The Episodes

LTGR #123: "Learning and Marketing - The Convergence"
Susan and Dan are joined by Judy Albers, Learning Technology Strategist at Intrepid Learning, discussing the connection between learning and marketing.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #122: "Thanks"
Susan and Dan give thanks to people who have shaped how they look at learning and do their craft.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #121: "Catalysts"
Susan and Dan talk with guests from the Museum of Modern Art in NYC about an exciting online course offering coming soon!  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #120: "Working with SMEs"
Dan and Susan interview Hadiya Nuriddin, instructional designer, on how she works effectively with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #119: "Running with a Metaphor"
Dan and Susan play a game or sorts where they connect running to instructional design.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #118: "Chunking"
Susan and Dan go back to the basics with the topic of chunking content.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #117: "What's New in Online Learning: The Future (or not)?"
Susan and Dan review what's new (or not) in online education.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #116: "End Users and Learner Analysis"
Dan is challenged by getting useful end user data when he doesn?t have time or resources to do a thorough learner analysis. He brings the problem to the Green Room.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #115: "Ideas Contest"
Susan and Dan announce a contest for ideas.  Listen now...
LTGR Ep. #114: "Transformative Learning - Part 2"
Susan and Dan continue with the second part on an interview with Jeff King about transformative learning and faculty development.  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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