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.

December 2014 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 12 college lectures:
Learned 6 vocabulary words:
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Learned about 6 people:
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Corrected 14 misspelling:
archealogy, intuative, refered, ancestory, Mediterreanean, wholistic, christalize, anthropormorphic, perogatives, disolution, inticing, circumfrence, vassel, Confucious
Recorded 221 Flashcards from MOOC lectures:
  • Another thing I think (FRENCH)
                        
  • In other words (FRENCH)
                        
  • Siamese twins (FRENCH)
                        
  • The first includes (FRENCH)
                        
  • accuracy close to (FRENCH)
                        
  • after the First World War (FRENCH)
                        
  • aims to protect (FRENCH)
                        
  • also addresses international criminal law (FRENCH)
                        
  • assistant professor (FRENCH)
                        
  • basically (FRENCH)
                        
  • becomes the executioner (FRENCH)
                        
  • by granted his rights (FRENCH)
                        
  • can cause conflicts (FRENCH)
                        
  • could you clarify the relationships for us (FRENCH)
                        
  • criminal law (FRENCH)
                        
  • extremely close ties (FRENCH)
                        
  • gave impetus (FRENCH)
                        
  • if appropriate (FRENCH)
                        
  • in quotes (FRENCH)
                        
  • in the most classic sense (FRENCH)
                        
  • international criminal law (FRENCH)
                        
  • international criminal law (FRENCH)
                        
  • is independent from the other (FRENCH)
                        
  • it can be observed (FRENCH)
                        
  • it refers to the question (FRENCH)
                        
  • mass murderer (FRENCH)
                        
  • overall (FRENCH)
                        
  • refer to the jurisprudence of heir colleagues (FRENCH)
                        
  • subsequently (FRENCH)
                        
  • suddenly (FRENCH)
                        
  • thank you very much for these words (FRENCH)
                        
  • that suddenly, in turn (FRENCH)
                        
  • the actors emphasize (FRENCH)
                        
  • they are conveyed (FRENCH)
                        
  • this has been criticized (FRENCH)
                        
  • to expose (FRENCH)
                        
  • we will have to create (FRENCH)
                        
  • which has experienced multiple failures (FRENCH)
                        
  • which is developed by the Allies (FRENCH)
                        
  • which is supposed to protect us (FRENCH)
                        
  • Also (SPANISH)
                        
  • Also (SPANISH)
                        
  • And they are armed with all kinds of weapons (SPANISH)
                        
  • And they are armed with all kinds of weapons (SPANISH)
                        
  • As for the origin (SPANISH)
                        
  • As for the origin (SPANISH)
                        
  • As we said (SPANISH)
                        
  • As we said (SPANISH)
                        
  • But in addition to this reign (SPANISH)
                        
  • But in addition to this reign (SPANISH)
                        
  • But what is intended (SPANISH)
                        
  • But what is intended (SPANISH)
                        
  • From the viewpoint of (SPANISH)
                        
  • From the viewpoint of (SPANISH)
                        
  • I have put for you in a vertical position (SPANISH)
                        
  • I have put for you in a vertical position (SPANISH)
                        
  • In all these areas (SPANISH)
                        
  • In all these areas (SPANISH)
                        
  • It is important to consider (SPANISH)
                        
  • It is important to consider (SPANISH)
                        
  • Not in vain (SPANISH)
                        
  • Not in vain (SPANISH)
                        
  • Returning to the documents (SPANISH)
                        
  • Returning to the documents (SPANISH)
                        
  • The drawing on the upper-right (SPANISH)
                        
  • The drawing on the upper-right (SPANISH)
                        
  • The outline of this (SPANISH)
                        
  • The outline of this (SPANISH)
                        
  • The scene (SPANISH)
                        
  • The scene (SPANISH)
                        
  • The site (SPANISH)
                        
  • The site (SPANISH)
                        
  • These you see her are (SPANISH)
                        
  • These you see her are (SPANISH)
                        
  • This is the case in this document (SPANISH)
                        
  • This is the case in this document (SPANISH)
                        
  • Two of them also appear (SPANISH)
                        
  • Two of them also appear (SPANISH)
                        
  • Upon completion of (SPANISH)
                        
  • We are at the moment (SPANISH)
                        
  • We are at the moment (SPANISH)
                        
  • We know some of these documents (SPANISH)
                        
  • We know some of these documents (SPANISH)
                        
  • a banner (SPANISH)
                        
  • a banner (SPANISH)
                        
  • a fact that really took place (SPANISH)
                        
  • a fact that really took place (SPANISH)
                        
  • a faithful reproduction (SPANISH)
                        
  • a faithful reproduction (SPANISH)
                        
  • a historical fact (SPANISH)
                        
  • a historical fact (SPANISH)
                        
  • although it is not reproduced here (SPANISH)
                        
  • although it is not reproduced here (SPANISH)
                        
  • are replaced by other objects (SPANISH)
                        
  • as well as the temple (SPANISH)
                        
  • battle scenes (SPANISH)
                        
  • battle scenes (SPANISH)
                        
  • below (SPANISH)
                        
  • below (SPANISH)
                        
  • besides being a great hunter (SPANISH)
                        
  • besides being a great hunter (SPANISH)
                        
  • both the red crown and the white crown (SPANISH)
                        
  • both the red crown and the white crown (SPANISH)
                        
  • by virtue of being (SPANISH)
                        
  • by virtue of being (SPANISH)
                        
  • cosmetics mixture (SPANISH)
                        
  • cosmetics mixture (SPANISH)
                        
  • dated at the end of (SPANISH)
                        
  • dated at the end of (SPANISH)
                        
  • depending on the animal hunted (SPANISH)
                        
  • depending on the animal hunted (SPANISH)
                        
  • different areas (SPANISH)
                        
  • different areas (SPANISH)
                        
  • disappear (SPANISH)
                        
  • disappear (SPANISH)
                        
  • divided between (SPANISH)
                        
  • divided between (SPANISH)
                        
  • dressed in the ritual garb (SPANISH)
                        
  • dressed in the ritual garb (SPANISH)
                        
  • due to the decoration (SPANISH)
                        
  • due to the decoration (SPANISH)
                        
  • entwine their necks (SPANISH)
                        
  • entwine their necks (SPANISH)
                        
  • give way to (SPANISH)
                        
  • graves or spaces of worship (SPANISH)
                        
  • graves or spaces of worship (SPANISH)
                        
  • have been acquired on the antiquities market (SPANISH)
                        
  • have been acquired on the antiquities market (SPANISH)
                        
  • have not reached us (SPANISH)
                        
  • have not reached us (SPANISH)
                        
  • held political unification (SPANISH)
                        
  • held political unification (SPANISH)
                        
  • imprecise (SPANISH)
                        
  • imprecise (SPANISH)
                        
  • in the middle of (SPANISH)
                        
  • in the middle of (SPANISH)
                        
  • in the top row (SPANISH)
                        
  • in the top row (SPANISH)
                        
  • is essentially the garb of a former hunter (SPANISH)
                        
  • is essentially the garb of a former hunter (SPANISH)
                        
  • is once again (SPANISH)
                        
  • is once again (SPANISH)
                        
  • kneeling before him (SPANISH)
                        
  • kneeling before him (SPANISH)
                        
  • knife (SPANISH)
                        
  • knife (SPANISH)
                        
  • like the hunter (SPANISH)
                        
  • like the hunter (SPANISH)
                        
  • like this you see here (SPANISH)
                        
  • like this you see here (SPANISH)
                        
  • of what would later be the red crown (SPANISH)
                        
  • of what would later be the red crown (SPANISH)
                        
  • of which Narmer would be the first pharaoh (SPANISH)
                        
  • of which Narmer would be the first pharaoh (SPANISH)
                        
  • of which we will highlight three here (SPANISH)
                        
  • of which we will highlight three here (SPANISH)
                        
  • on both sides (SPANISH)
                        
  • on both sides (SPANISH)
                        
  • on the other hand (SPANISH)
                        
  • on the other hand (SPANISH)
                        
  • opposing cosmic forces (SPANISH)
                        
  • opposing cosmic forces (SPANISH)
                        
  • or perhaps by vegetation (SPANISH)
                        
  • or perhaps by vegetation (SPANISH)
                        
  • prestige goods and materials (SPANISH)
                        
  • prestige goods and materials (SPANISH)
                        
  • procession of boats (SPANISH)
                        
  • procession of boats (SPANISH)
                        
  • that marked the end (SPANISH)
                        
  • that marked the end (SPANISH)
                        
  • that soon embarked on a process (SPANISH)
                        
  • that soon embarked on a process (SPANISH)
                        
  • that took him as far south as (SPANISH)
                        
  • that took him as far south as (SPANISH)
                        
  • the drawing (SPANISH)
                        
  • the drawing (SPANISH)
                        
  • the dual historical state is underway (SPANISH)
                        
  • the dual historical state is underway (SPANISH)
                        
  • the first two to the left (SPANISH)
                        
  • the passages (SPANISH)
                        
  • the ritual attire that the king wore (SPANISH)
                        
  • the ritual attire that the king wore (SPANISH)
                        
  • the second hunter (SPANISH)
                        
  • the second hunter (SPANISH)
                        
  • the tail of a bull (SPANISH)
                        
  • the tail of a bull (SPANISH)
                        
  • they have therefore proposed (SPANISH)
                        
  • they have therefore proposed (SPANISH)
                        
  • this image becomes a synthesis of the other two (SPANISH)
                        
  • this image becomes a synthesis of the other two (SPANISH)
                        
  • throughout history (SPANISH)
                        
  • throughout history (SPANISH)
                        
  • to either side of (SPANISH)
                        
  • to either side of (SPANISH)
                        
  • to ensure control (SPANISH)
                        
  • to ensure control (SPANISH)
                        
  • two halves of the new dual status (SPANISH)
                        
  • two halves of the new dual status (SPANISH)
                        
  • two lions (SPANISH)
                        
  • two lions (SPANISH)
                        
  • was preceded (SPANISH)
                        
  • was preceded (SPANISH)
                        
  • we saw a knife handle (SPANISH)
                        
  • we saw a knife handle (SPANISH)
                        
  • we will discuss (SPANISH)
                        
  • we will discuss (SPANISH)
                        
  • which does not happen in a game of Royal Hunt (SPANISH)
                        
  • which does not happen in a game of Royal Hunt (SPANISH)
                        
  • which from now on will be the red crown (SPANISH)
                        
  • which from now on will be the red crown (SPANISH)
                        
  • which highlight (SPANISH)
                        
  • which is directed toward a series (SPANISH)
                        
  • which is directed toward a series (SPANISH)
                        
  • who charge enemies and destroy fortresses (SPANISH)
                        
  • who charge enemies and destroy fortresses (SPANISH)
                        
  • who is holding the personification (SPANISH)
                        
  • who is holding the personification (SPANISH)
                        
  • whose material culture (SPANISH)
                        
  • whose material culture (SPANISH)
                        
  • you all see the drawing (SPANISH)
                        
  • you all see the drawing (SPANISH)
                        
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
CHINESE THOUGHT: ANCIENT WISDOM MEETS MODERN SCIENCE, University of British Columbia
when dealing with Chinese material, you have to deal with the Romanization problem
Wade-Giles
when you see "Dao" spelled "Tao", that's the Wade-Giles system
D sound = T
T sound = T'... view all notes
Vocabulary:
incontrovertible, adj. not able to be denied or disputed  "Scholars in the West tend to view the Xia dynasty as mythical, we don't have any incontrovertible evidence of the Xia dynasty."
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
KEY CONSTITUTIONAL CONCEPTS AND SUPREME COURT CASES, University of Pennsylvania
Constitution was written in 1787 and ratified in 1788
but that Constitution, the Founders constitution, isn't the one we live under today
in part because of Supreme Court decisions on amendments
how judges should apply old constitutional provisions to modern circumstances is a difficult question
the words of the Constitution are changed through amendments... view all notes
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
DESIGNING CITIES, University of Pennsylvania
1950 was a long time ago
but cities of around 1950 where people went to a single urban center to work, shop, and entertainment are still what many people think cities are or should be
evolution of cities were frozen by
1929 worldwide depression
1939-1945 WWII... view all notes
People:
Jean-Charles Alphand (1817-1891)
French engineer of the Corps des ponts under Napoléon III, participated in the renovation of Paris directed by Baron Haussmann between 1852 and 1870
  • notable accomplishments include: le square du Temple, Avenue de l'Observatoire, Parc Monceau, parc Montsouris, le bois de Vincennes, and bois de Boulogne
  • worked with engineer Eugène Belgrand
  • also worked with landscape architect Jean-Pierre Barillet-Deschamps
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
EGIPTOLOGÍA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
los tres estados incipientes del alto Egipto Predinástico
el reino de Hieracómpolis
el reino de Nagada
el reino de Tinis o Abidos
se unieron muy a principios de Nagada III... view all notes
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
CHINESE THOUGHT: ANCIENT WISDOM MEETS MODERN SCIENCE, University of British Columbia
the individual is tied up in their social role
identified and honored on basis of role, not individual life history
e.g. as ancestry or father or son
not so much concern as individuals qua individuals
visual representation of this... view all notes
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE BIBLE'S PREHISTORY, PURPOSE, AND POLITICAL FUTURE, Emory University
Manasseh of Judah (697-643 BC)
son of Hezekiah
55 year reign
the Bible vilifies him
Judah had a steadfast loyalty to the Assyrian empire... view all notes
People:
King Jeconiah (660-580 BC)
The king of Judah who was dethroned by the King of Babylon and taken into captivity
  • was the son and successor of King Jehoiakim
  • most of what is known about Jeconiah is found in the Hebrew Bible
  • tablets found in Iraq were excavated his Jeconiah's food ration tablets
  • raiders killed his king father, and he reigned for three months
  • seized by Nebuchadnezzar II's armies
  • Nebuchadnezzar's intent was to take high class Judahite captives and assimilate them into Babylonian society
  • while in captivity, the deported Jews still regarded Jeconiah as their legitimate king
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT, University of Rochester
blues rock
as with most modern rock music, Blues rock was grounded in the 60s
easy to see its roots
Rolling Stones and Yardbirds
revived the Chicago Electric Blues tradition as part of the British Invasion... view all notes
Monday, December 22, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
CHINESE THOUGHT: ANCIENT WISDOM MEETS MODERN SCIENCE, University of British Columbia
Zhou dynasty [joh]
followed the Shang dynasty
preceded the Qin dynasty
1046–256 BCE
"The Western Zhou": 1046-771 BCE... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
ANALYZING THE UNIVERSE, Rutgers University
images
we are inundated with images in our daily lives
enticing us to buy products
to remind us of an event
to please our artistic tastes... view all notes
Vocabulary:
paragon, n. a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality  "He became a perfect paragon of virtue and cultured correctness."
remonstrate, v. make a forcefully reproachful protest  "He did not take up arms against the evil king, he tried to remonstrate with him."
yayue, n. a form of Chinese classical music that was performed at imperial courts  "The Duke of Zhou established the Rites of Zhou and created the yayue of Chinese classical music."
conflate, v. to bring together, to meld, to fuse  "The Zhou retain Shang Di, but conflate, and eventually replace it with what appears to be the tribal Zhou god tian."
daguerreotype, n. the first publicly announced photographic process and the first to come into widespread use during the early 1840s  ""The mind with a memory" are what the first daguerreotypes were called."
People:
King Wen (1152-1056 BC)
Honored as the founder of the Zhou dynasty
  • in trying to reform the evil King Zhow of the Shang dynasty, he became a perfect paragon of virtue and cultured correctness
  • he didn't take up arms against the king, it was his son Wu who conquered the Shang following the Battle of Muye
  • large number of the hymns of the Classic of Poetry are praises to the legacy of King Wen
  • the first epic hero of Chinese history
Duke of Zhou (1152-1056 BC)
A member of the Zhou Dynasty who played a major role in consolidating the kingdom established by his elder brother King Wu
  • when King Wu died, King Cheng was too young to take over the kingship, so the Duke of Zhou acted as capable and loyal regent for his young nephew King Cheng by e.g. successfully suppressing a number of rebellions and placating the Shang nobility with titles and positions
  • a Chinese culture hero credited with writing the I Ching and the Book of Poetry, establishing the Rites of Zhou, and creating the yayue of Chinese classical music
  • a paragon of loyalty and wisdom
  • as soon as King Cheng was old enough to take over, he graciously gave the throne to the son of his brother
  • by Confucius and in Chinese culture, he is seen as the symbol of what a wise ruler and minister should be
John Adams Whipple (1822-1891)
Early American photographer who pioneered astronomical and night photography known for his extraordinary early photographs of the moon
  • first in the United States to manufacture the chemicals used for daguerreotypes
  • first to produce images of stars other than the sun (Vega and Mizar-Alcor stellar system)
Friday, December 26, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
INTRODUCTION AUX DROITS DE L'HOMME, Université de Genève
le droit pénal international
c'est en réalité une discipline récente
dont le développement ont été laborieux, difficiles, et complexes
ceci du fait de la particularité de son objet
l'objet de cette discipline c’est au fond:... view all notes
Monday, December 29, 2014
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
ANALYZING THE UNIVERSE, Rutgers University
the image that we produce inside of our view camera is upside down
takes a picture with lens
a clear picture
takes a picture without the lens
"all you see is more or less uniform nothing"... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
CHINESE THOUGHT: ANCIENT WISDOM MEETS MODERN SCIENCE, University of British Columbia
philosophical and conceptual innovations in Zhou thought:
1. ritual (li)
any type of ceremonial activities that have a religious character
ritualized offerings to the ancestors
ceremonies surrounding divinations... view all notes
People:
Pierre de Fermat (1601-1665)
Amateur mathematician who developed the principle that the path taken between two points by a ray of light is the path that can be traversed in the least time
  • Fermat's principle
  • responsible also for its derived principle that a light ray incident upon a reflective surface will be reflected at an angle equal to the incident angle
  • both principles important in the manufacture of lenses for telescopes and cameras
  • given credit for early developments that led to infinitesimal calculus
  • together with René Descartes, Fermat was one of the two leading mathematicians of the first half of the 17th century
  • Isaac Newton wrote that his own early ideas about calculus came directly from Fermat's way of drawing tangents
  • officially only an amateur mathematician, Fermat worked as a lawyer at the Parliament of Toulouse, France
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