Deborah Morgan

The Application and Uses of AI Within Education, particularly Within the Teaching and Understanding of Literacy

Project Summary

Can AI contribute to a personalised and creative conception of education or simply provide more nuanced assessment opportunities? I will explore the use, design and wider societal implications of AI within education. In particular, I will explore the role that continually improving language models could offer in supporting literacy. This will incorporate an evaluation into the current use, norms, design, ethical implications and perceived purposes of AI within the subject of English. This evaluation will apply a scenario modelling exploration (at different levels of abstraction) to review both potential opportunities and risks of varied system designs. The purpose, ethical implications and place of AI within current, shifting perceptions of education is an area worthy of deeper and urgent consideration.


Research Interests

Learning sciences focused upon the application and use of AI within education.

The ethical and societal implications of AI to support teaching and to understand learning.

Human-Computer Interaction.


I worked in industry as a Corporate Projects Solicitor and communications consultant before moving into Education. My MSt focused upon the teaching of English and my research explored feedback methods within narrative writing.

LLB Law – University of Leicester

Legal Practice Course – University of Sheffield

PGCE, MSt – University of Cambridge


Prof Hugh Lauder

Deborah Morgan