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, July 23, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
SEXING THE CANVAS: ART AND GENDER, The University of Melbourne
the role the museum plays
museums display a story, a cultural narrative
stories of technical, stylistic, and formal development
from religious art, to secular patronage, to the individualism of modern art
codified spaces for ritual comparable to churches or cathedrals... view all notes
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
LINGUA E CULTURA ITALIANA: AVANZATA, Wellesley College
il dopoguerra
l'Italia era fondamentalmente un paese agricolo
avuto uno sviluppo molto veloce
è stato chiamato il miracolo economico italiano
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT, University of Rochester
many of the bands from the 1980s indie scene went to major labels
ended up on MTV, went on tours
there was some push back on this, e.g. Pearl Jam protested Ticket Master's prices
the indie scene continued
a kind of alternative to the alternative... view all notes
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
ROMAN ARCHITECTURE, Yale University
Pompeii
located in an area called Campania
the area around Naples, south of Rome
small resort town beginning in late first century BC
sister city: Herculaneum... view all notes
Vocabulary:
glitterati, n. the fashionable set of people engaged in show business or some other glamorous activity  "Pompeii was a first-century resort town of people who largely made their money from commerce, and it was a spot favored by the gliterrotti of Rome who used to come down to this area not only to go to Pompeii itself but to establish imperial villas in the vicinity of Pompeii, many of which you can still see today in places like Oplontis and Boscotrecase."
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
CHRISTIANISME ET PHILOSOPHIE DANS L'ANTIQUITÉ, Sorbonne University
la première attitude des chrétiens face à la philosophie celle de l'opposition
qui suppose une distinction entre deux façons d'atteindre la vérité
1. philosophie
serait vouée à l’échec
2. la Révélation contenue dans les Écritures... view all notes
Vocabulary:
philoneikia, n. [φιλονεικία] l'amour du conflit et de la contestation  "Pour les auteurs qui estiment que la philosophie est une invention humaine ou démoniaque, à leurs yeux elle n’est pas une recherche de la vérité, mais une lutte inspirée par le seul plaisir de contredire, une philoneikia, la philosophie ne serait pas une recherche du savoir, mais une recherche de la querelle."
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