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.
3100+ courses starting
in November 2018
Peruse my collection of 274
influential people of the past.
View My Class Notes via:
Receive My Class Notes via E-Mail:

VIEW ARCHIVE


Contact Me via E-Mail:
edward [at] tanguay.info

Learning Activity by Month:


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, November 25, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
PENSAMIENTO CIENTÍFICO, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
imaginemos una esfera que es mitad blanca y mitad negra
pero sólo podemos observarla desde una perspectiva
entonces de hecho no percibimos una esfera si no un círculo
si tratamos de averiguar de qué color es ese círculo
pues la respuesta dependerá desde la perspectiva desde la cual estemos observando... view all notes
Friday, November 9, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
DESCUBRIENDO LA PINTURA EUROPEA DE 1400 A 1800, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
en el siglo XVII Roma era la capital del arte europeo
muchos pintores viajaron a esa ciudad y algunos permanecieron allí de por vida
Nicolas Poussin y Claudio de Lorena
ambos forman parte de la larga tradición de artistas que se dedicaron a pintar imágenes idealizadas del mundo clásico
Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665)... view all notes
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
RUSSIAN HISTORY: FROM LENIN TO PUTIN, University of California Santa Cruz
the character of the Russian state from its establishment to the pre-revolutionary time
the great dividing line is 1861
the liberation of the serfs
how did serfdom develop and what were the consequences of serfdom
serfdom is the essential social fact of Russian history... view all notes
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
in retrospect, we know that the powers being imagined in 1919 were doomed to failure
we have to resist the temptations to engage in the retrospective fallacy
to read history backward as if people should have known at the time that what they imagined as doomed
Wilson was an optimist
lessons could be learned from the First World War... view all notes
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
SEXING THE CANVAS: ART AND GENDER, The University of Melbourne
in Dupain's photographs of bathers, he shares interests with Cezanne's Bather
for his painting The Bather, Cezanne used photographs to explore how a body moves through space
it's a study of the placement of the body and its placement in the natural world
both returned often to the bather as the subject of their art
1937 The Sunbaker... view all notes
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
in 1918, Woodrow Wilson arrived in France to help put together a peace that would put an end to all wars
worried whether the Russian Revolution could spread
the victors discussed this peace in the shadow of disease and economic troubles
personal tragedy behind the scenes
Woodrow Wilson's daughter Margaret had gotten the influenza... view all notes
Friday, August 31, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
FAKE NEWS, FACTS, AND ALTERNATIVE FACTS, University of Michigan
editors play an important role in how news gets created
many of the other forms of news online and on television today, don't have the same level of editorial norms
e.g. on a blog or a non-traditional news site
might be based on a similar editorial process
but it very well may also simply be written by an unprofessional someone who simply has some particular opinion and wants to sway others' opinions with it... view all notes
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT, University of Rochester
disco at end of 1970s
the disco sucks movement
rock and rollers hated disco
it threatened many of the aspects of the hippy aesthetic
radio stations were changing formats... view all notes
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
DESCUBRIENDO LA PINTURA EUROPEA DE 1400 A 1800, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Guido Reni nació en 1575
forma parte de la primera generación de pintores que desarrollaron gran parte de su carrera en el siglo XVII
se formó en Bolonia
trabajó allí durante la mayor parte de su carrera
también pintó en Roma durante varios años... view all notes
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
POSTWAR ABSTRACT PAINTING, The Museum of Modern Art
title is Latin for heroic and sublime man
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Barnett Newman (1905-1970)
wrote about what an author and theorist could do in the postwar era
what an artist should do with abstraction is to plumb the void... view all notes
show more