The primary purposeof the workshop is to outline a course framework that integrates IVN technology with resources on the internet to teach distance education courses. The framework is currently being designed around an introductory course in information systems which will be taught from two sites. The framework will be generalized so that other information systems courses can be designed using its underlying ideas. The framework will include course outlines, suggestions for designing course materials, logistical issues (conveyance and collection of class materials to/from remote sites), sample teaching session protocols, presentation styles, fallback guidelines (in case the technology fails), and performance assessment. This research will incorporate literature from the areasof learning theory, instructional design, telelearning, distance education, and the internet. The proposers will share their experiences in designing such a framework. Not all courses are suitable for distance education. The proposers will discuss the suitability of different courses which have been suggested in the new IS curriculum