To record a classroom video, you don't need a script or a professional camera crew. I didn't hear of any teachers doing this around my area in NYS. I'm pretty sure all NYS was looking for was a Web cam or Flip cam video uploaded to YouTube (with appropriate privacy measure taken, of course). Chances are you have access to $30 for a Web cam and borrowed laptop connected to the Internet. If you don't have access to the Internet, chances are you have access to a smartphone to get you Internet access. If you don't, chances are you know of a college with a media program in your area willing to help out for free. To me, the excuses are unacceptable.
If you refuse to have Internet access at home, well, I'm not sure what your personal reasons are for that, but that's your choice. It's one thing to not be able to afford it, and it's another to refuse it. If you are here on P2PU, you are spending your library time trying to find out more about eportfolios- great choice! Do you have any questions about their limitations? Do you have any quesitons about how to set one up? These were the questions presented in this task.
As for your comments about the time I spend on my portfolio, you chose your hostile words specifically, but I'll tread gently here nonetheless. I realized early on that portfolios were a better representation of my skills and talents. I've sat on 5 search committees over the past year and I know that a portfolio of any kind would have made a difference for any one of the other 200 applicants who applied. Everyone looks the same in black and white. In order to stand out, you have to try a little harder. If you don't care enough to give the very best introduction to an employer, why should they care about you? So yes, I spent time years ago developing my portfolio. I've been offered a lot of opportunities because of it. I don't spend time everyday on it, but I do blog every now and then to keep it current, document my research, and keep my writing muscles flexed. Everytime I have a small achievement, I simply log in and add it to the list. Plus, I would never do anything half-assed. And if you are trying to show me up on scholarship and activity, well, let's just say I'm pretty fit for a 9-5 job and I read a LOT because I'm not sure you can be a Ph.D. candidate without doing so.
Lastly, let's bring this conversation back to the benefits and best practices of eportfolios, because that is what this course is really about. Let's all choose words that contribute to the community, not attack it.