The Georgetown Debate Seminar over the weekend released the 1.0 version of the Hoya Template, a paperless debate template for Microsoft Word designed by Anton Strezhnev and based on Alex Gulakov’s pioneering Synergy program. The Hoya Template offers several improvements over previous software including a streamlined automatic cite request generator, enhanced speech document functionality, and a superior reading mode.
The Hoya Template 1.0 is available for free download at the Georgetown Debate Seminar website. An example card that was cut in the template is also available for download; use it to try out the impressive reading mode and cite request features.
Strezhnev will again be serving as a technology consultant this summer for the GDS where he will help students incorporate this and other paperless software into their debating.
Have you taken the Hoya Template for a test drive? Do you have any tips for improving paperless debating? Share your thoughts in the comments.