Open Educational Resources as the Third Pillar in Project-Based Learning During COVID-19

The Case of #dariahTeach


  • Costas Papadopoulos Department of Literature & Art, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Maastricht University
  • Claartje Rasterhoff Department of Literature & Art, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Maastricht University
  • Susan Schreibman Department of Literature & Art, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Maastricht University



open educational resources, project-based learning, problem-based learning, media studies, digital cultures, COVID-19


Teaching in higher education in the Netherlands was affected, as in most other parts of the world, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper reflects on how two courses were taught and experienced by students during the 2020–21 academic year in the MA Media Studies: Digital Cultures at Maastricht University. It particularly focuses on how the integration of open educational resources into the course design, what we call a third pedagogic pillar, contributed to the success of the two courses and students’ positive learning experience.


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How to Cite

Papadopoulos, Costas, Claartje Rasterhoff, and Susan Schreibman. 2022. “Open Educational Resources As the Third Pillar in Project-Based Learning During COVID-19: The Case of #dariahTeach ”. KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies 6 (1):1-16.