The art of ePortfolios : insights from the creative arts experience

Dillon, Steven C. & Brown, Andrew R. (2006) The art of ePortfolios : insights from the creative arts experience. In Jafari, Ali & Kaufman, Catherine (Eds.) Handbook of Research on ePortfolios. Idea Group Reference, Hershey, PA, pp. 420-433.


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.

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ID Code: 6364
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: ePortfolios, arts education, assessment, digital content management
ISBN: 1591408903
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Idea Group Reference
Copyright Statement: This chapter/paper appears in "The art of ePortfolios : insights from the creative arts experience" edited / by Ali Jafari and Catherine Kaufman, Copyright 2007, IGI Global, Posted by permission of the publisher.
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2007 00:00
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