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.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 today!
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY THROUGH PERFORMANCE, Curtis Institute of Music
over the course of the Baroque period
instrumental music continued to gain independence over vocal music
many of the music works in opera made their way into purely instrumental works
recitative
a style of delivery in operas, oratorios, and cantatas, in which a singer is allowed to adopt the rhythms of ordinary speech... view all notes
Friday, May 26, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
LINGUA E CULTURA ITALIANA: AVANZATA, Wellesley College
avremo delle frasi con un verbo principale
e un verbo secondario, dipendente
che può essere all'indicativo o al congiuntivo
dovremo decidere se bisogna usare l'indicativo o il congiuntivo e decideremo in base al tipo di verbo nella frase principale
le frasi... view all notes
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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
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