Virtual studios are a topic of great current interest. While they have existed as a concept for some time, understanding of how learning takes place in traditional and virtual studios has matured, and there is a growing confidence associated with the use and understanding of alternative studios. Virtual studios are not simply an online version of physical studios. They have their own educational value and offer new possibilities. The studio is changing, allowing different forms to emerge in education. For example, a globally distributed design, specification, and fabrication studio is no longer an impossibility – it is a probable future for design practice as well as education. Commercial examples have already been established. It is now important that educators reflect on how to make best use of this emerging technology.