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.

December 2017 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 5 college lectures:
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Book Reading NEW!

Recorded 23 insights from books I'm reading:
  • Heute gibt es einen jahrhundertealten Begriff aus ...
  • Das PSM von Homo sapiens (phänomenalen Selbstmodel...
  • Little by little for centuries, Americans have giv...
  • By my reckoning, the more or less solidly reality-...
  • Various fantasy constituencies in the United State...
  • Fantasyland isn't only a matter of falsehoods ferv...
  • People treating real life like fantasy and taking ...
  • The advice given by the 15th century Italian schol...
  • Hackers don't worry about the government spying on...
  • Have you ever noticed that when you sit down to wr...
  • But patents may not provide much protection. Compe...
  • A startup is like a mosquito. A bear can absorb a ...
  • You'd think that a company about to buy you would ...
  • The fallen world described by the Christian religi...
  • Humanism dictates that our feelings provide meanin...
  • People feel bound by democratic elections only whe...
  • Whereas liberals tiptoe around the minefield of cu...
  • Christianity, for example, spread the hitherto her...
  • In addition to social and ethical reforms, Christi...
  • he seems to me equal to gods that man whoever he ...
  • Fundamentalism purposefully and relentlessly force...
  • Johann Gottfried Herder did not expect the people ...
  • Schiller, probably more than Goethe, was much affe...

Tech Learning

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Recorded 104 Flashcards from MOOC lectures:
  • At all times (FRENCH)
  • In a shart article (FRENCH)
  • In addition to emergency relief (FRENCH)
  • It's hard to date (FRENCH)
  • Prior authorization of the king (FRENCH)
  • The League of Education (FRENCH)
  • The subject is then caught in a perplexity (FRENCH)
  • They will have a responsibilility (FRENCH)
  • This lack of historical perspective is a hindrance (FRENCH)
  • To help the poor (FRENCH)
  • To help us understand the concrete nature (FRENCH)
  • To stop poverty (FRENCH)
  • We even have an edict (FRENCH)
  • a context of social upheaval (FRENCH)
  • a famous annual action (FRENCH)
  • a slight climb towards the middle (FRENCH)
  • a weighing of interests (FRENCH)
  • all the confessions (FRENCH)
  • already arrested (FRENCH)
  • although we do not know for certain the reasons for its composition (FRENCH)
  • and that of others (FRENCH)
  • antituberculous patch (FRENCH)
  • as a teacher (FRENCH)
  • as evidenced by the creation of new foundations (FRENCH)
  • as long as we practice tragedy (FRENCH)
  • as part of the forum (FRENCH)
  • as part of this MOOC (FRENCH)
  • as the upstream of ethics (FRENCH)
  • at a tolerable threshold (FRENCH)
  • build (FRENCH)
  • by contributions but also by taxation (FRENCH)
  • demands (FRENCH)
  • does not prevent us from having the illusion (FRENCH)
  • during the first week (FRENCH)
  • epic (FRENCH)
  • erected (FRENCH)
  • financied by taxes (FRENCH)
  • first moral feelings (FRENCH)
  • flexibilities are granted (FRENCH)
  • frame this philanthropy (FRENCH)
  • free itself from passions (FRENCH)
  • gifts and legacies of wealthy individuals (FRENCH)
  • in many ways giving them tools (FRENCH)
  • in our relationship to knowledge (FRENCH)
  • in verse (FRENCH)
  • instead of relieving only the effects (FRENCH)
  • intended to be sung (FRENCH)
  • is involved in our daily lives (FRENCH)
  • is questioned (FRENCH)
  • it is otherwise (FRENCH)
  • it restores equality (FRENCH)
  • key word (FRENCH)
  • likelihood (FRENCH)
  • management excesses (FRENCH)
  • my annoying idea hurts someone (FRENCH)
  • particularly targeted (FRENCH)
  • playwrights (FRENCH)
  • programs of entrance examinations (FRENCH)
  • recreation (FRENCH)
  • religious opinions in this case (FRENCH)
  • rich and powerful members (FRENCH)
  • sees the birth of a new generation (FRENCH)
  • taking into account the question of power (FRENCH)
  • that insure the distribution of property (FRENCH)
  • the culmination of mistrust of central power (FRENCH)
  • the elite fears an uprising of the people (FRENCH)
  • the feudal lords (FRENCH)
  • the foundation (FRENCH)
  • the idea of challenge (FRENCH)
  • the ideas with collide (FRENCH)
  • the plagues that affect humanity (FRENCH)
  • the production (FRENCH)
  • the pulpit (FRENCH)
  • the question of violence arises (FRENCH)
  • the relation to oneself (FRENCH)
  • they were bubbling with ideas (FRENCH)
  • they will be subject to increasing control of royal power (FRENCH)
  • this first interview (FRENCH)
  • this learning to think (FRENCH)
  • this mistrust (FRENCH)
  • this squirrel (FRENCH)
  • this will continue (FRENCH)
  • thwart (FRENCH)
  • to address our actions (FRENCH)
  • to approach kinds of visions (FRENCH)
  • to help the poor and the sick (FRENCH)
  • to make this weighing of interests on equally valid moral standards (FRENCH)
  • to our achievements (FRENCH)
  • to think for oneself one must learn to think (FRENCH)
  • to weave together (FRENCH)
  • to which I will return in a moment (FRENCH)
  • unable to provide (FRENCH)
  • under the pen of (FRENCH)
  • unequal sharing (FRENCH)
  • usually paid to the lords (FRENCH)
  • we cannot exceed twelve (FRENCH)
  • we must agree on the word (FRENCH)
  • we want to rise to the status (FRENCH)
  • which brings us back again to Aristotle (FRENCH)
  • which is part of his attempt to restore Hellenism (FRENCH)
  • who dream of imposing (FRENCH)
  • who want to redeem their sins and obtain salvation (FRENCH)
  • will be very widely shared (FRENCH)
  • will make his death even more cruel (FRENCH)
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
la complexité est partie prenante dans nos vies quotidiennes
nous avons des difficultés à sortir de systèmes de pensée binaire
à envisager les incertitudes de notre quotidien pour aborder... view all notes
Friday, December 8, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
la critique philosophique du christianisme
les Actes des apôtres, au chapitre 17
Paul, de passage à Athènes, est interpellé par des philosophes stoïciens et épicuriens qui lui demandent de justifier les idées qu'il professe
c'est la première fois dans la littérature la mise en scène d'une confrontation entre le chrétien et les philosophes
quatre philosophes composaient des traités contre les chrétiens... view all notes
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005)
la question éthique ne naît pas d'autre chose que d'une révolte devant l'injustice
comme enfant les premiers sentiments moraux que nous avons eus
des révoltes devant l'injustice
un partage inégal... view all notes
Monday, December 25, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
les textes en vers
ce n'est pas des vers simplement pour faire joli
c'est parce que le théâtre est conçu comme une dimension particulière de la poésie
il y a le sonnet, l'ode
les genres qui relèvent strictement du domaine de la poésie... view all notes
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
la philanthropie a une longue histoire
mais en lisant dans les journaux, on a l'impression que
le sujet est nouveau en France
la philanthropie est un phénomène américain ou anglo-saxon
ce manque de recul historique est un frein à la compréhension du présent et de l'avenir... view all notes
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