Emotionally Engaging Content Creates Better Learning Outcomes

June 21, 2021

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.


How has e-learning transformed in terms of workplace training and adult learning over the last decade? Where is it headed next? Christy Tucker is a Learning Experience Design Consultant for Syniad Learning, and author of the Experiencing Elearning blog. She joined host JW Marshall for an in-depth discussion of the trends.  Tucker specializes in scenario-based learning using storytelling and technology to help create better learning experiences.

“I see increasing interest in doing more than just checking a box to say the training was done,” Tucker said. She believes the e-learning field is pushing away from a single course model to a wider variety of solutions including micro-learning, scenario-based learning, blended learning, and virtual instructor-led training.

“If you can put some of this in a story and have an emotional connection you’re much more likely to change attitudes or motivate people.” -Christy Tucker

The pandemic accelerated a move toward online learning and remote work has become more commonplace and organizations are looking for ways to scale training for a distributed workforce. Tucker sees this move to hybrid and remote work solutions creating a growth area in e-learning.

Are new technologies like artificial intelligence for content creation going to take the place of instructional designers? Tucker believes technology will augment the work of designers and points out that, “we are a very long way away from AI being able to do anything with emotional content.”

Tucker sees emotionally engaging and scenario-based solutions as essential to the future of e-learning. While it may be easy to list content and facts, she believes that “If you can put some of this in a story and have an emotional connection you’re much more likely to change attitudes or motivate people.”

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Twitter – @MarketScale
Facebook – facebook.com/marketscale
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/company/marketscale

Recent Episodes

School Safety Strategies for the Summer
View episode

In today’s episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, join host Dr. Amy Grosso as she sits down with Dr. Allison Willemin, Executive Director of School Safety, Operational Technology, and Student Services at Oxford Community Schools, Michigan.  Together, they delve into the crucial topic of school safety during the summer months, focusing on…

Jonathan Lockwood, STEM Training and Development Specialist at Boxlight, discusses the transformative impact of educational technology
View episode

With technological advancements driving significant change in the educational landscape, these changes are extending beyond traditional classroom boundaries. The more recent shift in educational technology was fueled in adapting to a post-pandemic world, where the integration of technology into education has become essential. The pandemic underscored the importance of innovative teaching methods and tools,…

View episode

When discussing EdTech leaders in school districts, it’s clear that their roles and responsibilities can vary significantly depending on the district’s size and resources. The responsibility of managing educational technology might fall on individuals who wear multiple hats, such as school principals, IT coordinators, or even teachers. This lack of dedicated EdTech staff can…