This paper presents the details of a pilot study in a research partnership to assess the technologies, costs, and benefits involved in high-level, video-conferencing support of hands-on computer base education at a distance and in an anytime anyplace Web environment. The partnership involves a university’s information systems degree program and a large telecommunications company. Together these organizations cooperatively hope to improve distance education, particularly the important niche of information systems Web-based learning in the IS program of study.