DebateHall to Provide New eLearning Speech and Debate Solution for National Forensics League Members

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NFL to Extend Availability of “NFL 2.0” eLearning Platform for Educators and Students Nationwide to Practice More and Compete Better

DebateHall, an eLearning 2.0 company combining enterprise solutions with social media features for leading educators, today announced a partnership with the National Forensic League, designating as its online video speech and debate solution. Now offered through the NFL – the nation’s largest and most prestigious interscholastic speech and debate organization – DebateHall will help more coaches and students to connect, coach, practice, and compete virtually. The NFL serves more than 112,000 high school and middle school students across 2,800 schools.

“DebateHall is eLearning 2.0 – combining social and digital media to create an entirely new platform where people can interact, discuss, learn and debate a range of topics, anytime, anywhere,” said Steven Atneosen, DebateHall’s CEO. “We appreciate the NFL’s vision to create greater access to speech and debate training, education and tournament resources for students and teachers nationwide, and are proud to offer DebateHall’s solution to help them extend their mission.”

With education budgets shrinking and classroom resources becoming scarce for students and teachers, DebateHall sought to create a new platform that would help ease the financial and technological barriers facing today’s educators. Through DebateHall’s new online eLearning platform, coaches and students will be able to practice more and compete better, regardless of time, pace, and place. By offering DebateHall’s solution, the NFL will be able to better serve their constituents and reach new students, while ensuring access to their leading instruction and tournament resources.

“Our vision is that every child in the United States will be empowered to become an effective communicator, ethical individual, critical thinker, and leader in democratic society,” said Scott Wunn, Executive Director, National Forensic League. “We are excited that this partnership with DebateHall will help us provide greater access for more students to our programs in order to help them develop essential life skills and values.” helps people connect, compete and cultivate their social discourse skills. The Web platform is currently offered in two versions, a free social network that allows anyone to participate in digital discussions; and an education platform that provides private and secure groups for educators, institutions, teams and clubs to effectively practice and compete together.

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About DebateHall
DebateHall is an e-learning 2.0 company that provides educators with unique solutions that combine skill development tools with social media. DebateHall’s speech and debate application helps students practice more and compete better, regardless of time, pace and place using state of the art, digital media applications in the Cloud designed for a global online audience. Creating a new form of social networking, DebateHall allows users to engage people around the world and participate in a more robust and sustainable form of social discourse. DebateHall is available online at

About the National Forensic League
The National Forensic League is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit honorary society created to recognize high school students in speech and debate. The NFL is the oldest and largest interscholastic forensic organization. This year, more than 112,000 high school and middle school students, representing more than 2,800 high schools and nearly 100 middle schools, built their communication, leadership, cognitive, and presentational skills as members. Since 1925, more than 1.3 million students have found their voice in the NFL.

Media Contacts:
Steven Atneosen, CEO, DebateHall

Jenny Corum Billman, Coordinator of Public Relations, National Forensic League


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