The Episodes

LTGR Ep. #72 - "Instructional Designers' 2010 Resolutions"
In this episode, Susan and Dan make resolutions as instructional designers. They talk about changes they’d like to make in the coming year, and ask you to share yours.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #71 - "What's Hot in Instructional Design?"
This is a special episode in which Susan asks listeners to help her with some research.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #70 - "Iterative Design"
In this show, Susan and Dan talk about "Iterative Design", and help Dan's brother think through how to approach course design. They are joined by special guest Jane Bozarth.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #69 - "Twitter"
Dan surprises Susan with the topic of the day: Twitter. The duo talk about the social networking tool and how it is used, and interview a special guest, author Jane Bozarth.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #68 - "Motivation"
In this episode, Susan and Dan revisit a universal topic: how to motivate learners.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #67 - "Conference Participation"
How do we learn best from conference participation? In this episode, Dan and Susan talk about what they do when they go to conferences, and invite us to share how we get the most out of our own conference attendance.   Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #66 - "The Science of Learning"
To kick off their fourth year of the LTGreenRoom podcast, Susan and Dan explore the science of learning.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #65 - "Learning & Working in Groups"
In this episode, Susan asks Dan for his thoughts on building group projects into courses. She's been getting feedback regarding students who are resistant to working in groups. It seems the millennials don't want to work together!  Listen now...
LTGR. Ep. #64 - "Cultural Differences in Online Learning"
In this episode, Susan and Dan talk about international issues related to learning, including understanding the cultural background of your students and what difference that makes to how you interact with them.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #63 - "Vacation Playlists"
In this fun show, Susan and Dan share reading lists, playlists, film selections, and online activities that will occupy them (and LT producer Jonathan Finkelstein) this summer. Listeners, what’s on your playlist, reading list and fun list?  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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