Free Online Learning Event? Yes Please.

Post by Tom Cronin
Free Online Learning Event? Yes Please.

When I say 'online classes' some of you will be reminded of the Covid-19 lockdown era. Others will recognise it as a part of their everyday life. However you see it, "Remote Learning" is here to stay. Although it hasn't been a part of our lives for too long, it's radically changed how we operate. Remote workers remain to work from home, or even whilst they travel. Students can take online classes from across the world with experts in whichever discipline they are pursuing. Teachers can spread their knowledge & teaching methods across countries, not just classrooms. At LearningLeaders we're invested in remote learning as a means for expanding access to speech & debate education across the globe.

We kicked off 2023 with our 4th Seasonal Learning Event since April 2022. These are events we hold on a "seasonal" basis, or every 3 months. Our most recent (and most successful) event was Debate Without Borders (link to recording). The prime focus of this event was to bring together students, parents, and teachers from across the world to share insights into the future of remote learning and to increase access to the international debate community.

We had a packed program with a superstar Keynote Speaker in Christy Flis, the Head of Global Education at Zoom, learned from Asian Debate Champions Ateneo de Manilla on how online debate has benefitted students, and even saw a live student showcase form some talented LL students! But the real magic of it all was the participants. We saw hundreds of registrations from 38 countries around the world! All of whom, be they educators, parents, researchers, students, or just curious attendees gathered to learn about the future & benefits of online learning.

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Key Event Takeaways:

  • Remote Learning is here to stay, and in fact with advances in technology, it's becoming ever so more accessible and beneficial to students worldwide.
  • Competitive debate has thrived in the new online world, with students now having to opportunity to take part in many competitions regardless of location.
  • Synchronous Vs. Asynchronous Speech & Debate Education. Find out the difference & benefits to both below.
  • What sort of educational pathways does speech & debate with LearningLeaders open up for students?


Remote Learning Is Here to Stay

With the rise of the internet and advances in digital technology, remote learning has become a viable option for individuals to access educational content from anywhere in the world. It offers many advantages for both students and experts alike, such as improved access to educational resources, better communication with experts, and global reach.

Remote learning is an increasingly popular way for students to gain knowledge from all over the world without having to be physically present. With its ability to connect people from different countries and cultures together, it allows experts from different fields to collaborate on projects and share their knowledge with each other. Remote learning also provides many benefits such as increased flexibility, improved access to resources, cost savings, and more.

Not convinced? Check out our interview with Christy Flis, the Head of Global Education at Zoom!

Competitive Debate - How to get Involved?

Competitive debate is a great way to sharpen your critical thinking skills, hone your communication skills and develop your confidence. It is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you are a student looking to gain experience in the world of competitive debating or an adult interested in honing their debating skills, there are plenty of opportunities available around the world.

LearningLeaders offers global competitions for students and schools alike. Additionally, there are many online resources available to help you learn about different debate formats and strategies for success in competitive debates. With some dedication and practice, anyone can get involved in competitive debate and make their mark on the global stage! Check out some of these competitions today!

Synchronous Vs. Asynchronous

A synchronous competition is a classic style of competition that we have been doing for years. Participants are required to be present at the same time and location in order to participate. In a synchronous competition, participants typically perform or present their work live, and the judges evaluate the performance or presentation in real-time. An example of this would be WSDL or CABP, mentioned above.

An asynchronous competition is a competition in which participants do not need to be present at the same time or location in order to participate. Instead, participants typically record and submit their work online, and the judges review and evaluate the submissions at a later time. These have gained in popularity recently for a number of reasons. An example of this type of tournament would be the US Asynchronous National Public Speaking Championships, the winner last year was our very own Coach Reese!

LearningLeaders aLLumni Network

An alumni network is a network of graduates from a particular educational program. It is usually formed to provide support and resources for its members. Over the years of working with thousands of students, we've built up quite the expansive aLLumni network! Ivy League universities in the USA are particularly known for having strong alumni networks, and that's where many of our past students are studying at the moment. These networks offer an opportunity to stay connected with fellow graduates, learn from their experiences, and open up new pathways of professional growth. So, want to know where communication skills can take you? Just ask our aLLumni!

We can't wait to see you at our next Seasonal Learning Event! In the mean time, you can learn more below.

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Post by Tom Cronin