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JD Walker’s foreword to this special issue sets the context for the need for studies like those in this volume that explore innovative ways to integrate technology in physical learning spaces. We issued the call for abstracts for this special issue in September 2018 and expected a variety of different article types including empirical research, case studies, reflective essays, and critiques. We received 36 abstracts and it was interesting to me that the overwhelming majority were case studies. I didn’t know why. After all, much has now been written about the importance of active learning and the classrooms and informal learning spaces that support active learning. But as we began the review process, the reason became clear. The research on the use of technology in physical classrooms is still relatively new and we appear to be in a time of active exploration of creative and collaborative use of technologies in physical learning spaces.