This study was conducted to examine the effectiveness of online education. Two sections of Information Management Systems (IST 483) -Real Time Captioning Technology (I) were compared. Comparison of the two sections was based on the students’ final letter grades. The results of the two-tailed T-test show that there were no significant differences in the means of the final scores of both sections, concluding that there were no significant differences in the effectiveness of distance education and traditional face-to-face education. Thus, the null hypothesis was accepted; distance education was as effective as the traditional classroom education.