The art of ePortfolios : insights from the creative arts experience
This chapter examines the creative production context as a vehicle to reveal the issues, problems and complexities that may be encountered when working with ePortfolios. We utilise metaphors from the creative arts as tools to provide new perspectives and insights that may not otherwise occur in other disciplines to provide a unique critique of the performativity of ePortfolios. Through reference to case studies drawn from drama, dance, music, new media and the visual arts, our research has problematized ePortfolios from the teacher, student, institutional and pedagogical perspectives. We identify the issues and propose approaches to resolving them and illustrate how these ideas derive from creative arts knowledge and outline how they are transferable to other disciplines using ePortfolios based on rich media forms of presentation. In conclusion, we examine the performing arts as temporal art forms attuned to the unfolding of a narrative and examine the notion that the audient experiences the reading of a portfolio as a performance.
Handbook of Research on ePortfolios
Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified