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.

July 2017 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 9 college lectures:
Learned 2 vocabulary words:
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Learned about 1 person:
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Corrected 3 misspelling:
quarrelled, Mediterrenean, patronidge
Recorded 150 Flashcards from MOOC lectures:
  • Epistle (FRENCH)
                        
  • I would now like to (FRENCH)
                        
  • We have just seen that (FRENCH)
                        
  • a gift (FRENCH)
                        
  • a rewrite (FRENCH)
                        
  • and other secrets (FRENCH)
                        
  • atheists (FRENCH)
                        
  • attempts to defend (FRENCH)
                        
  • bishop (FRENCH)
                        
  • condemned to lead its followers in error (FRENCH)
                        
  • constantly underline the contradiction (FRENCH)
                        
  • gropings (FRENCH)
                        
  • laboriously (FRENCH)
                        
  • mostly (FRENCH)
                        
  • one that would be doomed to failure (FRENCH)
                        
  • to deny the very existence (FRENCH)
                        
  • to turn away from philosophy (FRENCH)
                        
  • two ways to reach truth (FRENCH)
                        
  • what the text of Genesis does not do (FRENCH)
                        
  • which is supposed to be infallible (FRENCH)
                        
  • After Dante comes the three guides
                        
  • And this has led to
                        
  • And yet
                        
  • Beatrice comes to Dante
                        
  • But I would say it would also be
                        
  • But this detachment is necessary for a simple reason
                        
  • But this recovery
                        
  • Dante then affirms the will
                        
  • However, one thing can be said
                        
  • However, this concreteness
                        
  • I think everybody knows that
                        
  • I would say
                        
  • I'll make two last examples
                        
  • It is compared to an admiral
                        
  • It's difficult to summarize in a few words
                        
  • On the negative side however
                        
  • So
                        
  • That said
                        
  • The accusations concern two arguments
                        
  • Then there is Beatrice
                        
  • This has led to a characteristic
                        
  • Unfortunately
                        
  • We began by saying that
                        
  • a gigantic, exalted heavenly amphitheater
                        
  • a measure of styles
                        
  • a short talk about Italy
                        
  • a very fast development
                        
  • a very special figure
                        
  • act as a paramter
                        
  • among the top ten
                        
  • and he is well aware of it
                        
  • and in the name of Maria
                        
  • and not the last one of the Dantesque path
                        
  • are related to the fact that
                        
  • as Italy is also a country of obvious beauty
                        
  • as he taught us
                        
  • because he is the only one to share
                        
  • becomes more and more important
                        
  • before he had this assignment
                        
  • behold, these are no longer human beings
                        
  • but at the same time
                        
  • but it is exactly that which renders
                        
  • can be adopted by the government
                        
  • certain specializations
                        
  • companies that are quite small
                        
  • composition
                        
  • conscious
                        
  • despite the legend
                        
  • development
                        
  • difficulty attracting highly qualified executives
                        
  • economic growth has stopped
                        
  • engaging
                        
  • entails a large expense
                        
  • especially
                        
  • even though there is
                        
  • fairly strong tax evasion
                        
  • family businesses
                        
  • first of all
                        
  • furthermore
                        
  • growth
                        
  • hard to handle
                        
  • has also developed tourism
                        
  • has turned out to be rather corrupt
                        
  • he will leave
                        
  • in a few words
                        
  • in parallel with the comparison between the two characters
                        
  • in the Middle Ages
                        
  • in the last few years
                        
  • increasingly global
                        
  • indeed
                        
  • individual characters
                        
  • is full of flexible people
                        
  • is miraculously represented
                        
  • it affects
                        
  • it definitely has the disadvantage
                        
  • like gestures
                        
  • looking at what happened after the war
                        
  • lower the prices
                        
  • necessary for research
                        
  • not only takes nothing away from it
                        
  • not say more of this blessing
                        
  • of some companies
                        
  • of the advent of Christ
                        
  • often these companies remain small
                        
  • on the one hand
                        
  • once he has completed his mission
                        
  • one of the greatest sages
                        
  • one reads the texts
                        
  • says Beatrice precisely
                        
  • since the 80s
                        
  • so Italy has found itself without a level
                        
  • some sectors
                        
  • still
                        
  • surely soothing
                        
  • that gives
                        
  • that was already fragile
                        
  • the Comedy indeed ends
                        
  • the fathers of the church
                        
  • the furniture industry
                        
  • the immensity of the blessed rose
                        
  • the machine industry
                        
  • the moment of detachment
                        
  • the most hidden secrets
                        
  • the most worthy, the highest
                        
  • the one who sweetly sang Maria
                        
  • the return of the golden age
                        
  • the so-called wonderful vision
                        
  • then
                        
  • there are areas in which
                        
  • therefore
                        
  • this discussion
                        
  • to sum up the extreme variety
                        
  • to take on an image
                        
  • two sides of the same coin
                        
  • unfortunately
                        
  • unfortunately
                        
  • very high
                        
  • very strong development
                        
  • we meet
                        
  • which also has many advantages
                        
  • which are everywhere in the world
                        
  • which is my opinion
                        
  • which is the background to the relationship between
                        
  • which no longer allows competitive devaluation
                        
  • which traverses that of Virgil
                        
  • which was called
                        
  • which was so important
                        
  • will have to leave Dante
                        
  • will pay off
                        
  • without mining reserves
                        
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
LA COMMEDIA DI DANTE, Università della Svizzera italiana
1. Virgilio
una figura del tutto particolare
è presente nella Commedia come personaggio, come guida, ma nello stesso tempo è presente anche come autore
è difficile riassumere in poche parole l’enorme importanza di Virgilio nel Medioevo
l'autore su cui si impara la grammatica... view all notes
Monday, July 3, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
ROMAN ARCHITECTURE, Yale University
domestic architecture in Campania
Herculaneum
the sister city of Pompei
covered and presevered by volcanic eruption in August 79 AD
also near Boscoreale... view all notes
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
LINGUA E LETTERATURA IN ITALIANO, Università per Stranieri di Siena
la comunicazione nell'ambiente universitario avviene in un contesto di studio
i nostri interlocutori sono persone con le quali abbiamo un rapporto formale
l'italiano accademico è una lingua più formale e più complessa di quella di tutti i giorni
dovremo servirci di una lingua più formale
le nostre frasi saranno precise e mai superficiali... view all notes
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF ANCIENT ROME, Sapienza University of Rome
Latium
a large plain between the Mediterranean Sea and the Apennine Mountains
people began inhabiting Latium (area around Rome) in the 10th century BCE
their language was the ancestor of Latin
they believed that their city was created by gods... view all notes
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
CHRISTIANISME ET PHILOSOPHIE DANS L'ANTIQUITÉ, Sorbonne University
la première attitude des chrétiens face à la philosophie celle de l'opposition
qui suppose une distinction entre deux façons d'atteindre la vérité
1. philosophie
serait vouée à l’échec
2. la Révélation contenue dans les Écritures... view all notes
Vocabulary:
philoneikia, n. [φιλονεικία] l'amour du conflit et de la contestation  "Pour les auteurs qui estiment que la philosophie est une invention humaine ou démoniaque, à leurs yeux elle n’est pas une recherche de la vérité, mais une lutte inspirée par le seul plaisir de contredire, une philoneikia, la philosophie ne serait pas une recherche du savoir, mais une recherche de la querelle."
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
ROMAN ARCHITECTURE, Yale University
Pompeii
located in an area called Campania
the area around Naples, south of Rome
small resort town beginning in late first century BC
sister city: Herculaneum... view all notes
Vocabulary:
glitterati, n. the fashionable set of people engaged in show business or some other glamorous activity  "Pompeii was a first-century resort town of people who largely made their money from commerce, and it was a spot favored by the gliterrotti of Rome who used to come down to this area not only to go to Pompeii itself but to establish imperial villas in the vicinity of Pompeii, many of which you can still see today in places like Oplontis and Boscotrecase."
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT, University of Rochester
many of the bands from the 1980s indie scene went to major labels
ended up on MTV, went on tours
there was some push back on this, e.g. Pearl Jam protested Ticket Master's prices
the indie scene continued
a kind of alternative to the alternative... view all notes
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
LINGUA E CULTURA ITALIANA: AVANZATA, Wellesley College
il dopoguerra
l'Italia era fondamentalmente un paese agricolo
avuto uno sviluppo molto veloce
è stato chiamato il miracolo economico italiano
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
SEXING THE CANVAS: ART AND GENDER, The University of Melbourne
the role the museum plays
museums display a story, a cultural narrative
stories of technical, stylistic, and formal development
from religious art, to secular patronage, to the individualism of modern art
codified spaces for ritual comparable to churches or cathedrals... view all notes
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