As practitioners start to explore the use of Web 2.0 technologies in their assessment, learning and teaching (ALT) practice, it is critical that successful examples can be identified and shared to enable efficient and effective reuse in different contexts and to avoid reinventing the wheel. Such transfer of practice requires an effective representation that is intuitive to understand and use, strongly rooted in examples of successful practice and that makes explicit the aspects of the practice that have contributed to its success. The pattern language approach (Alexander et. al, 1977) offers such a representation but to date has not been widely adopted by educational practitioners.
Design Patterns, Design Narratives, Design Scenarios