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.

September 2015 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 14 college lectures:
Learned 5 vocabulary words:
Learned about 3 people:
Corrected 8 misspelling:
orangotans, quadraped, incumbant, kleidoscope, caligraphy, valient, Aecheans, berzerk
Recorded 68 Flashcards from MOOC lectures:
  • And this is where (FRENCH)
  • But their implementation (FRENCH)
  • It certainly engages at the international level (FRENCH)
  • Reference could be made here to the article (FRENCH)
  • This is what happened much later (FRENCH)
  • We must first remember that (FRENCH)
  • We must say a few words about this (FRENCH)
  • When they do (FRENCH)
  • a sort of safeguard (FRENCH)
  • are specific to each of the states concerned (FRENCH)
  • before it can be applied and implemented (FRENCH)
  • can claim (FRENCH)
  • clearly (FRENCH)
  • does not necessarily go hand in hand with (FRENCH)
  • in domestic law (FRENCH)
  • in force (FRENCH)
  • in terms of dualistic tradition states (FRENCH)
  • is the one that occurs when (FRENCH)
  • legally govern these instances (FRENCH)
  • may be sufficient or faulty (FRENCH)
  • not to supplant or replace the fundamental rights (FRENCH)
  • or to frame (FRENCH)
  • responsible for monitoring the supranational scene (FRENCH)
  • the most beneficial to its holder (FRENCH)
  • the rule that we mentioned (FRENCH)
  • the treaty has yet to be received (FRENCH)
  • their whole philosophy aims to (FRENCH)
  • they are likely to deploy their effect only in the event that the (FRENCH)
  • to address the issue (FRENCH)
  • to ensure respect for human dignity (FRENCH)
  • to implement the rights (FRENCH)
  • until it has been formally incorporated (FRENCH)
  • were developed (FRENCH)
  • where appropriate (FRENCH)
  • which grants the most favorable protection for the recipient (FRENCH)
  • which is much more based on harmony (FRENCH)
  • which ultimately pursue the same conduct (FRENCH)
  • widest (FRENCH)
  • widest (FRENCH)
  • According to Christian sources (SPANISH)
  • Around him are prophets (SPANISH)
  • God appears surrounded by other figures (SPANISH)
  • He trained in Florence (SPANISH)
  • It is also the place where even today (SPANISH)
  • Look at the bottom right (SPANISH)
  • Look at the different parts (SPANISH)
  • One of the toes (SPANISH)
  • She seem afraid to look the other way (SPANISH)
  • The soul is what is missing when life ends (SPANISH)
  • This is an important milestone (SPANISH)
  • We can almost feel the tension (SPANISH)
  • We will focus in this video solely on his painting (SPANISH)
  • between body and soul (SPANISH)
  • hence its name (SPANISH)
  • it is important to remember that (SPANISH)
  • of what it has meant to be a painter (SPANISH)
  • standards of art practice (SPANISH)
  • the design and sculpture (SPANISH)
  • the face looks to the left (SPANISH)
  • the legs (SPANISH)
  • the shoulders (SPANISH)
  • the space is almost empty (SPANISH)
  • they can be seen (SPANISH)
  • they oppose each other (SPANISH)
  • was the first artist to be considered a genius (SPANISH)
  • when the finger of God touches him (SPANISH)
  • which was found in Rome in 1506 (SPANISH)
  • whom we kow as (SPANISH)
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
important in the early evolution of the hominids
not every paleontologist agrees if Ardipithecus is connected to homo sapien lineage or not
but it sheds light into what the common ancestor of humans, chimpanzees and bonobos
a genus of hominids that lives between 5.5 and 4.4 million years ago... view all notes
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
William Wordsworth
one of the greatest poets of the English language
born 1770 in Cockermouth, north west England
English lake district
mountainous area know for its scenery... view all notes
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
mid-19th century India
a story that braids together the stories of
the railroad
the Enfield rifle
the political shifts that are being imposed on the subcontinent... view all notes
jute, n. a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads, grown in East India and used for making mats, paper, gunny cloth  "Even though many mining and cotton businesses in India were, in fact, Indian owned, cotton was not the only major export: the production and export of jute and tea from Bengal were also becoming larger markets, in part due to the penetration of of railroads into the Indian continent beginning in the 1840s, and these were dominated by British businessmen."
Friday, September 11, 2015
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
many parallels between Samuel and Joseph
like Joseph
Samuel is about to be elevated to a position of high authority
Samuel's elevation is going to come at the cost of someone else... view all notes
expiate, v. make amends or reparation for guilt or wrongdoing  "Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be expiated by sacrifice or offering for ever."
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
language is one of the most important distinguishing characteristics of human beings
we used language to
show who we are... view all notes
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
l'implantation des droits de l'homme dans l'ordre juridique des États
cette implantation est un phénomène qui varie fortement en fonction des États
de leurs traditions constitutionnelles respectives
les États sont et restent fondamentalement libres d'adhérer et de ratifier les traités dans le domaine des droits de l'homme
il ne le fait pas toujours exclusivement pour des considérations d'ordre juridique... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
the arts in education
modern Western view of arts
something you do on the side
an optional extra
or Confucius, the arts are crucial in shaping people... view all notes
denouement, n. the climax of a chain of events, usually when something is decided or made clear  "We'll talk about the denouement of this story later, he even quotes from the odes."
Friday, September 18, 2015
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE ANCIENT GREEKS, Wesleyan University
allies requested that Athens take over the leadership of the voluntary confederation the Delian League
main goals of the Delian League
1. defense against Persia
2. equality and autonomy for all members
3. annual contributions from each member-state... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
expansion in India
mid 18th century
initially a rivalry with the French
over next century
large areas of India came under British control... view all notes
cleruchy, n. [κληρουχία] a specialized type of colony established by Athens in Classical Greece (510-323 BC). Normally, Greek colonies were politically independent, they would have a special relationship with the mother city the metropolis, but would otherwise be independent entities. Cleruchies were significantly different: the settlers or cleruchs would retain their Athenian citizenship and the community remained a political dependency of Athens. Cleruchies were established as a means of exporting excess and generally impoverished populations to conveniently distant localities. Under the cleruchy arrangement, the participating citizen received a plot of agricultural land, hence a means to earn his livelihood. This elevated the citizen to the property class of zeugitai (those whose property or estate could produce 200 bushels of wet or dry goods per year). The cleruch would be obliged to defend his colony by serving it as a hoplite. This arrangement benefited Athens in three principal ways: (1) reduced population pressure in Athens, (2) increased Athenian military power, (3) increased the economic power of Athens, as it enabled more of its citizens to become property holders. Some early known cleruchies were nearer to Athens such as Salamis and Chalcis, but many others created during the Second Athenian Empire (378–355 BC) were farther away such as Samos Island near present-day Turkey.  "During Classical Greece, the Athenians established colonies, not the kind of colonies as were common back in Archaic Greece but these were called Cleruchies, outposts constantly in contact with and beholden to the mother city."
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
GREEKS AT WAR: HOMER AT TROY, Colgate University
one of the most impressive aspects of the Iliad is the way Homer comprehends the mental state of the warrior
how the warrior is affected and changed over time by constant exposure to danger
and by seeing his comrades die
how war dehumanizes
and why people fight even if they don't believe in the justice of the cause... view all notes
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT, University of Rochester
second half of the seventies
FM radio changed over the course of the 1970s
started as free form, you can play anything you want, disc jockey was in complete control
as it became popular, more stations switched to the album-oriented rock format
more possibility of profits being made... view all notes
Monday, September 28, 2015
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
DESCUBRIENDO LA PINTURA EUROPEA DE 1400 A 1800, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Miguel Ángel Buonarroti
a quien conocemos como Miguel Ángel
vivió de 1475 a 1564
se formó en Florencia
trabajó durante toda su vida entre esa ciudad y en Roma... view all notes
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
Judea after the Babylonian conquest
Biblical text suggests that the area of Judah remained in an empty state of ruins during the exile
almost every urban and military installation from the 7th century in Judah was destroyed or abandoned
with few exceptions these remained unoccupied until well into the Persian period
scholars seem to agree on the point that there was an urban discontinuity in the 7th century... view all notes
precipitously, adv. abruptly, with sudden descent and to a great degree  "It seems safe to say that the level of prosperity that Judah achieved in the 7th century sank precipitously with the end of the Iron Age and the Babylonian destruction."
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE ANCIENT GREEKS, Wesleyan University
there are very few people who have given their names to a period in history, Pericles is one of them
The Age of Pericles
495-429 BC
the golden age of Athenian culture... view all notes
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