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Bridging the Digital Divide: The Relevance of Marshall Mcluhan’s Media Ecology Theory (Published)

Digital divide is the gap between demographics and areas that have access to modern information and communications technologies and those who do not have this access. This has affected a greater percentage of our 21st century learners in our classrooms today by disconnecting them from the current trends globally which has created a digital divide. This paper seeks to address an attempt at bridging the digital divide: the relevance of Marshall McLuhan’s media ecology theory. This paper thus overviewed the concept of media ecology and Marshall McLuhan’s ecology theory. It further discussed some strategies on bridging the digital divide, characteristics of digital native. Finally, conclusions and some recommendations were made.

Keywords: Digital Divide, Digital native, Media Ecology Theory