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.

March 2018 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 6 college lectures:
Learned 1 vocabulary words:
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Recorded 32 insights from books I'm reading:
  • ARGUING FROM IGNORANCE: This fallacy consists in a...
  • Das Konzept des Ego-Tunnels basiert auf einem älte...
  • Bewusstsein ist das Erscheinen einer Welt. Die Ess...
  • In der Wiener Oper, im Wiener Burgtheater wurde ni...
  • Wer in Wien etwas Neues durchsetzen wollte, wer al...
  • Aufwärts Wie komm ich am besten den Berg hinan?...
  • In the modern era, Anne Hutchinson is inevitably p...
  • It's hard for us to understand or empathize with o...
  • The contradictions in Voltaire's character, the va...
  • Après que son excellence se fut couchée, et que le...
  • By the third quarter of the 15th century, Pope Jul...
  • This reflection goes some way toward answering our...
  • As a startup, if you do everything the way the ave...
  • Programs that write programs? When would you ever ...
  • If you ever find yourself working for a startup, h...
  • On balance, I loved my dad and his church. I devou...
  • Most people identify with their narrating self. Wh...
  • The narrating self is the star of Jorge Luis Borge...
  • Priests discovered this principle thousands of yea...
  • By ancient tradition, every explanation of the Eff...
  • In the thickly traded parts of the stock market, w...
  • Au Bouffay, on jugeait, on enfermait, on exécutait...
  • C'est au débouché de la rue Ogée que le Feldkomman...
  • Le faubourg Saint-Antoine garde sous la Seconde Ré...
  • Pendant la Révolution, l'église Sainte-Marguerite ...
  • Par la rue des Balkans, nous revenons rue de Bagno...
  • Je m'embarquai avec les autres, et l'espérance com...
  • Eine zweite Form der langsamen Masse ist eher mit ...
  • Staring at screens is perhaps unavoidable, but the...
  • Kant's first step was to eliminate religion and, v...
  • My research and my experience have taught me to be...
  • Und während sich die Protagonisten des liberalen D...

Tech Learning

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Corrected 6 misspelling:
catachlismic, accomodation, scarse, accend, illicits, respitory
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
SEXING THE CANVAS: ART AND GENDER, The University of Melbourne
The Sleeping Gypsy (1897)
a mysterious work
has similar themes with The Dream
a recumbent female figure occupies the focal point
part of an exotic landscape... view all notes
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
the shrinking of the world more intervisible
including the intervisibiliy of races with each other
many people suggested that the problems of the world came from the fact that there were so many races
others insisted that it was racists who were the problem, since they held these irrational beliefs
i.e. those who didn't subscribe to 18th century philosophical beliefs... view all notes
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
Gilgamesh and Enkidu have become friends
go out of the city to slay the monster Humbaba
Humbab is inhabiting and protecting a wild forest
they leave the city to raid the countryside, cut down the forest and slay the monster
particularly in the ancient Near East, the environment is an extremely pervasive factor... view all notes
Friday, March 16, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT, University of Rochester
musicians who are embracing older styles and making them their own and updating them
Jam Bands
going back to
The Grateful Dead
The Almond Brothers... view all notes
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
SCIENCE OF EXERCISE, University of Colorado Boulder
underlying principles in the field of exercise science
provides the foundations that your body must make in response to the physical stress incurred during a single bout of exercise
1. Homeostasis
the tendency of the body to maintain a stable internal environment for cells by narrowly regulating critical variables
pH (acid/base balance)... view all notes
homeostasis, n. the tendency of the body to maintain a stable internal environment for cells by narrowly regulating critical variables, e.g. pH (acid/base balance), oxygen tension, blood glucose concentration, and body temperature  "Any disruption to optimal homeostatic conditions will elicite multiple regulatory responses by the body in an attempt to bring disrupted variables back to normal, for example, when you ascend a high altitude, due to the low oxygen pressure in the inspired air, oxygen levels in your body drop below desired levels, and as a result, your nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and respitory systems make adjustments in an attempt to compensate for this disruption."
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
THE SCIENCE OF RELIGION, University of British Columbia
how do you define a religion?
the folk idea of religion is that it has to do with supernatural beings
other people define it as having to do with the sacred
other people think religion has more to do with practice and we want to define it in terms of rituals and communities, i.e. what people do together and what rituals they practice is important
one of the advantages of the cognitive science of religion is that it sidesteps the whole definitional issue... view all notes
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