Ideas for AI in Education


These ideas focus on planning for teaching and learning; including delivery of the curriculum but not the generation of learning materials (see Quality Teaching / Learning Materials).

Where AI Can Be Applied

Go back to our diagram to browse ideas on where AI can be used across the education system.

AI Ideas

We want to hear from you on what you think are the most promising ideas for AI that can help improve teaching and learning - you can vote by clicking the up arrow next to the idea. You can filter by 'What does it do?' and 'AI Tools' or search for keywords.
What is the issue? Solution What does it do? What kinds of AI tools can be used? Votes
Alignment between planning materials and curricula is needed to improve coverage in schools. Suggest revisions and additions after comparing planning documents to approved curriculum and policy documents. Content creation & adaptation Large Language Models, NLP: Generation, NLP: Summarisation, NLP: Text Classification
Teachers do not receive enough support from colleagues and mentors to design cross-curricular activities. Chatbot leads conversations with teachers from different disciplinary areas to structure lesson plans to support delivery of cross-curricular learning activities using available resources. Content creation & adaptation Audio: ASR, Audio: Classification, Large Language Models, NLP: Generation, NLP: Text Classification
Many schools have limited resources, but teachers lack creative ways to supplement these with additional ones in their local community. AI tools can analyse resources and suggest how these can be relevant to curriculum. Content creation & adaptation Large Language Models, Large Multi-Modal Models, ML: Classification, ML: Clustering, ML: Dimensionality Reduction, ML: Regression, MM: Image2Text, NLP: Generation, NLP: Text Classification
Teachers use a limited range of pedagogical strategies, which do not often include effective but complex approaches such as project-based learning. Use of AI to analyse opportunities for project-based learning and suggest possible cross curricular links. 1-2-1 support, Personalisation Large Language Models, NLP: Generation, NLP: Text Classification
Teachers are not able to monitor or support students working in groups because of large class sizes. Record group work and use AI to analyse collaborative discussion to generate suggestions for future teaching and support. Analytics, Digitisation, Management and use of education information Audio: ASR, Audio: Classification, Audio: Text2Speech, Large Language Models, ML: Classification, ML: Clustering, ML: Dimensionality Reduction, ML: Regression
Teachers need the support of well trained and experienced colleagues to review existing learning resources. AI can review existing learning resources and suggest additions and improvements. Content creation & adaptation Large Language Models, NLP: Generation, NLP: Text Classification
Varied levels and quality of teacher training programmes means teachers lack the relevant pedagogical and content knowledge to access teaching materials. AI can provide concise summaries of relevant teaching resources or information about ways to teach in accessible languages. Content creation & adaptation Large Language Models, NLP: Generation, NLP: Summarisation
Some teachers are not familiar with current best practices resulting in poor quality planning and learning activities. AI can create lesson plans informed by best practice. Content creation & adaptation Large Language Models, NLP: Generation
Teachers may not be native speakers of the official language of instruction, meaning accessing planning materials is hard. AI translation of teaching materials to improve access. Content creation & adaptation NLP: Translation
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How We Have Categorised

AI Tools

AI Tool Categories • Definitions

While developing our AI ideas list we’ve also put together a list of the AI tools that might be used to solve the issues set out in each idea. The aim is to help us identify and prioritise what tech to develop and to understand the problems we want to solve.

See AI Tools List

What Does It Do?

Function • Purpose

Some of the AI applications are performing similar functions (even though serving different parts of the Teaching and Learning Framework). For example, AI chatbots could be used by teachers to support Teacher Learning, or by students to support Student Learning. We’ve put together eight functions that AI tools perform to solve the education issues identified. The aim is to help us group similar ideas together for ease of navigation.

See Functions List

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