Research suggests two important roles of emotion related to learning and technology. First, emotion can be the key factor that is being learned or taught through technological means. Second, emotional responses with and through technology can alter what is being learned or how the content is learned. The effect of technology on interactions raises some questions about how mobile and pervasive technology alters the times and the places and the way that humans interact.
Source: Emotions, Technology and Learning by Sharon Y. Tettegah and Michael P. McCreery