Knowledge construction In multimedia learning at both cognitive and affective level
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The purpose of the study is to measure the students' reaction to the audio-visual presentation of stage plays on cognitive and affective level concerning facts and emotions. Post-tests including 3 brief essay questions on plot, character and theme were given to the students to measure the content or literary knowledge they gained in a multimedia environment. Data results of this study revealed that themes and plots in the stage plays improved their interpretive and analytical skills, transfer of problem solving ability and emotional side of ESL/EFL students in a holistic way. The main results of the study showed that students were able to build a coherent representation of knowledge at both the cognitive and affective levels boosted in multimedia environment.