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.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
PHENOMENOLOGY AND THE CONSCIOUS MIND, Trinity College
you start listening to a song, e.g. the Beatles song, "Hey Jude"
after it starts, the beginning is sinking into the immediate past
each moment of the song is, in time, a separate and discreet event
each word is a separate event
when we hear the word "Hey", every bit of us pulls towards the next word in the song, "Jude"... view all notes
Monday, April 17, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
JESUS IN SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION, University of Notre Dame
both Jesus and Israel are considered God's beloved and first-born son
in Genesis, this title is a challenge
"Human nature is not constituted so as to facilitate the acceptance of chosenness. The one chosen is sorely tempted to interpret his special status as a mandate for domination."
some think that this hurdle which is so present in the Old Testament will not be present in the New Testament
the disciples are just as much in the dark about chosenness as the twelve sons of Jacob were... view all notes
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE EUROPEAN DISCOVERY OF CHINA, Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona
the classical world had provided a mythical name for the Western end of Eurasia
Europa was the name of a Phoenician princess abducted by Zeus, named Europe
a Mediterranean myth
Zeus comes and abducts the princess and brings her back to Crete
sex and sea intermingled with the everlasting appeal of beauty and the beast... view all notes
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
latter half of the 19th century
a long Victorian boom
represented a dynamic of a great production and circulation of plenty
new ideas
effervescence... view all notes
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
CHRISTIANISME ET PHILOSOPHIE DANS L'ANTIQUITÉ, Sorbonne University
le christianisme devait une partie importante de son succès à sa doctrine
se constitue à travers la production d'une abondante littérature
les écrits du Nouveau Testament
deviennent très vite pour les chrétiens des écrits de référence
textes pastoristiques... view all notes
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