This week we listed what we would require instructors to know before teaching a online course we designed. I think one of the most important is to have an instructor that provides an atmosphere that is welcoming. This goes for both online and in class environments. I know that if I felt unwelcomed, or didn’t feel that connection, I wouldn’t want to attend class. I read from both Amy and Theresa’s post that they would either require the instructor to take the class beforehand, or attend an orientation about the class and how to run the program. That hadn’t come to mind, and I thought that was a great idea.