I came across the website for This I Believe today. It’s really an extensive website that offers essays by many different people who discuss one of their core beliefs. There is Spanish content, podcasts, and even audio recordings from the original 1950’s version of the text. Fabulous!
In an earlier post, I asked whether it’s feasible for an academic that Book #2 or #3 is written for a different/wider/less academic audience than Book #1. While doing some research this evening, I happened to find an example.
Why Video Games Are Good For Your Soul (Publisher: Common Ground, Apr 2005, paperback, 128 pp) – The text is about pleasure and learning. In the introduction, Gee states that the text is for anyone who is interested in video games even though he will talk about game theory. He is quick to qualify “theory” and promises not to engage in too much jargon.
His earlier text is more for an academic audience. What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy (Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; New Ed edition (May 7, 2004), 240 pp)