#GuildChat for 08/4/17: Emotion in Learning

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, August 4th at 11AM PT/2PM ET. This week’s topic is Emotion in Learning.

They may forget what you said — but they will never forget how you made them feel.” —Carl W. Buehner

Emotion is a critical component to learning. When we effectively help elicit an emotional response to our content we have a greater opportunity to make it memorable.

With more and more information and instruction moving online in various formats how can we best tap into the emotions of our audience. What content-emotion pairings work best? How can we best use technology to trigger an emotional response? And which emotional responses are the most impactful for long-term behavior change?

These are just a few questions we hope to discuss during this week’s #GuildChat. Take a moment to reflect on content that has elicited an emotional response for you and bring the stories of how you have strategically addressed emotion in your learning solutions.


Prospective questions:

Q1. Why does tapping into emotion help drive learning? #GuildChat
Q2. Is it always important to try and elicit an emotion response in a learning solution? Why or why not? #GuildChat
Q3. How and where could you create an emotional connection to something like systems training? #GuildChat
Q4. What are examples of ideal content-emotion pairings you have seen? ex: Safety + Fear #GuildChat
Q5. How can technology enhance the emotional connection people have with content? #GuildChat
Q6. How can technology get in the way of people’s emotional connection to content? #GuildChat
Q7. How do you know the emotions you intended to stir in your audience actually resonated with them? #GuildChat
Q8. What tools/tech have you found that are particularly good for adding emotion to content? #GuildChat


Missed this GuildChat? Don’t worry – you can still read through what happened on our Storify of the chat!


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