Designed to work with schools
The idea of online debating isn’t new – people have been trying out the idea for over 20 years, but we believe that we are building a platform that is far more user-friendly, far more versatile, and much more fun. Our WDF platform is designed to integrate seamlessly with existing school debating systems or leagues and to complement their current programs while helping them grow in new directions at the same time.
Most existing school debate programs will stay much the same while moving online; however, the online option will be something with far greater potential to unite the community than simply holding the debate in a library or auditorium. Online debating will make it easy for people to view a debate real-time or to go look up an archived debate that may feature a friend or relative. You can log in and be part of the audience for a debate being held halfway across the country, or the world, featuring your own kids, or maybe their cousins, or uncles, nieces, or nephews – whoever. You can watch part of a debate and come back to watch the rest at a later time because every debate on WDF will be archived in our video library and on our YouTube channel.