Sanchez-Serrano's article (2008) talked about distance learning and its effects on student's performance. The article also talked about how a lot of teachers who teach foreign language courses online received very little, if any, training in conducting online classes. My question is this: Should an instructor of an online course be required to know about the technical aspects of the computer and the internet, as well the course content? Is it ever enough just to know your content area? Should there be a separate qualification only for those who can teach online, from those who can only teach within the classroom setting?