THE ROLE OF LOCUS CONTROL AND LEARNING STYLES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BLENDED LEARNING MODEL AT PSU
Keywords:Instruction, Web-based Learning, Blended Learning, Locus of Control, Learning Styles
This article is the report of the first phase of the research and development (R&D) in developing a
blended learning model of instruction at the PSU. The objectives of the first phase were to find information
about: the readiness of PSU to utilize blended learning as a model of instruction, the profile of locus of control,
the profile of learning style of students, and student’s expectations about the use of blended learning. The study
conducted at the Faculty of Economic, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Sport Science, and Computer Center..
It was founded that PSU has already had a sufficient necessary infrastructure to start developing a blended
learning model; In terms of locus of control the students can be categorized into external and internal locus of
control, and most of them (71%) are internal locus of control; In terms of learning styles, students can be
categorized into the visual learning style, auditory, and kinesthetic. Most of the students have visual learning
style (59%), followed by auditory (24%), and kinesthetic (17%). Furthermore, students expected learning by
blended learning would be interesting, useful and not difficult. The variables, locus of control and learning styles,
needs to be considered in developing a web-based learning model.