I am, according to research, Australia’s third oldest female gamer
You can narrow down someone’s age by whether they include spaces in their file names. If they do, they’re under 40.
That is a sweeping declaration, and quite possibly true.
Here’s another one… Gamers are a sub-culture dominated by young men.
This declaration, however, is stone-cold wrong. In fact, 63% of American households are home to someone who plays video games regularly (hardly a sub-culture). Gamers are split 59% male / 41% female (approaching half / half) while 44% of them are over the age of 35 (not the pimply teenagers one might expect). [REF]
In other words, the playing of video games has normalised. As time marches on, not gaming is becoming abnormal.
So what does this trend mean for e-learning professionals? I don’t quite suggest that we start going to bed at 3a.m.
What I do suggest is that we open our eyes to the immense…
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