MyWORLD e-Portfolios: Activity and Identity


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Type of work: Article (outreach)


e-Learning and Instructional Technology | Social Media & Social Software


e-research, e-science


This paper is an exploration of how policy is enacted through e-portfolio systems. The compilation of a portfolio is essentially dialogic. We talk through them and elaborate our context. All contexts are the products of previous contexts and contain within them echoes of earlier contexts. Portfolios make explicit and facilitate the representation of identity. Not only are we products of our world but we are the products of all the actors that we come into play with. Through e-portfolios there is a struggle going on for our identity. If our identities are artefacts of the use of digital technologies, it is important that we have some choice, maybe largely limited and illusory, over the tools we use to make them.