Many of the advantages of PI are also advantages of CAI and web-based learning. The advantages of CAI include flexibility for students so that they can work at their own speed at the time that is best for them. With web-based instruction, they can work at home, at school, or anywhere there is a computer with an Internet connection.
Used with distance learning, it allows students with handicaps or learning disabilities the opportunity to learn in a less restrictive environment. Also, students who enroll in courses via CAI, including web-based classes, gain an opportunity to learn computer skills, which benefit them in many aspects of their lives.