YouTube as a Resource

I have posted a variety of resources for community college students, as well as traditional college students in my “Top Ten Lists” throughout the semester. One type of resource that came to my attention this week, was found on YouTube. It is amazing the variety that can be found when searching something as simple as “community college student success.” I was surprised at the number of videos that were related to community college students, which ranged from personal videos recorded in a dorm room, to college administrators leading a panel.

Out of curiosity, I began to watch videos that students posted of themselves as they shared their experiences as transfer students. They were open, honest, and disclosed struggles they have gone through, but the ones I viewed had a positive message, that success is possible.

If transfer students feel like they are alone, YouTube is proof that they are not – there is video after video of students sharing what the process was like for them.

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