The Episodes

LTGR Ep. #102: "Filtering Information"
Follow Susan and Dan on this very loose conversation about filtering the overwhelming amount of information coming at us.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #101: "Simulations"
Susan and Dan talk with Gus Prestera about the work he's doing with simulations.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #100: "The Butterfly Effect"
Susan and Dan observe the occasion of their 100th LTGreenRoom podcast by exploring the great meaning that ultimately can come from casual conversations, chance meetings, and seized opportunities.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #99: "Read the Syllabus"
In this episode, Dan and Susan talk with Hadiya Nurridin about looking for a job in instructional design.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #98: "Find a Job"
In this episode, Dan and Susan talk with Hadiya Nurridin about looking for a job in instructional design.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #97: "Performer Support"
In this episode, Dan talks with Susan about an event he recently attended about integrating informal social and mobile into your learning strategy. The event was led by Bob Mosher and Conrad Gotthredson.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #96: "Culturally Accessible e-Learning"
In this episode, Susan and Dan enjoy discussing culturally accessible e-learning with Andrea Edmundson, PhD, CPLP.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #95: "Learning Objectives?"
In this short episode, Susan and Dan unpack the issue of learning objectives. Where should they go? And in what ways should we present the objectives to the learners?  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #94: "Museums & Mobile Experiences"
In this episode, Dan Balzer and guest co-host Jonathan Finkelstein interview Loic Tallon, co-producer of the upcoming Museums and Mobile III conference. They discuss the adoption of mobile technology in the museum world and how best to approach and implement these exciting new projects.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #93: "Gamification Part 2: Digital Literacy for Life in New York City"
Dan Balzer and guest co-host, Jonathan Finkelstein, interview Michael Preston, Ph.D., director of Blended Learning at the Office of Postsecondary Readiness at the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). They discuss their rollout of DIG/IT, a social and fun community learning space designed to support a course on Digital Literacies.  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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