When comparing computer use in grade school to that in high school, grade school programs are much more behaviorist in their use and effect. Whether the computers are used for English, math, science, or social studies, computer-based training is generally designed to supply immediate feed back. Most training programs will give feed back at the end of each assignment or at the end of each question. If students are successful, they are rewarded by being permitted to enter the next level; if the students are unsuccessful, they are required to repeat the level they are current trying to complete.
Computer-based training programs are designed purposely this way to offer students learning methods that instructors are not capable of providing in the classroom. For example, it is not practical to expect a trainer to assess a quiz immediately after each student has completed their work, but with computer-based training programs students have the opportunity to receive immediate feed back, while supplying the training department with valuable information to help shape their training programs and instructional design process by assessing the students’ growth, using this Kirkpatrick Level 2 Evaluation. These computer based and web based training programs are critical in student growth and development.