Episode 14

"Inside the Green Room"

Duration 00:13:31      Recorded on January 28, 2007

This show offers a "cutaway view" of the making of a podcast. Dan and Susan review the behind-the-scenes work that goes into putting a podcast together, and reflect on what they have done in the past 5-6 months of the LT Green Room. The hosts also explain how certain episodes came about and what transpired after they were posted.

Show Notes:

Dan and Susan review what they have done in the past 5-6 months of podcasting. They also explain their production process. Lots of thanks to the many listeners who have shared their insights and ideas by way of discussion and emails! Look for more to come!

  • Interact live online with Susan and Dan during the Green Room breaks at the 5th Annual Illinois Online Conference!
  • Review the MacArthur Digital Media and Learning episode and its accompanying discussion in LearningTimes.org.
  • Check out the LT Green Room show on "lurking" as well as the active discussion that followed inside LearningTimes.org.
  • Join in the discussion on "defining instructional design" to which Susan and Dan referred in this episode
  • See the blog post about the LT Green Room's "Inspiration to Action" episode made by Steven Bell on the ACRLog.


In the LearningTimes.org discussion thread for this episode, listener Jim Falvo asked the LT GreenRoom hosts to share "recording techniques including choice of equipment, tips for getting good quality presence, and any other advice that will promote professional podcasts". Susan recorded a special audio response, walking Jim and other listeners through the technical aspects of how the LT GreenRoom podcast is recorded and produced. (Duration: 4:34) Download MP3 File

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 LearningTimes.org, 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.


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