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The traditional to contemporary spectrum of models of higher education for admission and course delivery

David, K ORCID: 0000-0002-4780-6533, David, H, Leung, DYP and Prosser, M ORCID: 0000-0002-4974-7776 2021 , 'The traditional to contemporary spectrum of models of higher education for admission and course delivery' , Educational Innovations and Emerging Technologies, vol. 1, no. 1 , pp. 58-66 , doi:

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The admission of the more diverse student body in higher education has been facilitated by greater flexibility in teaching and learning mode of study and by permitting part-time study. This study aims to compare a hypothesised model on a set of presage variables relating to admission and mode of study; intermediate variables of age and year of study and measures of outcomes including GPA and attrition between a traditional university (N = 17,025) and a contemporary university (N = 8,911) using data from student records using structural equation modeling. Following testing and modification, the model for the traditional university (R-CFI = 0.959, SRMR = 0.035 and R-RMSEA = 0.059) was simpler than that for the contemporary university (R-CFI = 0.932, SRMR= 0.055, and R-RMSEA = 0.055). As universities have shifted across the spectrum from the traditional to contemporary models, the increased complexity has permitted the entry of a much wider range of students to higher education, but it is also led to increases in attrition.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:David, K and David, H and Leung, DYP and Prosser, M
Keywords: higher education, equity education, low socioeconomic
Journal or Publication Title: Educational Innovations and Emerging Technologies
Publisher: International Institute of Knowledge Innovation and Invention
ISSN: 2737-5315
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