Vlogging Toward Digital Literacy


The author traces her journey into the exotic, early world of video blogging, in which participants used video to share the self, develop empathy for others, and exchange knowledge. Moving from modest video blogs to an internationally-screened film demonstrated in a direct way that under the right circumstances participatory cultures work. Peer-to-peer mentorship and connected learning can open new forms of digital and participatory literacies in media cultures.