"The new electronic interdependence
recreates the world in the image of a global village,"
Marshall McLuhan, 1962, The Gutenberg Galaxy.
As the citizens of the planet look towards the coming millennium,
Marshall McLuhan's 1962
prediction of the Global Village is a reality. Worldwide
communication is instant. Information is available at our
fingertips from almost anywhere in the world. The Internet
has created a community that has no borders, holds no prejudices
and is efficiently self-governing.
The Marshall McLuhan Center
on Global Communication's goal is to join other networks
in order to broaden the scope and reach of the Internet,
specifically in the areas of education, to assist developing
nations in creating a network whereby computer technology
and Internet access will be made available to remote area
schools. By so doing, this will enable educators and students
around the world to communicate and interact effectively
across all cultures thereby creating a "global village"
of teaching excellence.
The Marshall McLuhan Teachers Award The Center has to date
honoured and awarded 475 teachers
across North America who have shown excellence and creativity
in using technology in the class room. This year "The
Marshall McLuhan Center" will transcend the previous
years accomplishments by broadening the Teachers
Awards Program starting with Australia in March 1997.