Though the main purpose for vlogging is for entertainment and marketing, the use as a tool in higher education should be examined further. If a student is required to vlog immediately about a situation, then the vlog can capture their emotions and initial thoughts, making the context much richer. For example, if a student is helping the community with the aftermath of a hurricane, this vlog can be an accurate tool for capturing his/her reaction while viewing the damage. Vlogging also sparks the creative part of a student’s learning. This generation is very visually and technology orientated, so incorporating a vlogging assignment can enhance their educational experience.
The vlog could be a few seconds to several minutes, depending on what the assignment is. Also, the instructor can request that the student share their vlog with peers, allowing classmates to examine each other’s reflections. Ifyou want to learn more about vlogging and examples, go to http://cultureandcommunication.org/tdm/nmrs/fa1/2010/12/10/the-vlog-phenomena/. However, you can find several on YouTube by typing in vlogs or videoblogs.