Episode 60

"Time Management"

Duration 00:13:58      Recorded on May 10, 2009

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.

Show Notes:

In the spirit of keeping things short, these notes are abbreviated.


  • Organizing is the underpinning.
  • Schedule time to work on the class.
  • Establish a routine.
  • Deal with the unexpected (acknowledge and then come back later, if that works for you).


  • Look for private correspondence from instructor
  • Check the gradebook
  • Check the discussions to see where you might contribute
  • Establish a routine of what to do when you get into the course on a regular basis (similar to faculty)


  • Prevent time loss from following additional links and resources by putting those links somewhere and following up later.
  • Block out time for reading.
  • Save files and repurpose when you can

Corporate Side:

  • Use the mobile phone judiciously
  • Continuous partial attention - not a good thing
  • Focus and block out distractions
  • Self-awareness; knowing your peak
  • Make the tools serve you
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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