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 2018 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 6 college lectures:
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Recorded 39 insights from books I'm reading:
  • The idea of television news is to keep everything ...
  • Letztlich ist subjektives Erleben ein biologisches...
  • Nein, wenn wir Genesenden überhaupt eine Kunst noc...
  • Two decades into the seventeenth century, English ...
  • Unlike Roman Catholicism, with its old global hier...
  • The most extreme of the extremists in American his...
  • After John Smith had had enough of Virginia's gold...
  • The Middle Ages are generally reckoned to have end...
  • You need rich people in your society not so much b...
  • When you're forced to be simple, you're forced to ...
  • Good design is suggestive. Jane Austen's novels co...
  • When Bauhaus designers adopted Sullivan's form fol...
  • In writing you find symmetry at every level, from ...
  • Good design is often strange. Some of the very bes...
  • If you need code to be super fast, it's better to ...
  • Catholicism and the other theist religions have lo...
  • As we enlightened humanists move into the 21st cen...
  • Liberals value individual liberty so much because ...
  • In the eighteenth century Homo sapiens were like a...
  • Suppose we build a robot whose central processing ...
  • stars around the beautiful moon hide back their l...
  • Les objets ne constituent ni une flore ni une faun...
  • Et la relation du consommateur à l'objet en est ch...
  • Comme dans le Panthéon romain venaient syncrétique...
  • On sait combien l'abondance des sociétés riches es...
  • Das Stocken ist im Theater schon so sehr zum Ritus...
  • Because the American federal government uses merce...
  • It is easy to follow along. It can feel strange to...
  • By 1940 most Europeans had made their peace with t...
  • When Winston Churchill became prime minister in Ma...
  • In June 1940, Churchill told the British parliamen...
  • My new school was government-run and therefore Ang...
  • Immanuel Kant is, for many people, the most import...
  • Once Galileo recognized that it took no force to k...
  • In Kerry's 2004 acceptance speech at the Democrati...
  • Im letzten Jahrhundert die Differenzen zwischen Po...
  • Wir leben in zwei großen Erzählungen, mindestens. ...
  • Wir sind davon überzeugt, dass die wirkliche Wahrh...

Tech Learning

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Recorded 18 Flashcards from MOOC lectures:
  • What is important to emphasize (FRENCH)
  • a castaway (FRENCH)
  • a faith (FRENCH)
  • a lie designed to terrify people (FRENCH)
  • and endowed with substance (FRENCH)
  • as before (FRENCH)
  • by crows and vultures (FRENCH)
  • denies the possibility (FRENCH)
  • give a demonstration (FRENCH)
  • he suffered an ignominious death (FRENCH)
  • if they came back to life (FRENCH)
  • is uttered (FRENCH)
  • retorts that (FRENCH)
  • that the Trojan War did not take place (FRENCH)
  • they blame it first of all (FRENCH)
  • we will see it (FRENCH)
  • which arouses the most criticism (FRENCH)
  • which would have upset the traditions (FRENCH)
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
AGE OF CATHEDRALS, Yale University
Paris of the 12th century was one of the great stopping places
the city had been settled by a Celtic tribe, the Parisii in the 3rd century BC
52 BC Romans establish Gallo-Roman settlement "Lutetia Parisorum"
Île de la Cité
where the Cathedral of Notre Dame built 10 centuries later... view all notes
Monday, January 8, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
being able to produce a corpus of information that's accurate
which expresses what's out there in a reasonable way
is important to allow citizens to render an effective decision
when people have information that they encounter which isn't accurate
the results can end up making decisions that are sub-optimal... view all notes
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
1955 end of the golden age of comics
the golden age of comic books came to an end
it was almost the end of the comic book itself
as a result of the book The Seduction of the Innocent, and the work of Dr. Fredric Wertham
many comic companies went out of business... view all notes
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT, University of Rochester
the creation of rock history
classic rock was created in the 1980s as a radio format
one of the most important changes in the 1980s was the transfer of technologies from analog to digital
from cassette tapes and vinyl records to CD
starts to happen in 1982... view all notes
Friday, January 19, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
what are the problems of a ruler who is going off the rails like Gilgamesh?
he's starting how sleeping with women on their wedding nights
overtaxing the population
he's making young men work to build his great wall around his city
abusing his own population... view all notes
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
les arguments contre les chrétiens sont de trois ordres
1. concernent la doctrine chrétienne
2. le texte biblique et l'interprétation que les chrétiens lui donnent
3. contre Jésus et ses disciples
critiques majeures au christianisme qui concernent la doctrine chrétienne... view all notes
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