who are based in South Africa.
Stories are available in different modes – including comprehension questions – and different levels, based on length and complexity.
The level of a story determines which mode is presented to a child at different points in the course.
Children have access to the full library once the studying is done for the day, so they can choose their favourite stories to read again.
Some stories mirror familiar places, others are a window to the world.
For detailed information about the pedagogical approach of onecourse
and the child’s experience with onetab
, we encourage you to download our digital handbook