Learning from a distance has become a very popular approach in education. Learning in the 21st century necessitates innovative teaching methods. Distance Learning (DL) is only one method representing this phenomenon. In the past decade, DL has been gradually been replacing traditional instruction methods. In this study we explore the learning outcomes and benefits when employing simulations in a DL environment. Our results indicate that employing simulations in a learning environment can significantly enhance the learning experience. In addition, this method increases the level of satisfaction of both the students and the instructor. Our findings lead us to conclude that modern technology makes it easier to acquire education and in a more enjoyable way. However, we also note that there are still several challenges educators need to address in order to make this experience more applicable in the Information Systems domain.