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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 today!
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
SCIENCE OF EXERCISE, University of Colorado Boulder
underlying principles in the field of exercise science
provides the foundations that your body must make in response to the physical stress incurred during a single bout of exercise
1. Homeostasis
the tendency of the body to maintain a stable internal environment for cells by narrowly regulating critical variables
pH (acid/base balance)... view all notes
homeostasis, n. the tendency of the body to maintain a stable internal environment for cells by narrowly regulating critical variables, e.g. pH (acid/base balance), oxygen tension, blood glucose concentration, and body temperature  "Any disruption to optimal homeostatic conditions will elicite multiple regulatory responses by the body in an attempt to bring disrupted variables back to normal, for example, when you ascend a high altitude, due to the low oxygen pressure in the inspired air, oxygen levels in your body drop below desired levels, and as a result, your nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and respitory systems make adjustments in an attempt to compensate for this disruption."
Friday, March 16, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT, University of Rochester
musicians who are embracing older styles and making them their own and updating them
Jam Bands
going back to
The Grateful Dead
The Almond Brothers... view all notes
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
Gilgamesh and Enkidu have become friends
go out of the city to slay the monster Humbaba
Humbab is inhabiting and protecting a wild forest
they leave the city to raid the countryside, cut down the forest and slay the monster
particularly in the ancient Near East, the environment is an extremely pervasive factor... view all notes
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
the shrinking of the world more intervisible
including the intervisibiliy of races with each other
many people suggested that the problems of the world came from the fact that there were so many races
others insisted that it was racists who were the problem, since they held these irrational beliefs
i.e. those who didn't subscribe to 18th century philosophical beliefs... view all notes
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
SEXING THE CANVAS: ART AND GENDER, The University of Melbourne
The Sleeping Gypsy (1897)
a mysterious work
has similar themes with The Dream
a recumbent female figure occupies the focal point
part of an exotic landscape... view all notes
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