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 2016 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 10 college lectures:
Learned 1 vocabulary words:
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Corrected 7 misspelling:
consumate, respectibility, ectascy, unequalled, tyrrany, escatological, repentence
Recorded 61 Flashcards from MOOC lectures:
  • A love grows (FRENCH)
                        
  • And in terms of the most fashionable aristocrats among men (FRENCH)
                        
  • And one case see (FRENCH)
                        
  • And they class the ban on theater (FRENCH)
                        
  • Friendship (FRENCH)
                        
  • Suffice to say that none of them (FRENCH)
                        
  • The encounter (FRENCH)
                        
  • This theme has given rise (FRENCH)
                        
  • We saw earlier (FRENCH)
                        
  • a balance of power (FRENCH)
                        
  • a mature man (FRENCH)
                        
  • a mixed public (FRENCH)
                        
  • after a time (FRENCH)
                        
  • although we know very well (FRENCH)
                        
  • as (FRENCH)
                        
  • as he understands it (FRENCH)
                        
  • as it is a human love (FRENCH)
                        
  • avoid contemptuous attitudes (FRENCH)
                        
  • certain more enlightened people of the church (FRENCH)
                        
  • delicious delirium which it consists of at the beginning (FRENCH)
                        
  • everydayness (FRENCH)
                        
  • feeling of intoxication (FRENCH)
                        
  • flourish and grow (FRENCH)
                        
  • held by a liberal priest (FRENCH)
                        
  • in its expectation of the encounter (FRENCH)
                        
  • in order to consolidate (FRENCH)
                        
  • is inherently morally neutral (FRENCH)
                        
  • it is striking to observe that while in Rome (FRENCH)
                        
  • it was obvious that (FRENCH)
                        
  • its fundamental nature (FRENCH)
                        
  • kindness (FRENCH)
                        
  • maintaining this friendship (FRENCH)
                        
  • obviously embarrassing (FRENCH)
                        
  • on the sides of the theater (FRENCH)
                        
  • parishes (FRENCH)
                        
  • provided that they (FRENCH)
                        
  • remain (FRENCH)
                        
  • remains faithful (FRENCH)
                        
  • that goes beyond (FRENCH)
                        
  • that prevents someone (FRENCH)
                        
  • the benefit of charity (FRENCH)
                        
  • the lover is often a priest or a monk (FRENCH)
                        
  • the more or less bitter fact (FRENCH)
                        
  • the original sin (FRENCH)
                        
  • the price of theater tickers (FRENCH)
                        
  • the sexual embrace (FRENCH)
                        
  • their master (FRENCH)
                        
  • there must be agreement on friendship (FRENCH)
                        
  • throughout life (FRENCH)
                        
  • to others (FRENCH)
                        
  • unpleasant or painful (FRENCH)
                        
  • we see that (FRENCH)
                        
  • which cannot be maintained (FRENCH)
                        
  • which has become infamous (FRENCH)
                        
  • which leads us to a view remarks (FRENCH)
                        
  • which sometimes shows the sweetness of conjugal love (FRENCH)
                        
  • who seem to share everything (FRENCH)
                        
  • who took a liking to show up in the same theater (FRENCH)
                        
  • will do well to disguise (FRENCH)
                        
  • will endure (FRENCH)
                        
  • without evidence of friendship or love (FRENCH)
                        
Friday, September 2, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE GREAT WAR AND MODERN PHILOSOPHY, KU Leuven University
1916 is the key year in Germany
failed offensive in Verdun
Falkenhayn's failed attempt to bleed out the French to force a decisive victory
counter offensive in the Battle of the Somme
puts pressure on the Germans... view all notes
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
SEXING THE CANVAS: ART AND GENDER, The University of Melbourne
Portrait of Karl Friedrich Abel
Hunting Art Gallery, San Marino, California
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)
a portrait of a musician as a man of sensibility
Karl Friedrich Abel... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO IRRATIONAL BEHAVIOR, Duke University
talked to software company
200 engineers in room
had worked on project which was supposedly the next visionary project for the company
worked on it for two years
a week before the CEO cancelled the project... view all notes
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE ROOSEVELTIAN CENTURY, Universiteit Leiden
during his four-term presidency, FDR had to face security threats unequaled in scale
1929 Wall Street crash
the Great Depression
very high unemployment
poverty affecting millions of people... view all notes
Friday, September 9, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
INTRODUCTION AUX ÉTHIQUES PHILOSOPHIQUES, University of Geneva
André Comte-Sponville (1952-)
philosophe français
ses philosophes de prédilection sont Épicure, les stoïciens, Montaigne et Spinoza
les quatre ordres d'éthique
1. l'ordre économico-technico-scientifique... view all notes
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT, University of Rochester
because heavy metal became so popular by the end of the 80s
we tend to look back to the late 60s and early 70s and call a lot of that music heavy metal
because it seems to share many of the characteristics
but heavy metal music didn't begin to separate itself out from other blues-based rock music until the end of the 1970s and the early 1980s
at the time when rock music was changing under the influence of corporate rock... view all notes
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
Europeans were not the only powers to scramble for new opportunities in the rest of the world at the end of the 19th century
e.g. in Africa
Americans had joined this project as well
although it held back from formal colonization
as in the type Europe was engaging in... view all notes
Vocabulary:
venal, adj. showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery  "The U.S. press painted Spain as a venal and corrupt Old World empire."
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
À LA DÉCOUVERTE DU THÉâTRE CLASSIQUE FRANçAIS, Université Paris-Sorbonne
les historiens ont pensé que le public des théâtres publics était un public mélangé, fait de
laquais
filous
bourgeois
nobles... view all notes
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL THINKING, Stanford University
arithmetic
led to modern mathematics
addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
originally just addition and subtraction
counting... view all notes
Friday, September 30, 2016
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
JESUS IN SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION, University of Notre Dame
Israel's restoration
John the Baptist introduces the figure of Jesus
John's ministry
sets the stage for the hope of Israel's restoration
Gospel of Mark... view all notes
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