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, 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
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
SEXING THE CANVAS: ART AND GENDER, The University of Melbourne
Paul Cezanne's The Bather (1885)
one of Cezanne's most arresting paintings
subtle tones of grey, blue and green
one of the hundreds of paintings Cezanne made around the subject of bathers and bathing
painted bathers throughout his career... view all notes
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
leaders of the world discussed world peace in Versailles
one of the coldest winters in recorded history
millions of people froze to death
in 1918 and 1919 the real killer was disease
pathogens shaped world history... view all notes
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
INTRODUCTION AUX ÉTHIQUES PHILOSOPHIQUES, University of Geneva
John Rawls (1921-2002)
il est dans cet héritage de
la pensée de Kant
la pensée déontologique
de la pensée libérale... view all notes
Friday, June 29, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
MASTERPIECES OF WORLD LITERATURE, Harvard University
the flood story called attention to the Epic of Gilgamesh
the flood story was known from the Bible
the role the flood story plays in Gilgamesh
comes late in the story
feels like an interpolated tale, like a story within a story... view all notes
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
EGIPTOLOGÍA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
el interior de las pirámides de los reyes de la tercera dinastía de la cuarta dinastía y de casi toda la quinta dinastía carece por completo de textos
"Textos de las pirámides"
las cámaras y los corredores de las pirámides de los siguientes faraones se llenan de textos funerarios que conocemos con el nombre de "Textos de las pirámides"
Unis, del último rey de la quinta dinastía
de los reyes de la sexta dinastía, Teti, Pepy I, Merenre y Pepy II... view all notes
Monday, June 11, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
SEXING THE CANVAS: ART AND GENDER, The University of Melbourne
The Dance (1909)
one of Matisse's most celebrated and controversial paintings
a daring foray into avant garde experiment
challenged the principles upon with academic painting was based
emerged from Matisse's informal academy established in 1908... view all notes
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT, University of Rochester
some of the things we see happening in the 90s remind us of things that have happened before in the history of rock music
idols that specifically appeal to a teen audience, especially teen girls
Boyz II Men
from Philadelphia
signed to the Motown label... view all notes
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
after WWI ended, the nations were faced with the task of rebuilding the core at the center of the world system
tried to patch up the differences they had
some envisioned a world that would put an end to the conflicts that had given rise to the First World War
an idea put forth as the war ground down: this should be a war to end all wars
this was the spirit, albeit not well proportioned, of the men who gathered in Versailles in France in 1919... view all notes
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