The Episodes


LTGR Ep. #4 - Dan and Susan Go to Camp
The LT Green Room team recently delivered the keynote for the 2006 BCCampus online conference on podcasting. Podcast Camp ran virtually from September 25 to October 2, 2006, but also included a live, traditional meeting in Vancouver, October 2-3. This recording features the highlights of the session with Dan and Susan.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #3 - Odd Jobs
In this episode, Susan and Dan reveal their former odd jobs and how these helped shape who they are as educators.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #2 - Spirited Online Conversation
In this episode of the LearningTimes Green Room, Susan Manning and Dan Balzer review the anatomy of an incredibly lively online discussion.   Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #1 - Pregnant Pauses
In this inaugural episode of the LearningTimes Green Room, Susan Manning, Dan Balzer and Jonathan Finkelstein discuss the importance of pauses, reflections and time away from the computer in fostering meaningful learning experiences.  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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