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.

August 2018 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 3 college lectures:
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Book Reading NEW!

Recorded 7 insights from books I'm reading:
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  • The new Christian revivalist fire never caught on ...
  • A recent study commissioned by Facebook has indica...
  • In the high days of European imperialism, conquist...
  • Once biologists concluded that organisms are algor...
  • Figure things out for yourself. Spend more time wi...
  • And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your...

Tech Learning

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Recorded 39 Flashcards from MOOC lectures:
  • His opponent has tied him and thros his arrows into the fire (SPANISH)
  • Since the Renaissance (SPANISH)
  • The faces (SPANISH)
  • The idealized features (SPANISH)
  • The painter has focused (SPANISH)
  • a somewhat frequent affair (SPANISH)
  • actions (SPANISH)
  • affair (SPANISH)
  • anathema (SPANISH)
  • and be encouraged to ask for similar figures (SPANISH)
  • asks for the breast again (SPANISH)
  • even more than Caravaggio (SPANISH)
  • fear (SPANISH)
  • fearful of losing his power (SPANISH)
  • he has been the first to feed (SPANISH)
  • he was called to Naples (SPANISH)
  • he was doing every time (SPANISH)
  • it was highly valued (SPANISH)
  • lest other artists find out (SPANISH)
  • livelihood (SPANISH)
  • make him run away (SPANISH)
  • mannered poses (SPANISH)
  • most acclaimed (SPANISH)
  • most striking (SPANISH)
  • pale colors (SPANISH)
  • since (SPANISH)
  • the careful study (SPANISH)
  • the charity (SPANISH)
  • the effort (SPANISH)
  • the one who sleeps has just eaten (SPANISH)
  • the surroundings (SPANISH)
  • they carry palm leaves (SPANISH)
  • they used to pay for figures (SPANISH)
  • thrilling (SPANISH)
  • to travel (SPANISH)
  • was valued (SPANISH)
  • we are facing (SPANISH)
  • we travel to a faraway place (SPANISH)
  • who looks up with her hands together (SPANISH)
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
DESCUBRIENDO LA PINTURA EUROPEA DE 1400 A 1800, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Guido Reni nació en 1575
forma parte de la primera generación de pintores que desarrollaron gran parte de su carrera en el siglo XVII
se formó en Bolonia
trabajó allí durante la mayor parte de su carrera
también pintó en Roma durante varios años... view all notes
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT, University of Rochester
disco at end of 1970s
the disco sucks movement
rock and rollers hated disco
it threatened many of the aspects of the hippy aesthetic
radio stations were changing formats... view all notes
Friday, August 31, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
editors play an important role in how news gets created
many of the other forms of news online and on television today, don't have the same level of editorial norms
e.g. on a blog or a non-traditional news site
might be based on a similar editorial process
but it very well may also simply be written by an unprofessional someone who simply has some particular opinion and wants to sway others' opinions with it... view all notes
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