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.

November 2013 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 10 college lectures:
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
CALVIN: HISTOIRE ET RÉCEPTION D'UNE RÉFORME, Université de Genève
livre: "Institution de la religion chrétienne"
un traité de théologie
la somme de la théologie réformée
1536 publié d'abord en latin
Calvin jusqu'à l'âge de 27... view all notes
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
for all of the European bullying in the Indian Ocean, they had to adapt to existing institutions
gaining access to the supply of goods that they wanted was very complicated
in the rivalry between the European powers, local traders could use this to their advantage and play them against each other
local traders were making money in this business as well
pepper prices were very high at this time... view all notes
Monday, November 4, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE KENNEDY HALF CENTURY, University of Virginia
Kennedy family was combination of immigrant and success story
grandparents on father's side came over after potato famine in Ireland in 19th century
John Kennedy's father Joe Kennedy first one to make it big
in stock market
sensed stock market crash in 1929 and took his money out before if occurred... view all notes
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
CALVIN: HISTOIRE ET RÉCEPTION D'UNE RÉFORME, Université de Genève
Calvin était à Bâle
1536 il y publie ce texte "Institutio Christianae religionis"
il se rend à Ferrare, Italie, mais à Ferrare, le climat est malsain pour les évangéliques
il repart à Bâle
il voudrait à Strausbourg mais il y a la guerre entre la France et l'Empire, et à Lorraine, que Calvin voulait traverser, est absolument infranchissable... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
three main forces that drove humans to unify: money, empires, and universal religions
the history of money
hunters and gathers had no money
each band hunted, gathered, and manufactured almost everything it needed
they didn't buy and sell anything... view all notes
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
how does money work?
why have people throughout history been willing to trade e.g. a fertile rice field for a number of coral shells?
why are people willing to work for 8-12 hours a day doing things they don't entirely like in order to get at the end of the month a higher number in a field in a database in their bank?
the reason we do this is that we trust the collective imagination that those shells or that higher number in the database will allow us to acquire other products and services that we want
trust is the real raw material from which money has been minted throughout history... view all notes
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
the main direction of humanity since the agricultural revolution has been global unity
during the agricultural revolution 10,000 years ago, the world was divided up into small societies each of which was relatively small and simple
as time went by these small and simple societies combined to make larger, more complex societies until today, the entire world became a single, global, interconnected system
this unification of humankind was driven forward by three main forces:
1. money... view all notes
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
the explosion of world trade created vast pools of wealth
colonization began the accumulation of resources above what was necessary for societies to subsist or survive
no longer did wealth come from the skimming off of what a village could produce
now societies were being constructed primarily for the production of goods for other societies and specializing in this goods
we see this above all in the formation of colonies... view all notes
Monday, November 18, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
CALVIN: HISTOIRE ET RÉCEPTION D'UNE RÉFORME, Université de Genève
Calvin a cassé de Genève en 1538 et il se rendre à Strasbourg
plus du double environ, avec ses 22,000 habitants
une ville où l'humanisme a fleuri
Sébastien Brant (1458-1521)
un humaniste et poète satirique... view all notes
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
CALVIN: HISTOIRE ET RÉCEPTION D'UNE RÉFORME, Université de Genève
la Réforme à Genève est opérée par Calvin
retourne à Genève au mois de septembre 1541
1542 rédaction d'un catéchisme
à Strausbourg, Calvins catéchisme a été publié aussi vite qu'il pouvait être écrit
il y a eu de très nombreuses impressions... view all notes
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