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.

August 2017 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 8 college lectures:
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Book Reading NEW!

Recorded 20 insights from books I'm reading:
  • It is also of considerable help in maintaining a h...
  • FALLACY OF THE MEAN: The fallacy of the mean consi...
  • Im allgemeinen wird angenommen, reich zu werden se...
  • Humanism grew out of concern our ancient Greek and...
  • Mom and Bob never smiled at each other or said nic...
  • Fiction isn't bad. It is vital. Without commonly a...
  • Stories serve as foundations and pillars of human ...
  • In the last five centuries, modern science certain...
  • The rise of science will make at least some myths ...
  • Da ist einmal wichtig, dass jeder von ihnen dassel...
  • Institutions do not protect themselves. They fall ...
  • Support the multi-party system and defend the rule...
  • The sense of the saying, eternal vigilance is the ...
  • But as the rest of this poem, Book 6 and the journ...
  • The essential claim of the fundamentalist is that ...
  • It is not inappropriate to classify Newton as a mo...
  • Why do people so readily treat objects (flags, cro...
  • Like every other writer on Englishness, I quote Dr...
  • That only a small fraction of colonists survived t...
  • What the writer and colonization promoter Richard ...

Tech Learning

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Recorded 43 Flashcards from MOOC lectures:
  • He tries to show that (FRENCH)
  • It was also found (FRENCH)
  • We have just mentioned (FRENCH)
  • We will know (FRENCH)
  • a great challenge (FRENCH)
  • a place where one meets (FRENCH)
  • a simultaneous decoration (FRENCH)
  • a sort of curtain (FRENCH)
  • alternately (FRENCH)
  • beyond diversity (FRENCH)
  • by folding the reflectors (FRENCH)
  • during the intermission of this change (FRENCH)
  • had borrowed from philosophy (FRENCH)
  • harmful influence of philosophy (FRENCH)
  • how is it that from truth can be born an error (FRENCH)
  • it could lead to (FRENCH)
  • plagiarists (FRENCH)
  • powered by electricity (FRENCH)
  • prevents (FRENCH)
  • reconciliation (FRENCH)
  • renovated (FRENCH)
  • sketches (FRENCH)
  • that God is unbegotten (FRENCH)
  • the abyss (FRENCH)
  • the appeal (FRENCH)
  • the breeding ground of heresy (FRENCH)
  • the chandeliers (FRENCH)
  • the dazzling of the spectator (FRENCH)
  • the question of lighting (FRENCH)
  • the unconscious (FRENCH)
  • they blew out (FRENCH)
  • this approach (FRENCH)
  • this framework (FRENCH)
  • to account for (FRENCH)
  • under the auspices of (FRENCH)
  • which I just mentioned (FRENCH)
  • which is binding on all (FRENCH)
  • which stands out as the simplest explanation (FRENCH)
  • which was thus unveiled (FRENCH)
  • who rely on this (FRENCH)
  • will be based (FRENCH)
  • will try to supplement (FRENCH)
  • with a veil (FRENCH)
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
a new regime practicing old regime tactics
had lost almost half of its territory in a war with the United States in 1848
after 1850s began a process of rebuilding
enjoyed a pattern of export-led growth... view all notes
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
the travel narrative
opens the theological error of Peter in Mark, chapter 8
closes with James and John
the three most important disciples
Jesus takes these three up the mountain where he is dramatically transfigured... view all notes
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
SEXING THE CANVAS: ART AND GENDER, The University of Melbourne
Hilda Rix Nicholas (1884-1961)
Australian artist
1912 visited John Lavery's while visiting his studio in Morocco
one of the first Australian artists to visit Morocco
was in Morocco same time as Henri Matisse (1869-1954)... view all notes
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
when Austen Henry Layard discovered the clay tablets on which Gilgamesh is written, nobody could read them
he brought them back to the British Museum
gradually people start to study them
Sir Henry Rawlinson (1810-1895)
was in the British service in Persia... view all notes
Monday, August 14, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
1784, Kant écrit un petit texte qui s'appelle Réponse à la question qu'est-ce que les Lumières
thèse : pour s'arracher à l'état de minorité, chacun doit pouvoir oser affirmer sa liberté et l'affirmer publiquement dans le débat public
toute société libérale est fondée sur la liberté
une société n'est pas une communauté
une communauté tient par le partage de valeurs communes, par des biens communs, par des buts communs, par des projets communs... view all notes
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
l'éclairage a deux signification
1. un éclairage commun à la scène
2. un éclairage à la salle
dans époque-là on ne savait pas comment éteindre une partie d'un espace
on éclairait tout les lustres ensemble... view all notes
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
les apologies
un genre littéraire dans lequel s'exprime une opposition à la philosophie
les textes hérésiologiques
les réfutations de l'hérésie
c'est le second lieu principal où s'exprime une opposition chrétienne à la philosophie dans l'Antiquité... view all notes
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT, University of Rochester
ways in which heavy metal and alternative were extended in the 1990s
fusion of Rap and Rock
you would often have a rock band, but the singer would rap the lyrics, sometimes singing some of them, sometimes screaming some of them
Rage Against the Machine
helped this rap into rock transformation take hold... view all notes
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