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Meg Tufano
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Attended Antioch University Midwest
Lived in Oak Ridge, TN
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Meg Tufano, M.A.: I am a Professor of Critical Thinking for Antioch University Midwest and am the Co-Founder of SynaptIQ+, The think-tank for social era knowledge ® for which I am also the Editor-in-Chief of its academic journal and owner of its publishing house, S+™. Concurrently, I teach teachers how to teach online, online.
Online Course Design, Leadership, Organization, Management, Educational Consulting, Curriculum Design, Program Management, Writing, Teaching, Teacher Training, Training, Instructional Design, Editing, Higher Education, Research, E-Learning, Lecturing, Problem Solving, Creative Writing, Technical Writing, Program Management, Publishing
  • Antioch University Midwest
    Adjunct Prof. of Critical Thinking, 2015 - present
    I teach Critical Thinking 100% online through a course I designed for online delivery over the past year, "Critical Thoughts." (I taught the course land-based at Webster University in Leiden, The Netherlands, through 2009.)
  • S+™
    Owner, 2010 - present
    I publish academic, non-fiction and fiction books that cover issues of the social era for SynaptIQ+ through its subsidiary publishing house, S+™.
  • Journal for Social Era Knowledge
    Editor-in-Chief, 2010 - present
  • SynaptIQ+
    Co-Founder, 2010 - present
  • Roane State Community College
    Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Psychology and Religion, 2000 - 2015
  • The McDermott MultiMedia Group
    Group Leader, 2010 - 2013
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Oak Ridge, TN - The Hague, The Netherlands - Washington, D.C. - Santa Fe, NM - Annapolis, MD - Toronto, Canada - London, Great Britain - Long Island, NY - Vienna, Austria - Paris, France - Sevilla, Spain - Rome, Italy - Florence, Italy - Venice, Italy - Santorini, Greece -
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P. O. Box 5741 Oak Ridge TN 37831
Change your mind, change the world!
I love people. I love teaching. I love books. I love to write.  

So, I'm always having a good time loving something!

Currently, I am an Adjunct Professor of Critical Thinking for Antioch University Midwest, teaching a course entitled "Critical Thoughts" that I designed over the past year. Prospective students can get a feel for my online teaching style at the following YouTube link:

I am a founding partner, along with David Amerland, Robert E. del Sol, Shaker Cherukuri and Leland LeCuyer, of SynaptIQ+, The think tank for social era knowledge.

I am the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal for Social Era Knowledge which is going into its second Volume, second Issue (May 2014). This is a peer-reviewed journal, global in scope, but written in English, published online once a year by SynaptIQ+.  Its purpose is to stimulate academic research and encourage business and academic exchanges for the advancement of social era understanding.  

It also publishes short fiction, theoretical essays, best-practices in social era expertise, poetry and empirical papers for those interested in the compelling questions engendered by the introduction of the social era.  

The Journal encourages submissions by new writers (see submission requirements) and welcomes high-quality content on the practical, philosophical, scientific and human interest insights on the following subjects: 

  • social media 
  • social marketing 
  • customer relation management (Social CRM)
  • social business
  • electronic commerce
  • social shopping
  • social advertising
  • social media optimization®
  • reinvented search engine optimization (SEO) including Semantic Search (David Amerland, one of the founders of SynaptIQ+, wrote the book on Semantic Search).
  • algorithmic analysis of any or all aspects of the Internet
  • online learning and teaching
  • legal issues related to the Web
  • online identity and reputation
  • ethics of social business
  • cyber security
  • climate change
  • politics related to a wired world
  • psychology of social era 
  • social era culture
  • social era manners
  • social era art
  • social era understanding of human rights
  • personal experience of the paradoxes of our social era
You can see an example of an issue here;


Besides academic and fiction writing, one of my life's goals is to make online learning better than land-based. Why? Because online learning is coming! Probably faster than we can now imagine. I have had some success in making online learning better than land-based, so? I think we can succeed if we work hard at it.  I am an experienced (over ten years) course designer and am happy to help those who are starting out.

Information is not knowledge:  engaging learners with information so that they become enthusiastic about knowledge is at the heart of great course design!

My strongest technical expertise is in Teaching, Research, WritingEditing, Publishing and Instructional Design

Send query letters for publication of books or submissions to The Journal for Social Era Knowledge to


The background photo above is from a home I visited in Vouvay, France.


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More about Meg Tufano:

I attended St. John’s College (Great Books), and received my B.A. from The University of Toronto. My M.A. is from Antioch University. Both of my academic degrees are in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus on philosophy and psychology.

I am a novelist, my book which won The Tennessee Writer's 'Best Novel Award' published by S+™ is available for purchase here.
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I designed and developed one of the most successful online humanities courses in the world and helped found a think-tank, an academic journal & publishing house.
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  • Antioch University Midwest
    M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, 1998 - 2000
  • University of Toronto
    B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies
  • St. John's College, Great Books
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Dramatic Arts
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Bye bye cars! ...Yep, a tree blew UPHILL and our cars are toast... But we are fine. 100 mph winds. 15 minutes... Shazam!
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+Meg Tufano oh, wow, it was closer than I understood. So grateful you are both still here. Life is so fragile. That movie you referenced is the most enjoyable thing for a middle aged woman to watch, wasn't it?
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Good news!!!!
Study: Antarctic ozone hole begins to 'heal'

+Washington Post: The ozone hole over Antarctica has finally begun to "heal,” according to a study newly released in the journal Science.

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It's a rare, and striking, piece of good news about the global environment.
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True Night
True night starts when sun 18 degrees below horizon

Latest twilight 40 degrees N. tonight:
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Yes, and? I hear that sunrise is similar.
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For +George Kozi 😂
And so we meet again. I know I've said this before, but this time I mean it – this is easily, without question, the worst New York Times marriage announcement to date. The amount of submissions I got expressing reader disdain for this couple was so overwhelming that I had to bring this series out…
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+George Kozi ;') I know what you mean!
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Mine too+Meg Tufano
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Bye cars! <sigh>
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hellooo did you get my mail to you MEG
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+Anne-Marie Clark Here's one that goes under the "Truth is Stranger than Fiction" category!" In spite of the fact that the prosecutor had just warned the judge that his ruling was premature, Justice Berry then reiterated his verdict, saying, “I still find him guilty.”"
[EcoWatch Editor’s note: In October 2014, over massive citizen opposition and in spite of serious health and safety concerns raised by independent scientists, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave final approval to Houston-based Crestwood Midstream to expand gas storage in unlined salt caverns along the shores of Seneca Lake in the heart of New York’s wine country. The caverns are left over from a century of salt mining.
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+Meg Tufano I've got the perfect 3-second video for this.
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From the wisdom of +Laura Gibbs for my first collection post...

Little boxes made of ticky-tacky
Little boxes on the hillside
Little boxes all the same
There's a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they're all made out of ticky-tacky
And they all look just the same

And the people in the houses
All went to the university
Where they were put in boxes
And they came out all the same...
I've been working this summer on a demo course in our new Canvas space, using examples of live content so that I don't edit anything in Canvas; I use real tools on the real Internet — Twitter, Diigo, Pinterest, Flickr, etc. —...
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Thanks, +cobalt please ! What's weird is that I do believe in consistency, clarity, all that good stuff... but this enforced sameness is just the opposite in a sense. Instead of developing their own sense of style, people are being forced to wear something that doesn't fit... and not polishing their own design skills in the process. Ouch.
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The Plot Against Trains - The New Yorker

This week’s horrific Amtrak derailment renewed arguments about Americans’ failure to build for the common good.

Those who can

IMAGINE a job where excellence does nothing to improve your pay or chances of promotion, and failure carries little risk of being sacked. Yo

From "Open" to Justice #OpenCon2014

Here are the transcript and slides from the talk I gave this morning at OpenCon 2014. I was a little nervous as to how well this would be re

MegTufanoWinter2013 - SynaptIQ+ Social Era Knowledge

The Journal for Social Era Knowledge Meg Tufano, Editor-in-Chief Publisher, S+™ Author of "The Deep Dark Web, The NSA, and Personal Privacy:

Wide Lawns and Narrow Minds: Back to School: The 70s vs. Today, A Lot ha...

Take the kids downtown to go shopping at Sears for back to school clothes the last week of August. Get everyone a new pair of corduroys and

James Risen calls Obama 'greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation'

• Journalist refuses to reveal source of story about CIA operation • President’s support for press freedom called ‘hypocritical’

Hack Education Weekly News: Carpe Diem

RIP Robin Williams and RIP Michael Brown – my god, this week has been so painful. Education Law and Politics. “Education Department Awards 4

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Payday loan lenders are the most prevalent business in the U.S. – moreso than even Starbucks or McDonalds. This boggled John Oliver's mind.

Tales of the cities: the progressive vision of urban America | Gary Youn...

A union leader is being hailed as a possible mayor in Chicago while elsewhere mayors are pursuing policies Obama has been unable to enact on

SynaptIQ+ Social Era Knowledge

Homepage for SynaptIQ+, The think tank for social era knowledge. Access to business and educational consultants, a library of resources for

Iran Hawk Lindsey Graham Says We Need to Work With Iran to Fix Iraq

Sen. Lindsey Graham shocked and confused many by imploring the United States to work with Iran to stabilize Iraq. Just last year, Graham pus

digitallibraryderrickwlodarz - SynaptIQ+ Social Era Knowledge

How the Digitial Revolution Saved the Library by Derrick Wlodarz, edited by Meg Tufano for The Journal for Social Era Knowledge, Spring 2014

Writing Tip: Seven Common Weaknesses You Can Fix in Your Non-fiction Wri...

I have worked on so many non-fiction books that I sometimes feel like a family doctor who has cared for so many patients he can diagnose a p

When did mass shootings become so frighteningly mundane in America? | Su...

Isla Vista. Seattle. Las Vegas. Now Troutdale. The summer of 2014 has killing everywhere, and we've yet to reach the equinox

#YesAllWomen and Ed-Tech Conferences, or Why ISTE is Unsafe

#YesAllWomen in ed-tech. Earlier this week, Ariel Norling published an incredibly brave article — an incredibly difficult to read article —

How Search Works - The Story – Inside Search – Google

Search starts with the web. It's made up of over 60 trillion individual pages and it's constantly growing. Google navigates the web by crawl

Westerners Fighting in Syria Could Pose a Terrorist Future Threat at Home

This week, an American Islamists who has been fighting with an al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria perpetrated a suicide strike, the first to be

Don't regulate professors' tweets | Al Jazeera America

University social media policies don't just quell free speech, they impede scholars' ability to grow

Preferred Pest & Turf Management showed up on time, were thorough in their evaluation of the pest issues, charged a reasonable price for their service, were vigilant even though there was no supervision by me. Moreover, they were polite, respectful and know what they are doing. I have built 27 houses and I have never dealt with a better pest control service. Meg Tufano Knoxville, TN
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