The SELF Design Studio Switches Gears to Offer Support & Training in the use of Creative Digital Tools

Posted on August 20, 2020


The SELF Design Studio, a makerspace where School of Education (SOE) students can learn and create with hands-on resources and activities, is continuing its work with the UNC Greensboro and SOE community by offering support and training in the use of creative digital tools.

“Our work during this time will focus on using tools that will allow students (UNCG and K-12) to create artifacts that support their learning,” says Matt Fisher, Assistant Director of the SELF Design Studio.

The virtual makerspace will explore the use of:
• Scratch coding to create interactive games, stories, and animations
• Virtual escape rooms for learning across subject areas (learn more below)
• Digital storytelling and publication
• Virtual reality world creation and virtual field trips around the world

Workshops dates for these tools can be found here.

If faculty need help sparking creativity for your students during the time we are conducting classes virtually, send the SELF Design Studio an email to The team is happy to work with you to create opportunities for your students to use new tools to express their knowledge of your content.

The SELF Design Studio is hosting virtual escape room sessions for UNCG faculty, staff, and students. You can use these 45 minute sessions to build community and collaboration skills between your students, or create your own escape room puzzles based around the topics you are discussing.

For more information, registration, and dates for future virtual escape rooms, visit:

To see a sample of a virtual escape room, visit:
Note: This example is a very simple escape room. We can design experiences as difficult as you would like them to be.

To learn more about the SELF Design Studio, click here.