My name is Edward Tanguay.
I have a Bachelors degree in Philosophy, a Masters in Education, and am currently working as a web developer in Berlin, Germany.

I watch over 200 college-level MOOC lectures per year in subjects such as history , psychology, science, religion, art, philosophy, and IT development in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian, and record my notes here.
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The primary goal of this Learn Tracker project is to build a web site which serves as one place to record the notes of everything that I am learning from MOOC classes, to foreign languages, to useful code examples and technical how-to notes, so that I not only have an overview of what I have learned, but can search and recall these notes at any time.

The secondary goal of this Learn Tracker project is to work together with companies, universities, and MOOC providers to build software that allows employees, students, and learners to record what they are learning in an efficient way so that it serves not only as (1) a record of what they have learned, but also (2) a place for them to review and search what they have learned.

Since January 2013, I have watched and recorded notes on over 300 MOOC lectures from over 30 different courses in both English and French, and have watched and recorded notes and flashcards on over 50 foreign language videos in Italian, French and Spanish. (I am curently still adding notes I took from 2013 and plan to be caught up by the end of January 2014.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 yesterday
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT, University of Rochester
the rise of alternative rock in the 1990s was sparked by the commercial success of Nirvana's album Nevermind in 1991
a breakthrough album of alternative rock
similar to the Beatles appearing the Ed Sullivan show in 1964
this watershed event of Nevermind didn't come all at once
arose out of the indies rock seen of the 1980s and hardcore punk seen... view all notes
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE RISE OF SUPERHEROES AND THEIR IMPACT ON POP CULTURE, Smithsonian Institute
changes from WWII comic from the Golden Age to post-WWII
genres
DC Comics had their big six
Superman
Sandman... view all notes
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
LA COMMEDIA DI DANTE, Università della Svizzera italiana
la Commedia è un poema corale
si compone di moltissime voci
una in particolare acquisisca una importanza speciale ed è quella di Dante
del pellegrino, del viaggiatore, del personaggio che dice "io"
questo personaggio si presenta subito come una figura complessa... view all notes
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
BUDDHISM AND MODERN PSYCHOLOGY , Princeton University
Buddhist meditation is sometimes called a mystical form of enlightenment
William James
there are two hallmarks of a mystic experience
1. noetic
a sense that knowledge has been imparted, that some deep insight has been apprehended... view all notes
Friday, May 19, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
JESUS IN SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION, University of Notre Dame
what hold's true for the identity of Jesus also holds true for those who would be his disciples
"And Jesus called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to them, if any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me, for whoever save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it, for what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?" (Mark 8:34-36)
who Jesus is overlaps rather closely with who the church is
both must take up their cross to fulfill their vocation
chosenness is ordered to the love and service of others... view all notes
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