The National Forensic League has launched National Forensic League Online, a virtual platform students can use during the 2013-14 school year for speech and debate practice and competition.
Students can select from the League’s three main debate events (Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas and Policy), choose a topic and pick an opponent or leave the debate open for anyone to join. The platform includes a chat window, viewable throughout the system that allows students to talk to one another. Debates between students from other schools can earn League points as long as the debate is judged and a decision is made. In addition, coaches can also create debates for their students to participate in and offer feedback on live or archived debates.