The Episodes

LTGR Ep. #42 - "Storytelling"
In this episode Susan and Dan tell a story! The story is how to use “story” for instructional purposes.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #41 - "An Honest Assessment"
In this episode, Susan and Dan explore the topic of assessment. The show continues the dialogue that was kicked off by a recent episode on "learner feedback".  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #40 - "A Visit from Grammar Girl"
In this show, Susan and Dan are joined by "Grammar Girl" for a look behind the scenes of her award-winning educational podcast. Hosted by Mignon Fogarty, Grammar Girl not only provides "quick and dirty tips for better writing", it also serves as a great example of engaging and portable learning.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #39 - "Feedback"
In this show, Susan and Dan jump into the LT GreenRoom to discuss the feedback we provide to our learners. How often do we give them feedback? What form does it take? How well does it serve them? Listen in, and then share some feedback of your own!  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #38 - "Behind the Scenes"
In this unusual episode, Dan interviews Susan about a recent online synchronous training seminar she conducted. He asks her to walk him through her planning process, the decisions she made, the activities during the seminar, and what she hoped to achieve.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #37 - "Holiday Wishes & Wish Lists"
In this episode, Dan and Susan share their holiday wish lists. They might have some surprises under the tree!  Listen now...
Thanksgiving Note: Have LT GreenRoom, Will Travel
On this Thanksgiving week in the United States, Dan and I would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our loyal listeners. Your comments and engagement in the LearningTimes community keep us going.   Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #36 - "Digital Storytelling"
Susan and Dan are joined by Stacy Behmer who shares her experience with digital storytelling (DST) in elementary and middle school classrooms.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #35 - "Using Video in Online Learning"
In this episode, Dan and Susan talk about the use of video in online instruction.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #34 - "Critical Thinking"
In this episode, Dan and Susan explore the idea of critical thinking in online learning. Can you create the same kind of dynamic, spontaneous pursuit of a topic when you move online?  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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