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.

August 2014 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 27 college lectures:
Learned 3 vocabulary words:
Learned about 29 people:
Corrected 18 misspelling:
focussed, Kruschev, detinated, clinicly, preditory, reminants, guerilla, delimma, priviledge, refering, perfectability, millenium, empoverished, intimitely, chieftans, tenament, rigourous, Mitterand
Recorded 421 Flashcards from MOOC lectures:
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Friday, August 1, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
LEARNING HOW TO LEARN, University of California, San Diego
examples of bringing ideas from diffuse mode into focus mode
Salvador Dalí
would fall asleep in his chair with his keys dangling in his hands
when he began dreaming his grasp would relax and he would drop his keys
the keys falling to the floor would wake him up... view all notes
hypnagogia, n. [hip-na-GOH-jee-ah] the experience of the transitional state from wakefulness to sleep  "Edison was utilizing what was named hypnagogia, a variety of states that can be experienced as we hang onto consciousness while moving towards sleep."
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
1958-1962: the years of maximum crisis during the Cold War
1957: Sputnik
the curtain raiser for this four-year period
USSR demonstrates its ability to launch heavy missiles and put things into space
October 4, 1957: Sputnik... view all notes
Gary Powers (1929-1977)
American CIA pilot whose spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over Soviet Union airspace, causing the 1960 U-2 incident
  • he ejected, plane crashed almost fully intact
  • was held in Vladimir Central Prison, 100 miles east of Moscow, developed a good rapport with Russian prisoners there
  • 1962 exchanged on the Glienicke Brücke
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
cyborg engineering
combining organic and inorganic parts such as a human with bionic hands
in a sense all of us are cyborgs today since our natural senses and functions are supplemented and improved by eyeglasses, pace-makers, synthetic teeth, plastic hips, or metal screws in our joints
however, in the future, this process is likely to go much further
we are likely to have inorganic devices connected directly to our brains and our nervous systems, devices that will become inseparable from us and that will change our abilities, desires, personalities and identities... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
as the Ming Dyansty ends, China does not follow the fate of India
India faced a slow corrosion to Mugal authority
the new Qing dynasty that was created in China in the wake of the Manchu invasions (1627, 1636)
China was in many respects the world's superpower at the time
the Ming dynasty fadedsuperpower... view all notes
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
four regions of the world into the 1960s
Southeast Asia
communism vs. non-communism is an issue all over Southeast Asia
Communist North Vietnam is trying to help South Vietnamese dissidents overthrow the South Vietnamese government
Malaysia and Indonesia also have communist parties... view all notes
Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933-2011)
Nigerian military officer and politician, the leader of the breakaway Republic of Biafra from 1967 to 1970
  • Nigerian politician from 1983 to 2011
  • served as the military governor of the Eastern Region of Nigeria in 1966
  • educated in England
  • attractive to the west
Ngo Dinh Diem (1901-1963)
First president of South Vietnam (1955–1963)
  • accruing considerable US support due to his staunch anti-communism
  • in 1955 won 600,000 votes from an electorate of 450,000
  • a Roman Catholic, Diem's policies toward the Republic's Montagnard natives and its Buddhist majority were met with protests
  • lost the backing of his US patrons and was assassinated in a coup d'état
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
la doctrine de la prédestination
Calvin est principalement le théologien de la prédestination
pour quelques théologiens ce serait la thématique centrale dans sa pensée
pour d'autres, la doctrine de la prédestination n'est qu'un détail de sa pensée, sans importance majeure
en fait la doctrine de la prédestination se trouve, en effet, dans le troisième livre de l'Institution, et pas au début de ce troisième livre, mais tout à la fin, ou presque à la toute fin, chapitres 21 à 24... view all notes
Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834)
Un théologien protestant et un philosophe allemand
  • la doctrine n'est pas une vérité révélée par Dieu, mais la formulation faite par des hommes de la conscience qu'ils ont de Dieu
  • véritable fondateur de l'herméneutique moderne
Karl Barth (1886-1968)
Un théologien et pasteur protestant suisse
  • considéré comme l'une des personnalités majeures de la théologie chrétienne du XXe siècle, toutes confessions confondues
  • toute son oeuvre est une protestation contre les tentatives humaines pour instrumentaliser Dieu en l'identifiant à une cause ou à une doctrine
Friday, August 8, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
EGIPTOLOGÍA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
el cuarto milenio antes de Cristo
las tres etapas centrales de la historia de Egipto
Reino Antiguo
Reino Medio
Reino Nuevo... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, The University of Melbourne
the tension between the center and the provinces
this tensions is crucial in understanding the course of the French Revolution and its outcomes
subsistence poly-culture
no national or international market as there is today... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
EMERGENCE OF LIFE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
what does science provide us?
Socrates (470BC-399BC)
one of the great heroes of scientific endeavor
society was hierarchical
Socrates employed critical free thought to this hierarchical society and its ideas... view all notes
Ptolomeo II Filadelfo (308-246 BC)
El segundo faraón de la dinastía ptolemaica en Egipto, amante e impulsor de las ciencias y las artes
  • Ptolomeo fue un rey melancólico
  • poco diestro en la guerra al contrario que su padre
  • muy hábil diplomático
  • nombre en Inglés: "Ptolemy II Philadelphus"
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
middle of 1960s Cold War begins to decay
settles into its second decade
relations become routine
both sides stepped back from the brink of the Cuban Missile Crisis
both sides seem to want to make the conflict just a part of ordinary life... view all notes
Liu Shaoqi (1898-1969)
President of the People's Republic of China from 1959 to 1968, during which he implemented policies of economic reconstruction in China
  • fell out of favor in the 1960s because Mao viewed him as a threat to his power
  • 1968 disappeared from public life and was labelled China's premier 'Capitalist-roader' and a traitor
  • died under harsh treatment in late 1969
Monday, August 11, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
PENSAMIENTO CIENTÍFICO, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
periodos históricos
la Edad Antigua concluyó con la caída del Imperio romano
la edad moderna comenzó con la caída de Constantinopla, el descubrimiento de América y el Renacimiento
Edad Antigua
se desarrollaron métodos para la preservación y propagación del conocimiento... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
plusieurs institutions de l'ordre juridique international ont favorisé l'internationalisation des droits de l'homme
1. la lutte contre la traite des esclaves et contre l'esclavage
au dix-neuvième siècle, à l'élargissement du cercle des destinataires des droits de l'homme
elle n'a pas été confinée au sein des États, elle a aussi eu une dimension internationale
sur le plan international, cette lutte s'est poursuivie en deux temps... view all notes
Avicena (980-1037)
Un médico, filósofo, científico y polímata persa qui scribió cerca de trescientos libros sobre diferentes temas, predominantemente de filosofía y medicina
  • sus textos más famosos son El libro de la curación y El canon de medicina
  • sus discípulos le llamaban el tercer Maestro, después de Aristóteles y Al-Farabi
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
19th century Middle East
population approximately 30 million
Iran: 6 million
Ottoman territories: 24 million
Egypt: 3.5 million... view all notes
Friday, August 15, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, The University of Melbourne
17th century France had many characteristics of an older France
hundreds of years of state building had allowed many regional exceptions and exemptions and particularities to develop in terms of administration
characterized by local authorities and regional ties
this continually frustrated royal government to run an efficient kingdom
but these conditions can't be said to have caused the French Revolution... view all notes
coxcomb, n. a vain and conceited man, a dandy  "The somewhat notorious lover of Julie de Lespinasse, Guibert, a cold-hearted coxcomb of some talent, certainly paid her addresses."
Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783)
Mathematician and until 1759 he was co-editor with Denis Diderot of the Encyclopédie
  • studied the problem of a vibrating string such as that of a musical instrument (d'Alembert's formula)
  • 1746, elected to the Berlin Academy
  • in his most famous work, Traité de dynamique, he developed his own laws of motion
  • as a known unbeliever in the religion of the time, D'Alembert was buried in a common unmarked grave
Jean Calas (1698-1762)
Merchant in Toulouse, France, famous for having been the victim of a biased trial due to his being a Protestant
  • in France, he is a symbol of religious intolerance
  • Voltaire began a campaign to get Calas' sentence overturned
  • Voltaire's efforts were successful: king Louis XV received the family, and had the sentence annulled in 1764.
Madame de Staël (1766-1817)
A French woman of letters who organized salons for the philosophes of the Enlightenment
  • one of Napoleon's principal opponents
  • celebrated for her conversational eloquence
Marquis de Condorcet (1743-1794)
French philosophe who advocated a liberal economy, free education, and equal rights for women and other races
  • died a mysterious death in prison after a period of flight from French Revolutionary authorities
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
large bureaucracies produced by the Cold War began show signs of inefficiencies
socialist economy models were beginning to show signs of erosian
the feeling that both socialist and capitalist governments were become too big, bureaucratic entities engaged in a military competition
the inflation of 1970s
governments are spending and printing too of money... view all notes
adjudicate, v. give a judicial decision  "The realistic path for the superpowers was to adjudicate the conflicts and disputes among themselves."
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)
Russian novelist, historian who helped to raise global awareness of Soviet Union's forced labor camps
  • wrote "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich"
  • was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974 but returned to Russia in 1994 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union
Monday, August 18, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
PENSAMIENTO CIENTÍFICO, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
la revolución científica
hubo muchos eventos que marcaron el inicio de la Edad Moderna
la caída de Constantinopla
motivó la exploración de rutas alternas hacia Oriente
lo cual llevo al descubrimiento y a la colonización de América, inicialmente por España y Portugal... view all notes
Andrés Vesalio (1514-1564)
Un anatomista Bélgica y considerado el fundador de la anatomía moderna
  • uno de los libros más influyentes sobre anatomía humana
  • él basó sus estudios anatómicos en la observación directa
  • rechazando algunos errores anatómicos presentes en la obra de Galeno
Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827)
Un astrónomo, físico y matemático francés a veces referido como el Newton de Francia
  • compartió la doctrina filosófica del determinismo científico
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
Egypt's imperial presence in the late 2nd millennium
this is the New Kingdom Period 1550-1077
Thutmose III (1479 - 1425 BC)
has been called the Napoleon of ancient Egypt
greatest military leader in Egyptian history... view all notes
Thutmose III (1479-1425 BC)
Greatest military leader in Egyptian history
  • no record of him ever losing a battle
  • has been called the Napoleon of ancient Egypt
  • made Canaan into one of his imperial possessions, a province in his vast empire
  • extended kingdom into modern Turkey, into the Hittites
  • initiated the Pax Aegyptica
Amenhotep III (1400-1351 BC)
Ninth pharaoh in 18th century dynasty, reign was a period of unprecedented prosperity and artistic splendor
  • Egypt reached the peak of its artistic and international power
  • his son was Akhenaten
Akhenaten (1380-1334 BC)
Tenth pharaoh of the 18th dynasty who abandoned polytheism and introduced monotheistic worship centered on the Aten
  • his queen was Nefertiti
  • father of Tutankhamun (King Tut)
Nefertiti (1370-1330 BC)
the Great Royal Wife (chief consort) of Akhenaten, the pair known for introducing monotheism to Egypt
  • bust is in the Egyptian museum in Berlin
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
17th century
spaces in Afro-Eurasia began to be filled in by competing empires
colonization of distant lands increased this velocity
particularly after:
1644 China: beginning of Qing dynasty... view all notes
James Cook (1728-1779)
British explorer, navigator, cartographer, achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian islands
  • captain in the Royal Navy
  • three voyages
Friday, August 22, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
EGIPTOLOGÍA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
la piedra de Palermo
se guarda hoy en el Museo de Palermo en Sicilia
nadie sabe muy bien como llegó hasta ahí
es un documento de una importancia excepcional
es un fragmento... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, The University of Melbourne
what were people in 18th century France reading?
this work had a price that only a thin section of society could hope to afford
his most radical and revolutionary works were not comparatively popular... view all notes
Rey Den (2914-2867 BC)
El primer faraón que ostenta el título de rey del Alto y Bajo Egipto
  • se encontraron numerosos objetos en su tumba, incluyendo una tablilla donde aparece cumpliendo ritos religiosos destinados a repetir la coronación, Heb Sed, y por tanto, renovar el poder real
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
deux domaines des droits
1. les droits de l'homme
2. droit international humanitaire
droit international humanitaire
autres noms... view all notes
Hugo Grotius (1583-1645)
Un juriste des Pays-Bas qui posa les fondements du droit international
  • il fut aussi philosophe, apologiste chrétien, dramaturge, et poète
Henri Dunant (1828-1910)
Un homme d'affaires humaniste suisse qui a fondé la Croix-Rouge
  • pendant un voyage d'affaires en juin 1859, il se trouve à proximité de la ville italienne de Solférino et découvre les dégâts humains de la bataille qui s’y déroula
Monday, August 25, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
300 years after the fall of the Egyptian New Kingdom
the states of Israel and Judah to take shape
also Aram Damascus, Ammon, Moab, and Edom
at fall of New Kingdom (1050BC)
the reforms of Akhenaten had drawn Egypt out of international affairs... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
communities and networks
artists and creative people need communities and networks in order to flourish
the history of much of modern art is a history of people who either found their community and their networks or they didn't
this wasn't always the case
Still Life with Oysters, a Silver Tazza, and Glassware... view all notes
Ramesses II (1303-1213 BC)
The "Great Ancestor" pharaoh who reasserted Egyptian control in the north over Canaan and in the south into Nubia
  • often regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire
  • third pharaoh of the 19th dynasty
Ramesses III (1217-1155 BC)
The last great New Kingdom king to wield any substantial authority over Egypt
  • 2nd Pharaoh of the 20th Dynasty
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
direction of global economy in 1970s
the social democracy model failing
the model of big companies, big government, big unions doesn't seem to be working culturally or economically
capitalism being questioned
1975, Time Magazine cover, "Can Capitalism Survive?"... view all notes
Enrico Berlinguer (1922-1984)
An Italian politician and national secretary of the Italian Communist Party
  • broke with the Soviets over the invasion of Afghanistan
  • came close to taking power in Italy in a free election
Edward Heath (1916-2005)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974, bitterly denounced by Thatcher
  • was going to take on inflation, take on the labor unions
  • 1972 throws up his hands and increased spending and inflation
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
the 18th century brought about a blurring of the relationships between collecting and conquest
Robert Clive
as Captain Cook was an icon of discovery, Robert Clive was an icon of discovery in its relationship with conquest, particularly in Bengal
rose up through the ranks of the East-India Company
Battle of Plassey (1757)... view all notes
Robert Clive (1725-1774)
British officer who established the military and political supremacy of the East India Company in Bengal
  • credited with securing India, and the wealth that followed, for the British crown
  • together with Warren Hastings he was one of the key early figures in the creation of British India
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
PENSAMIENTO CIENTÍFICO, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
la Edad Contemporánea
se dieron avances vertiginososo en la generación de conocimiento
han transformado nuestra sociedad
la Revolución industrial
la Revolución Francesa... view all notes
Edwin Hubble (1889-1953)
Astrónomo famoso principalmente por la creencia general de que en 1929 había demostrado la expansión del universo midiendo el corrimiento al rojo de galaxias distantes
  • uno de los más importantes astrónomos estadounidenses del siglo XX
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
first two noble truths
the bad news and good news respectively
the bad news is that life is full of unsatisfactoriness
the good news is that we have at least isolated the cause: craving, clinging to things that don't last
third and fourth noble truth... view all notes
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