The advent of the Internet and subsequent proliferation of collaborative technologies are changing the nature of communication and learning. In response, we will stimulate a debate about the role and desired use of collaborative technologies in the context of education in the IS discipline. In particular, we explore the potential contribution of specific technologies based on our practical experience with them. Furthermore, we propose several design principles of using such technologies and illustrate those using working prototypes that we have developed. Finally, we call for participation and further action in realizing the benefits of collaborative technologies in IS education.