Online Debating & Lectures

Online Debating & Lectures


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The Great Courses Plus makes lifelong learning and personal enrichment available to anyone, anywhere. The content-rich, unique courses provide you with a world of knowledge designed to expand your horizons, deepen your understanding, and foster epiphanies. Watch hundreds of courses & lectures when you start a free trial today. Listen or watch on your TV, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.



Edeb8 is a free, fun site that works like an online debating club. Since its launch in 2013, it has routinely pushed the boundaries in terms of what a debate platform can be, and more innovations are forthcoming. Users describe the community as friendly, the debates as high quality, and the features of the site as second to none. If you’re interested in formal competitive debate, Edeb8 was begun with you in mind.



Explore your creativity.

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics which include illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. On Skillshare, millions of members come together to find inspiration and take the next step in their creative journey.


Debating Matters

Debating matters because ideas matter. This is the premise of the Debating Matters Competition, which emphasises debaters’ knowledge and clear thinking over points of order and rhetorical flourishes. By debating real-world issues, students are introduced to key controversies at the top of the public agenda. Using the acclaimed Debating Matters Topic Guides, the competition challenges school pupils to go beyond the media headlines and delve deeper into the biggest issues confronting society.



By connecting students all over the world to the best instructors, Udemy is helping individuals reach their goals and pursue their dreams. Udemy is the leading global marketplace for teaching and learning, connecting millions of students to the skills they need to succeed.


Great Debaters’ Club

Hear experts in their field deliver webinars in public speaking, structuring arguments, moderating discussions and more. Take part in weekly debate practice sessions which test your ability to research topics and argue both sides on the spot. Speak in online public debates and engage with audiences from across the world with different viewpoints and backgrounds. Access online training resources, including videos, training manuals, and recommended reading lists.


Open Culture

Take online courses from the world’s top universities for free. Here you will find 1,500 online courses from universities like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Oxford and more. You can use the collection of online courses to learn everything you want, from history, philosophy and literature, to physics, biology, psychology, and computer science. is a free online community where intelligent minds from around the world come to debate online and read the opinions of others. Research today’s most controversial debate topics and cast your vote in the opinion polls. Investigate today’s most controversial debate topics covering society’s biggest issues in politics, religion, education and more. Gain balanced, non-biased insight into each issue and review the breakdown of pro-con stances within the community.


Online Courses

Whether your goal is to earn a promotion, graduate at the top of your class, or just broaden your life, lectures can help you get there. The available archive of lectures covers a huge range of topics and each lecture has been handpicked and carefully designed by experienced instructors from across the world, who are dedicated to helping you take the next step toward meeting your career goals. Lifelong learners can turn their free time into self-improvement time. These online lectures are more than lecture notes or a slideshow on a topic; they are specially designed for audiences, with carefully sequenced themes and topics, taught by veteran educators, and often with additional resources for further  independent study. The lectures are available to anybody, completely free of charge.


International Debate Education Association (IDEA)

This is a global network of organisations which educates people in debate in order to give young people a voice for their ideas. Young people have a lot to say; debating provides a platform for them to speak up and be heard in a safe and structured environment. IDEA is for anyone aged between 11 and 30, including those who are marginalised in LGBT and ethnic communities, civic rights groups, supporters of gender diversity and democracy, and the socially and politically excluded. It fosters a worldwide network of debating clubs in schools, universities and local communities.


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Compiled & edited by Fahad Redha



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