The Episodes

LTGR Ep. #62 - "Remix: Fair Use and Creativity in Education"
In this episode, Susan and Dan speak with a K-12 technology integration coach and a professor at Temple University who have worked together on several projects related to copyright, fair use and media.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #61 - "Authentication and Online Learners"
Susan and Dan respond to a question from a listener regarding authentication of online students.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #60 - "Time Management"
Susan and Dan talk about time management. They share their own personal struggles but offer solutions and thoughts about how this relates to online teaching, learning, and work in general.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #59 - "Collaborating Online"
In this episode, Susan and Dan talk with Kevin Johnson of The Cutting Ed about tools and methods for collaborating online.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #58 - "Smithsonian Online Conferences"
Susan and Dan talk with Stephanie Norby, executive director of the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies. Recently, Stephanie’s group hosted a very exciting online conference, bringing together curators and educators across the Smithsonian to explore the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #57 - "e-Learning with an Edge"
Susan and Dan explore the notion that a lot of e-learning courses lack an effective, catching beginning. This premise is one of the main points in an article entitled "Edge and Emotion – What e-Learning Programs Are Missing" which the LT Green Room hosts discuss in this episode.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #56 - "Edulingo"
In this episode Susan and Dan break down theoretical "edulingo" to help make sense of the mumbo-jumbo related to teaching, sometimes intimidating to those who come as subject matter experts.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #55 - "A Big Move to Web-based Professional Development"
In this episode Susan and Dan interview Greg Stevens, assistant director for professional development for the American Association of Museums (AAM) about the organization's transition to web-based professional development.   Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #54 - "Graphic Organizers"
In this episode, Susan and Dan interview Karen Franker, an expert in graphic organizers, instructional tools used to visually represent information.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #53 - "Ideological Amplification"
In this episode, Susan and Dan consider ideological amplification and its impact on teaching and learning online.  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.


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