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.

July 2013 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 11 college lectures:
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE MODERN WORLD: GLOBAL HISTORY SINCE 1760, University of Virginia
In 1914, Germany has two different personalities
if you were going to look at the empires whose fears and insecurities were at the root of what happened in 1914, you would also look at:
Austria-Hungarian Empire
Russian Empire
so why look at Germany in particular?... view all notes
Monday, July 22, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING, University of Washington
tips for recording your video
we don't want your head right in the camera, stand back so that viewers can see you walk and move around
audience should see you from the thighs up
make sure lighting is bright enough
close all windows to reduce outside sounds such as sirens or dogs barking... view all notes
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE ATHLETE WITHIN, University of Melbourne
skeletal muscle
actin and myosin filaments interact to generate force
actin
participates in many important cellular processes including muscle contraction, cell division cell signalling, and the establishment and maintenance of cell junctions and cell shape
myosins... view all notes
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A NEW HISTORY FOR A NEW CHINA, 1700-2000, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Max Weber (1864-1920)
German sociologist, philosopher, and political economist whose ideas influenced social theory, social research, and the entire discipline of sociology
studied the religions of China with regard to the apparent non-development of capitalism in the corresponding societies, as well as to their differing forms of social stratification
Imperial China
major dynasties... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL, PART ONE, University of Rochester
how did white teenagers get to listen to rhythm and blues in the early 1950s?
country was still very segregated
African-Americans were largely living in separate towns and neighborhoods than whites
for white kids to go into those parts of town was still largely forbidden by their parents
there wasn't a conscious effort to for rhythm and blues labels to reach white teenagers... view all notes
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE MODERN WORLD: GLOBAL HISTORY SINCE 1760, University of Virginia
Balkan whirlpool
Germany is getting sucked into this area of the world and its issues
the Balkans are "toxically anti-imperialist"
against the Austrian-Hungarian Empire
against the Ottoman Empire... view all notes
Friday, July 26, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE ANCIENT GREEKS, Wesleyan University
Hesiod (750BC-660BC)
around the same time as Homer
one of the first European poets to regard himself as a topic
Hesiod and Homer established Greek religious customs
major source on Greek mythology, farming techniques, early economic thought, archaic Greek astronomy, and ancient time-keeping... view all notes
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE MODERN WORLD: GLOBAL HISTORY SINCE 1760, University of Virginia
it starts with an assassination in Sarajevo
capital of Bosnia
Serbia, to the east, believes it should expand to include much if not all of Bosnia as well as other areas in the Balkans
Serbians are supported by their Slav kindred in the Russian Empire
Bosnians (1878 administrated by and 1908 annexed by Austro-Hungarian Empire) are also backed by the Germans... view all notes
Monday, July 29, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL PHILOSOPHY, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t M√ľnchen
Zeno of Elea (490BC-430BC)
in southern Italy
member of Eleatic School founded by Parmenides
Eleatic School
rejected the epistemological validity of sense experience... view all notes
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE MODERN WORLD: GLOBAL HISTORY SINCE 1760, University of Virginia
all elaborate plans to win the war are failing
vast plans moving millions of men, huge amounts of artillery, careful railway time tables comes to bloody wreckage
war starts out with social unity
management vs. working class now takes a second seat to war-time unity as countries rally to their flags
what did countries expect of WWI?... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING, University of Washington
Why are we doing an impromptu speech?
it is a good model to take to any speech setting where you have to speak without much preparation
the format allows you to quickly put together a speech that is easy to listen to
this is the first speech assignment because it is a base model for the other speeches
has fewer moving parts than the other speeches, but... view all notes
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