The Episodes

LTGR Ep. #33 - "First Year Teacher Prep"
In this show, Susan and Dan discuss strategies for first year teacher prep with Cheri Toledo.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #32 - "Anniversary Game Show"
In this special anniversary show, Susan and Dan celebrate one year of podcasting in the LT Green Room and are joined by some very special guests in a game show format. >  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #31 - "Humor in Online Courses"
In this podcast, Susan and Dan take a serious look at the use of humor in online learning. What styles of humor work online, and what do not? Why can humor be controversial?  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #30 - "Hearing Voices in Online Courses"
Dan and Susan examine how people are using audio when teaching online, and ask listeners to share how voice figures into their own online courses.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #29 - "Real Time Online Learning, CSTP, and Ocean Portals"
In this episode, Susan and Dan learn how the Smithsonian is using real-time online interaction to prepare for a new Ocean Portal exhibit, and get a first-hand account of the synchronous certification program offered by LearningTimes on leading effective online events.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #28 - "Seven Revelations about e-Learning"
In this show, Dan and Susan review an article from Training Magazine entitled, "Seven Revelations about E-learning."  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #27 - Leisure, Technology & Learning
In this show, Susan and Dan are thinking about vacations and take on the theme of technology and leisure.   Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #26 - "The Future of Education"
In this epsiode, Susan and Dan reflect on the recent online conference on The Future of Education.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #25 - "Learner-centered Ideas"
In this brief program, hosts Susan and Dan ask listeners to share ways they make their own classrooms more learner-centered.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #24 - "'Flat World' Book Report"
In this show, Susan and Dan review the Thomas Friedman book The World is Flat, discuss how it relates to education and online learning, and invite listener feedback.  Listen now...

Meet Your Hosts


Susan Manning

Dan Balzer


About Us

The LT Green Room is a podcast for Renewal, Retooling and Conversations about Learning. It is co-hosted by Susan Manning and Dan Balzer and its show topics are often drawn from members of, a free online community of education and training professionals from across the globe. The LT Green Room gives listeners (and ourselves) an opportunity to reflect on what they're doing behind the scene that results in an effective learning experience.

About Susan Manning

Professionally, Susan Manning is best known as a teacher’s teacher, that is developing faculty and preparing them to teach online. She specializes in teaching instructional design, both for traditional educators and business/corporate contexts. Additionally, Susan has taught a repertoire of courses in online learning, technology tools, the synchronous classroom and online group work. She also delivers workshops on adapting curriculum for online delivery, podcasting and selecting the right technology tools. She has taught hundreds of faculty, mostly from the Midwest, but occasionally drawing from Saudi Arabia, Denmark and Russia. Along with Kevin Johnson, Susan is the author of Online Education for Dummies and The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching. Susan’s online career began “prior to the turn of the century” when she was asked to investigate the possibility of training literacy volunteers online. Knowing that she needed additional training and skills development, Susan became an online student and earned her certification as Master Online Teacher from the University of Illinois. Additionally, she holds a Doctorate in Adult Education from Ball State University, a Masters in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelors in Communications from Truman State University.


Co-Host & Producer
Susan Manning
Co-Host & Producer
Dan Balzer
Executive Producer
Carl Heine
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