The Episodes

LTGR Ep. #52 - "Self-Paced Learning"
In this show, Susan and Dan explore self-paced, non-facilitated learning.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #51 - "Wired Senior Citizens"
In this episode, Susan and Dan talk to Carol, a "wired" senior citizen, about her use of the Internet for learning and recreation.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #50 - "Turning the Tables"
LearningTimes Executive Producer Jonathan Finkelstein hijacks the LTGreen Room to interview co-hosts Susan Manning and Dan Balzer. This is their 50th show of the LT Green Room, and we all want to know what goes on behind the scenes -- and most importantly, what keeps them going.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #49 - "The Big Switch & Nine Shift"
In this show, Susan and Dan review two books that predict major cultural and social shifts between 2000 and 2020. For anyone expecting to teach/learn/live/work in the 21st century, there's plenty to think about!  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #48 - "Sharing Knowledge"
In this show, Susan and Dan talk about how to stimulate the sharing of tacit knowledge at work, school, or anywhere you have people working together.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #47 - "Independence"
In this very short episode, Susan and Dan talk about the change of pace that sets in this time of year, and reflect about what their summers have in store. One of them even declares independence from technology, for a few days at least.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #46 - "What We're Learning"
In this episode, Susan and Dan converse and share a relaxed view of what they're thinking about learning.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #45 - "Stepping into Virtual Worlds"
Susan and Dan talk with John Walber and Jonathan Finkelstein of LearningTimes (LT) about virtual worlds.   Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #44 - "A Whole New Mind"
In this slightly longer than usual episode, Susan and Dan review Daniel H. Pink's "A Whole New Mind" (2005). Although not written for teachers, per se, both enjoyed the book for its insights and implications for teaching and learning.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #43 - "Dare2BDigital"
Susan and Dan are joined by Paul Stacey of BCCampus who describes Dare2BDigital, an innovative online reality game show showcasing online learning across British Columbia, Canada.  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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