The Episodes

LTGR Ep. #92: "Designing for Interaction"
In this episode, Susan and Dan are joined by Hadiya Nuriddin, a freelance performance consultant. Hadiya recently authored ?Building the Right Interaction? for Training and Development. She lays out the basics of Michael Moore?s 3 types of interaction and breaks it down for what that means in the real world.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #91: "Mother of all MOOCs" (Massive Open Online Courses)
If you?re not sure what a MOOC is (massive open online course) this primer might help you get started. One of the biggest and best will be offered this fall, featuring a world renowned faculty.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #90: "Still Going Mobile"
A year after the first episode concerning mobile technology and learning, Susan and Dan review a recent conference called 'Going Mobile in Higher Education.'  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #89: "Gamification Part 1: Vanished!"
Throughout the next few months, Susan and Dan will explore the idea of gamification - taking game mechanics and elements and applying them to non-gaming contexts. They begin with a review of the game Vanished, developed and curated by MIT's Education Arcade and the Smithsonian Institution, with participation and production support by LearningTimes.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #88: "An Education Up in the Cloud"
Susan and Dan take a look at cloud computing and what it means for educators and trainers. What are some ways you are availing yourself of the benefits of the "cloud"?  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #87: "Humanizing Online Education"
Susan and Dan take a look at a topic close to their hearts ? how to humanize online education. What are some interesting ways to make the web-based learning experience more personal?  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #86: "Managing Online Education Survey"
Susan and Dan talk with Kenneth C. (Casey) Green, founding director of the Campus Computing Project, and Ellen Wagner of WCET about the latest Managing Online Education (MOE) survey.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #85: "Working in Teams"
Susan and Dan unpack a perennial issue – working with teams in the instructional design context. Susan gets Dan to talk about his work setting and what his virtual teams do. Collaborating in online spaces can be a challenge.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #84: "Curt Bonk: Reflections on Technology and Education"
The World is Open author Curt Bonk joins LearningTimes Green Room hosts Susan Manning and Dan Balzer to explore a range of issues, including mobile technologies, open learning, and the notion of a digital scholar.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #83 - "Engaging the Online Learner"
Susan and Dan are joined by Rita-Marie Conrad and J. Ana Donaldson, authors of Engaging the Online Learner.  Listen now...

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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.


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Susan Manning
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Dan Balzer
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Carl Heine
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