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.

April 2017 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 11 college lectures:
Learned about 1 person:
Corrected 7 misspelling:
buffalos, decendants, Phonecian, septer, canibal, annointed, temporaly
Recorded 132 Flashcards from MOOC lectures:
  • According to the plot of the play
  • Also the very word robotics
  • Although
  • And in the play
  • And yet
  • And your opinion
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Ask them
  • At the present time
  • He can walk
  • Hello everybody
  • Here is our first lecture
  • Here, probably
  • His colleague
  • I believe that it is
  • I believe this is a mechanical person
  • I cannot give a definition
  • I recommend you ask this question
  • I will immediately say
  • In any case
  • In his science-fiction play
  • Initially
  • It seems to me
  • It's not quite robots
  • Our social robot
  • So let's repeat all
  • The action takes place in a factory
  • The first time we meet him
  • Today almost everyone knows what robots are
  • Well
  • Well
  • Where did it come from
  • about ordinary
  • about the origin
  • according to observations
  • actually
  • also
  • and so on
  • artificial
  • at work
  • but when I see him
  • describes
  • employees
  • environment
  • even
  • even more active
  • everybody knows
  • fast
  • feels
  • for example
  • for the production of artificial people
  • generally speaking
  • hot discussion
  • if
  • if you want to watch
  • in his opinion
  • in our modern technology
  • in our understanding
  • in the field of
  • in the next lecture
  • in this case
  • in turn
  • issue
  • it comes from literature
  • it is above all
  • it seems to me
  • it's a mechanical creature
  • it's an iron man
  • it's something
  • made of artificial materials
  • mechanical device
  • most people
  • museum
  • of course
  • on foot
  • on wheels
  • our city
  • our today's lecture
  • people
  • perform
  • representation
  • similar to people
  • so to speak
  • someone is at home
  • something
  • somtimes
  • still a little different
  • stories
  • strong
  • stuffed with electronics
  • such
  • such robots
  • surrounding world
  • tasks
  • tasks
  • technologies have changed
  • that is to say
  • that is, either resembling a person
  • the content of the concept
  • these are some creatures
  • these artificial people
  • they are called robots
  • things
  • this is new
  • us all
  • very similar to people
  • we decided to go to the streets of Tomska
  • what is a robot
  • what it is
  • which can perform
  • which can perform any function
  • which is used
  • with all of his mental processes
  • with the surrounding environment
  • It was only after 200 (FRENCH)
  • There are also (FRENCH)
  • We have just recalled (FRENCH)
  • We have just seen (FRENCH)
  • a very important part (FRENCH)
  • by circles on the sidelines of the official Church (FRENCH)
  • in the course of the second century (FRENCH)
  • it should be kept in mind (FRENCH)
  • later writings (FRENCH)
  • otherwise (FRENCH)
  • owed much of its success to its doctrine (FRENCH)
  • the dome (FRENCH)
  • the rise of the apologetics (FRENCH)
  • the very beginning (FRENCH)
  • they have more pages (FRENCH)
  • this we own to Hippolyte but especially to Origen (FRENCH)
  • through a production of abundante literature (FRENCH)
  • we are sometimes tempted (FRENCH)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
le christianisme devait une partie importante de son succès à sa doctrine
se constitue à travers la production d'une abondante littérature
les écrits du Nouveau Testament
deviennent très vite pour les chrétiens des écrits de référence
textes pastoristiques... view all notes
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
latter half of the 19th century
a long Victorian boom
represented a dynamic of a great production and circulation of plenty
new ideas
effervescence... view all notes
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE EUROPEAN DISCOVERY OF CHINA, Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona
the classical world had provided a mythical name for the Western end of Eurasia
Europa was the name of a Phoenician princess abducted by Zeus, named Europe
a Mediterranean myth
Zeus comes and abducts the princess and brings her back to Crete
sex and sea intermingled with the everlasting appeal of beauty and the beast... view all notes
Monday, April 17, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
both Jesus and Israel are considered God's beloved and first-born son
in Genesis, this title is a challenge
"Human nature is not constituted so as to facilitate the acceptance of chosenness. The one chosen is sorely tempted to interpret his special status as a mandate for domination."
some think that this hurdle which is so present in the Old Testament will not be present in the New Testament
the disciples are just as much in the dark about chosenness as the twelve sons of Jacob were... view all notes
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
you start listening to a song, e.g. the Beatles song, "Hey Jude"
after it starts, the beginning is sinking into the immediate past
each moment of the song is, in time, a separate and discreet event
each word is a separate event
when we hear the word "Hey", every bit of us pulls towards the next word in the song, "Jude"... view all notes
Monday, April 24, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
gave people sheet of paper with randomly arranged letters
asked them to find pairs of letters
paid them, but less for each sheet they did
each time they turned in a sheet they could define if they wanted to continue... view all notes
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
Chinese novels translated into Western languages by 1827
very few
relatively short
love stories full of adventures... view all notes
Friday, April 28, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
Социокультурные аспекты социальной робототехники, National Research Tomsk State University
что такое робот
мы говорим об обычных, казалось, очевидных вещах
в общем-то, все знают, что это такое
происхождении самого слова робот
в научный дискурс оно приходит из литературы... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
to know if something is true, we need to know how we know what we know
this is actually a difficult question
has a massive literature in philosophy
what do we mean by knowledge
justified true beliefs... view all notes
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
Pearl Harbor changed the national mood
war became the culture of America
war united the population
super heroes mirrored this culture
fought the foe... view all notes
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE ART OF POETRY, Boston University
poetry is metrical engineering
American poetry since the beginning of the 20th century
has concentrated on trying to use colloquial language
words in their accustomed order
that is a one of the roads into poetry... view all notes
George Gascoigne (1535-1577)
  • most important English poet of the early Elizabethan era, following Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard
  • most noted works include "A Discourse of the Adventures of Master FJ" (1573), an account of courtly sexual intrigue and one of the earliest English prose fictions
  • "The Supposes" (1573) an early translation of Ariosto and the first comedy written in English prose
  • he was taken prisoner after the evacuation of Valkenburg by English troops during the Siege of Leiden, and was sent to England in the autumn of 1574, afterwards dedicating to Lord Grey de Wilton the story of his adventures, "The Fruites of Warres"
  • he acknowledged Chaucer as his master, and differed from the earlier poets of the school of Surrey and Wyatt chiefly in the greater smoothness and sweetness of his verse
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