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.

January 2016 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 19 college lectures:
Learned about 2 people:
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Corrected 11 misspelling:
incumbant, perenial, reminants, planetasmal, sillicate, prolitariat, rythmically, upheavels, managable, priveleges, mercantalism
Recorded 89 Flashcards from MOOC lectures:
  • ceramics have what kind of bond
                        
  • glass is a subset of what
                        
  • polymers have what kind of bond
                        
  • what is the key distinction between the ceramic and glass
                        
  • Adn indeed, it is necessary to know (FRENCH)
                        
  • And we will see (FRENCH)
                        
  • He summons them (FRENCH)
                        
  • He wants to punish the conspirators (FRENCH)
                        
  • He's preparing to punish them (FRENCH)
                        
  • Horace is finally acquitted (FRENCH)
                        
  • However (FRENCH)
                        
  • I spoke earlier about a second obstacle (FRENCH)
                        
  • Is there any evidence that one (FRENCH)
                        
  • It's a matter of historians (FRENCH)
                        
  • One can think of (FRENCH)
                        
  • So he seeks to generate slanderers (FRENCH)
                        
  • So many events within a few hours (FRENCH)
                        
  • So what we want to remember about that (FRENCH)
                        
  • They are essentially two in number (FRENCH)
                        
  • a controlled tragedy (FRENCH)
                        
  • a modern revival of virtue ethics (FRENCH)
                        
  • a sequence of actions (FRENCH)
                        
  • a truce (FRENCH)
                        
  • and from which it will rebuild backwards (FRENCH)
                        
  • and misfortune befalls him (FRENCH)
                        
  • and on which misfortune falls (FRENCH)
                        
  • being ethical does not necessarily mean one is happy (FRENCH)
                        
  • by sin (FRENCH)
                        
  • chaining events (FRENCH)
                        
  • detractors (FRENCH)
                        
  • discard (FRENCH)
                        
  • enclosed in her tomb (FRENCH)
                        
  • endeavors to take (FRENCH)
                        
  • even if it costs him (FRENCH)
                        
  • for equilibrium to return (FRENCH)
                        
  • forces us to be unhappy (FRENCH)
                        
  • happiness for the afterlife (FRENCH)
                        
  • has accustomed our minds (FRENCH)
                        
  • has not yet taken place (FRENCH)
                        
  • hatred (FRENCH)
                        
  • he did all that was necessary (FRENCH)
                        
  • he just died (FRENCH)
                        
  • henceforth (FRENCH)
                        
  • hoist the body (FRENCH)
                        
  • in the community of friends (FRENCH)
                        
  • is one that deals with the science of duty (FRENCH)
                        
  • it can lead to it (FRENCH)
                        
  • it is none the less (FRENCH)
                        
  • it is obeying a requirement (FRENCH)
                        
  • it will be appreciated (FRENCH)
                        
  • it will not take place (FRENCH)
                        
  • it will wither and disappear (FRENCH)
                        
  • led by the Emperor (FRENCH)
                        
  • live happy, live hidden (FRENCH)
                        
  • modern recovery (FRENCH)
                        
  • of duty (FRENCH)
                        
  • on the eve of the last battle (FRENCH)
                        
  • one betrays the other (FRENCH)
                        
  • one of the leaders of (FRENCH)
                        
  • or a gift of God (FRENCH)
                        
  • outcome (FRENCH)
                        
  • refuses to be slanderous (FRENCH)
                        
  • related to Christianity (FRENCH)
                        
  • remain moral in this case (FRENCH)
                        
  • should be extended beyond this life (FRENCH)
                        
  • since when the piece begins (FRENCH)
                        
  • such a development (FRENCH)
                        
  • sully his reputation (FRENCH)
                        
  • that escape us altogether (FRENCH)
                        
  • that we must consent to that which (FRENCH)
                        
  • the background (FRENCH)
                        
  • the chariot of the victor (FRENCH)
                        
  • the new husband (FRENCH)
                        
  • the next day (FRENCH)
                        
  • the obstacles to such a revival (FRENCH)
                        
  • the slander (FRENCH)
                        
  • there is in the background the notion of duty (FRENCH)
                        
  • this is a worthy man (FRENCH)
                        
  • to being bitten by a snake (FRENCH)
                        
  • to hold (FRENCH)
                        
  • to tell lies (FRENCH)
                        
  • until the end (FRENCH)
                        
  • wakes up (FRENCH)
                        
  • wakes up after seeing the shadow (FRENCH)
                        
  • was made poor due to improper inclination of the human will (FRENCH)
                        
  • who is more often distrusted (FRENCH)
                        
  • who want to take her to Rome (FRENCH)
                        
  • will become tragedies (FRENCH)
                        
  • you realize that (FRENCH)
                        
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
CHINESE THOUGHT: ANCIENT WISDOM MEETS MODERN SCIENCE, University of British Columbia
non-coercive order
important theme in the Analects
the Confucian rule through the power of his de, or charismatic power, can bring about order in a non-coercive way
connected to theme: anti-militarism
archery... view all notes
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
United States
once referred to in the plural, now being increasingly referred to in the singular
a process of the various parts through expansion
while Japan and Germany integrated old, feudal parts into something new
the United States, Canada and Brazil had different ambitions... view all notes
Monday, January 4, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
JESUS IN SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION, University of Notre Dame
Joseph shows no interest whatsoever in what John Milton once called knee tribute that his brothers offer him
Joseph: "Fear not, am I in place of God?"
believes that such displays of reverence are not due any human being, but God alone
all that has transpired had little to do with me
God is the one who has superintended all of our actions... view all notes
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HIGHLIGHTS OF MODERN ASTRONOMY, University of Rochester
comparative planetology
we see a remarkable variation of planets even in our own solar system
various forces drive the formation and development of planets, enables us to understand
habitability
does the planet have moons, are those moons habitable... view all notes
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
IN THE NIGHT SKY: ORION, The Open University
Orion
in south east part of sky
three stars in a line
his belt
two stars below are his feet... view all notes
Friday, January 8, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
DESIGNING CITIES, University of Pennsylvania
Kansas City is a typical U.S. city and can stand for what has happened and is happening in other places
river boats on the Missouri River
wagons carrying settlers Westward leaving from Westport along the Santa Fe trail
railroad
connected to west coast... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
MATERIALS SCIENCE: 10 THINGS EVERY ENGINEER SHOULD KNOW, University of California, Irvine
six categories of engineering materials
nearly all materials used for modern applications come from these six categories
1. metals
metallic bond
adjacent atoms share electrons in a non-directional way... view all notes
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
INTRODUCTION AUX ÉTHIQUES PHILOSOPHIQUES, University of Geneva
l'éthique d'Aristote est une philosophie de l'antiquité grecque, une éthique concernant une vie qui est loin de la nôtre
est-ce que cela signifie que l'éthique des vertus qu'il avait formulée ne peut plus nous concerner?
qu'elle est une affaire d'historiens, et qu'il n'est plus question de la vivre au présent?
il est clair que l'on ne peut plus vivre comme du temps d'Aristote
il y a une adaptation possible, dans les conditions de notre monde, de l'éthique des vertus... view all notes
People:
Seneca the Younger (4-65 AD)
Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero
  • his elder brother was Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus, called Gallio in the Bible, who dismissed the charge brought by the Jews against the Apostle Paul
  • born in Cordoba, Spain, raised in Rome where he was trained in rhetoric and philosophy
  • from 54 to 62 AD, Seneca acted as Nero's advisor together with Burrus
  • over time, Seneca and Burrus lost their influence over the emperor
  • in 59 they had reluctantly agreed to Agrippina's murder
  • Seneca wrote a exculpation of Nero to the Senate
  • Following Burrus' death in 62, Seneca became the subject of criticism by what Tacitus describes as Nero's "more disreputable advisers
  • Seneca requested an audience with Nero in which he sought permission to retire from public duties, pleading age and infirmity
  • the two men parted on apparently warm terms
  • Seneca subsequently adopted a quiet lifestyle on his country estates, concentrating on his studies and seldom visiting Rome
  • in AD 65, Seneca was caught up in the aftermath of the Pisonian conspiracy, a plot to kill Nero
  • Nero ordered Seneca to kill himself, which he did by cutting his veins and bleeding to death in a bathtub
  • his wife Pompeia Paulina attempted to share his fate but was saved
  • the early Christian Church was very favorably disposed towards Seneca and his writings
  • believed Seneca had been converted to the Christian faith by Saint Paul
  • some regarded his fatal bath as a kind of disguised baptism
  • Dante placed Seneca in the First Circle of Hell, or Limbo
  • Seneca makes an appearance as a character in Monteverdi's opera L'incoronazione di Poppea
  • Seneca remains one of the few popular Roman philosophers from the period in which he lived
  • he appears in Chaucer and Petrarch
  • in the Renaissance, printed editions and translations of his works became common, including an edition by Erasmus and a commentary by John Calvin
  • The Death of Seneca is a 1773 painting by Jacques-Louis David, now in the Petit Palais in Paris
  • works we have from him are 12 philosophical essays, 124 letters dealing with moral issues, 9 tragedies, and a satire
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE GREAT WAR AND MODERN PHILOSOPHY, KU Leuven University
artists and intellectuals say the Great War both as
1. bringing something to an end
European civilization
2. an opportunity for something new
an alternative future... view all notes
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
DINOSAUR PALEOBIOLOGY, University of Alberta
two key traits that distinguish ornithischians and saurischians
1. ornithischians have a hip with a pubic bone which points backwards
sometimes it has a projection that points forward, but they are usually short
resembles those of birds
this is an evolutionary convergence... view all notes
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
MATERIALS SCIENCE: 10 THINGS EVERY ENGINEER SHOULD KNOW, University of California, Irvine
six materials that engineers have to work with:
1. metals
2. polymers
3. ceramics
4. glass... view all notes
Monday, January 18, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT, University of Rochester
1974-77: punk in the UK
starts with one guy: Malcolm McLaren
background
the UK in the 70s
troubling financial economy... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
BUDDHISM AND MODERN PSYCHOLOGY , Princeton University
if the conscious self is not the thing directing behavior and directing thought, then what is doing this?
the answer that comes from the modular view of the mind is: nothing in particular
this doesn't mean nothing, it just means no single thing
rather, there are a number of things called modules
they take turns exerting decisive on our thought, our feelings, and behavior... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
À LA DÉCOUVERTE DU THÉâTRE CLASSIQUE FRANçAIS, Université Paris-Sorbonne
la nouvelle tragédie est écrite par ces mêmes auteurs qui ont commencé leur carrière par des tragi-comédies
une tragédie maîtrisée
une tragédie qui contient de l'action tout en obéissant à la concentration nécessitée par l'obéissance à la règle des vingt-quatre heures
il suffit de comparer deux oeuvres
1. Cléopâtre captive, de Jodelle... view all notes
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE BIBLE'S PREHISTORY, PURPOSE, AND POLITICAL FUTURE, Emory University
often distant communities would not celebrate traditions based on the text of the Torah but would write back to religious authorities in Jerusalem
letters back, however, would often not quote the Torah or religious texts
how this period is depicted within the Bible
Ezra
subject is the Return to Zion following the close of the Babylonian captivity... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY THROUGH PERFORMANCE, Curtis Institute of Music
at the beginning of the 14th century
there was finally a system of musical notation which
showed exact pitches
but durations were relative
music before this had been rhythmically grouped always into threes... view all notes
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE BIOLOGY OF MUSIC, Duke University
categories of sound signals
we transduce sound signals using the machinery of the human auditory system
two extremes
tonal sound signals
white noise sound signals... view all notes
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE ROOSEVELTIAN CENTURY, Universiteit Leiden
the three Roosevelts
provide a particularly interpretation of U.S. history
changing role of the United States in the world through the 20th century
1. Theodore Roosevelt
26th president of the United States... view all notes
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
middle of 19th century
world is recovering from the great upheavals of the age of revolution
hadn't put an end to them
had changed the cultural moorings of the world's systems
new aspects are coming into being... view all notes
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