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.

June 2018 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 5 college lectures:
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  • In the 19th century and earlier, for Christians in...
  • During the 1700s in the South, preachers like Geor...
  • La ética de la personalidad me dice que fuera de a...
  • Eugène Ionesco, the Romanian playwright, watched o...
  • In the United States, Christian fundamentalists ha...
  • And he spoke many things unto them in parables, sa...

Tech Learning

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Recorded 144 Flashcards from MOOC lectures:
  • It must also be ensured (FRENCH)
  • Some will find (FRENCH)
  • always go together (FRENCH)
  • as much as you want (FRENCH)
  • does not clash with the freedom of another (FRENCH)
  • had to agree on (FRENCH)
  • must be entrusted (FRENCH)
  • since it emphasizes freedom (FRENCH)
  • that they are not universally valid (FRENCH)
  • the veil of ignorance (FRENCH)
  • they see their situation improve (FRENCH)
  • to persist and even to grow (FRENCH)
  • what would happen if the whole (FRENCH)
  • whatever their position (FRENCH)
  • After being placed in (SPANISH)
  • Although (SPANISH)
  • And as regards the order (SPANISH)
  • And it will extract for him (SPANISH)
  • As long as (SPANISH)
  • Birds and arrows (SPANISH)
  • From the West to East and from South to North (SPANISH)
  • He who flies has flown (SPANISH)
  • In the drawing that you all have (SPANISH)
  • In this drawing (SPANISH)
  • In this sense (SPANISH)
  • Kings and individuals share, instead (SPANISH)
  • Nevertheless (SPANISH)
  • Regarding (SPANISH)
  • Some shorter (SPANISH)
  • That is to say (SPANISH)
  • The medium ones (SPANISH)
  • The resulting entity (SPANISH)
  • The vertical stroke (SPANISH)
  • There are two, and the first of them (SPANISH)
  • This is evidenced by the (SPANISH)
  • This is what the word akh means (SPANISH)
  • Whatever it is (SPANISH)
  • While (SPANISH)
  • a delicacy (SPANISH)
  • a few sentences (SPANISH)
  • a few words (SPANISH)
  • a great meal (SPANISH)
  • a notable variability (SPANISH)
  • a statue of the deceased (SPANISH)
  • above the level of the ground (SPANISH)
  • above the roofs of the same (SPANISH)
  • are endowed (SPANISH)
  • arranged (SPANISH)
  • assign seats (SPANISH)
  • avoiding the dangers that lie in wait for him (SPANISH)
  • because of language issues (SPANISH)
  • burns for you (SPANISH)
  • deceased (SPANISH)
  • ensure the transformation of (SPANISH)
  • has flown away from you (SPANISH)
  • has kisssed the sky like a hawk (SPANISH)
  • have been structured (SPANISH)
  • he who will cut their throats (SPANISH)
  • how it is that this (SPANISH)
  • how nice is the contemplation (SPANISH)
  • imperishable stars (SPANISH)
  • in front of it (SPANISH)
  • in oblique (SPANISH)
  • in the beyond (SPANISH)
  • in the empty seat of the boatman (SPANISH)
  • instead they are found (SPANISH)
  • is lined with (SPANISH)
  • it has been marked (SPANISH)
  • it will land like a beetle (SPANISH)
  • keep in mind that (SPANISH)
  • last of the fifth dynasty (SPANISH)
  • like a heron (SPANISH)
  • living beings (SPANISH)
  • of which (SPANISH)
  • on the floor (SPANISH)
  • on the rock (SPANISH)
  • on the smoke (SPANISH)
  • on their feet (SPANISH)
  • opening of the mouth (SPANISH)
  • or eastern horizon of heaven (SPANISH)
  • or even before (SPANISH)
  • other harmful beings (SPANISH)
  • overcome successfully (SPANISH)
  • painted (SPANISH)
  • painted likewise (SPANISH)
  • put to service (SPANISH)
  • representing (SPANISH)
  • seen this time from the antechamber (SPANISH)
  • several hundred (SPANISH)
  • shake the dust (SPANISH)
  • since the horizon (SPANISH)
  • since the texts were recited (SPANISH)
  • slasher of men (SPANISH)
  • soul (SPANISH)
  • spirit makers (SPANISH)
  • stereotyped (SPANISH)
  • such as fishing or hunting birds in the marshes (SPANISH)
  • that led to the exit (SPANISH)
  • that was located on the north face (SPANISH)
  • the deceased sitting before the table of offerigns (SPANISH)
  • the face of the deceased (SPANISH)
  • the firstborn (SPANISH)
  • the head (SPANISH)
  • the journey of the deceased (SPANISH)
  • the mythical ancestors (SPANISH)
  • the prerogatives granted to the deceased (SPANISH)
  • the real ancestors (SPANISH)
  • the same scheme (SPANISH)
  • the tomb (SPANISH)
  • their snack (SPANISH)
  • these different elements (SPANISH)
  • these links (SPANISH)
  • they are arranged (SPANISH)
  • they are carved (SPANISH)
  • they are full of texts (SPANISH)
  • they are included (SPANISH)
  • they have been marked in red (SPANISH)
  • they have come (SPANISH)
  • third (SPANISH)
  • this journey that we just described (SPANISH)
  • this last tour (SPANISH)
  • through its recitation (SPANISH)
  • to ensure that (SPANISH)
  • to ensure that (SPANISH)
  • trembles for you (SPANISH)
  • upward (SPANISH)
  • very similar to how it was done in life (SPANISH)
  • vital forces (SPANISH)
  • was done on the mummy (SPANISH)
  • we find it to the northeast (SPANISH)
  • what the defunct king has to do (SPANISH)
  • where the sun rises from the lower world (SPANISH)
  • where they look (SPANISH)
  • which connected the chamber (SPANISH)
  • which is taken looking west (SPANISH)
  • who carried the coffin (SPANISH)
  • whose state of conservation is somewhat precarious (SPANISH)
  • will be fed (SPANISH)
  • will come true (SPANISH)
  • will fly like a bird (SPANISH)
  • will give orders (SPANISH)
  • will grant (SPANISH)
  • will make offerings (SPANISH)
  • your sunset bonfires (SPANISH)
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT, University of Rochester
some of the things we see happening in the 90s remind us of things that have happened before in the history of rock music
idols that specifically appeal to a teen audience, especially teen girls
Boyz II Men
from Philadelphia
signed to the Motown label... view all notes
Monday, June 11, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
SEXING THE CANVAS: ART AND GENDER, The University of Melbourne
The Dance (1909)
one of Matisse's most celebrated and controversial paintings
a daring foray into avant garde experiment
challenged the principles upon with academic painting was based
emerged from Matisse's informal academy established in 1908... view all notes
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
EGIPTOLOGÍA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
el interior de las pirámides de los reyes de la tercera dinastía de la cuarta dinastía y de casi toda la quinta dinastía carece por completo de textos
"Textos de las pirámides"
las cámaras y los corredores de las pirámides de los siguientes faraones se llenan de textos funerarios que conocemos con el nombre de "Textos de las pirámides"
Unis, del último rey de la quinta dinastía
de los reyes de la sexta dinastía, Teti, Pepy I, Merenre y Pepy II... view all notes
Friday, June 29, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
the flood story called attention to the Epic of Gilgamesh
the flood story was known from the Bible
the role the flood story plays in Gilgamesh
comes late in the story
feels like an interpolated tale, like a story within a story... view all notes
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
John Rawls (1921-2002)
il est dans cet héritage de
la pensée de Kant
la pensée déontologique
de la pensée libérale... view all notes
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