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.

November 2018 Learn Certificate
Watched and took notes on 2 college lectures:
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Book Reading NEW!

Recorded 35 insights from books I'm reading:
  • This book begins by surveying the current politica...
  • Since the people who lead corporations in the tech...
  • Humans think in stories rather than in facts, numb...
  • On television, religion, like everything else, is ...
  • I hoped that the culinary knife seminar would teac...
  • Der Mensch ist allmählich zu einem phantastischen ...
  • In that the Bible is a work of historical fiction,...
  • Je vous ai déjà surpris trois fois allant à la mes...
  • From the beginning of the Renaissance to the end o...
  • Building something by gradually refining a prototy...
  • When Mom came home a few months later, she brought...
  • I made a habit of attending some of my mother's Na...
  • Whereas the rhythm of politics has not changed muc...
  • As the global data-processing system becomes all-k...
  • Humanism taught that experiences occur inside us, ...
  • And with sweet oil costly you anointed yourself ...
  • Básicamente, nuestro carácter está compuesto por n...
  • Son las victorias privadas, la esencia del desarro...
  • »Lieber, guter Freund, die Wölfe haben immer die S...
  • Before you deride mainstream media, note that it i...
  • Tyrannical regimes arose at different times and pl...
  • I loved being in India, and spent some of my spare...
  • Sam Harris, known for his anti-religious polemics,...
  • One of the great pleasures I derive from writing i...
  • For Osama bin Laden, as with the evangelical Chris...
  • Most secular Americans refuse to believe that Pat ...
  • If I have a car that is twelve feet long, and you ...
  • The quantum world defies our notion of what is sen...
  • And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord th...
  • And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you...
  • The first twenty-three years of Douglass' life wer...
  • In the terrible days after the terrorist attacks o...
  • Ein Tweet ist vor allem eine Maske; man sieht eine...
  • In my more informal interviews with British citize...

Tech Learning

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Recorded 80 Flashcards from MOOC lectures:
  • As happens (SPANISH)
  • At the same time (SPANISH)
  • Having different descriptions (SPANISH)
  • If has been suggested that (SPANISH)
  • It measure a little more (SPANISH)
  • It will be more productive if we combine them (SPANISH)
  • It's not that informative (SPANISH)
  • Look at the fight (SPANISH)
  • Nevertheless (SPANISH)
  • That does not mean that (SPANISH)
  • This leads us to have descriptions (SPANISH)
  • Thus (SPANISH)
  • a design (SPANISH)
  • a past golden age (SPANISH)
  • a real pleasure (SPANISH)
  • a survey (SPANISH)
  • although in theory (SPANISH)
  • among those who advocated (SPANISH)
  • as well as this one does (SPANISH)
  • behind (SPANISH)
  • discard the rest (SPANISH)
  • endow (SPANISH)
  • ensured survival (SPANISH)
  • everyday life (SPANISH)
  • from the bottom (SPANISH)
  • gave the order that the young (SPANISH)
  • golden light (SPANISH)
  • golden light (SPANISH)
  • half white and half black (SPANISH)
  • has to be in agreement with the truth (SPANISH)
  • he made sure (SPANISH)
  • he moved (SPANISH)
  • if we try to find out (SPANISH)
  • intended to express (SPANISH)
  • its sculptural rigidity (SPANISH)
  • judge independently (SPANISH)
  • judgement (SPANISH)
  • landscapers (SPANISH)
  • landscapes (SPANISH)
  • later (SPANISH)
  • looking to get closer to antiquity (SPANISH)
  • or else the so-called frame of reference (SPANISH)
  • patrons (SPANISH)
  • pleasurable (SPANISH)
  • points to his left (SPANISH)
  • portrait (SPANISH)
  • sincde we cannot determine either (SPANISH)
  • since we need a description (SPANISH)
  • some supported (SPANISH)
  • sphere (SPANISH)
  • strive (SPANISH)
  • take on an archetypal aspect (SPANISH)
  • that adds feeling (SPANISH)
  • that even without knowing (SPANISH)
  • that had been lost (SPANISH)
  • that having different descriptions (SPANISH)
  • that lasted around (SPANISH)
  • that surround (SPANISH)
  • that were not married (SPANISH)
  • the clouds (SPANISH)
  • the colors are cold (SPANISH)
  • the golden light that bathes the scenes (SPANISH)
  • the scene appears very neat (SPANISH)
  • the staff (SPANISH)
  • the swords (SPANISH)
  • then in fact (SPANISH)
  • they seem chiseled in stone (SPANISH)
  • this had been (SPANISH)
  • three goddesses (SPANISH)
  • to the neighboring tribe (SPANISH)
  • was hotly debated (SPANISH)
  • we leave (SPANISH)
  • we long for (SPANISH)
  • which can be seen (SPANISH)
  • which postulates that (SPANISH)
  • which we will see more (SPANISH)
  • whom we see (SPANISH)
  • will remain valid (SPANISH)
  • with real pleasure (SPANISH)
  • with which we do not agree (SPANISH)
Friday, November 9, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
DESCUBRIENDO LA PINTURA EUROPEA DE 1400 A 1800, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
en el siglo XVII Roma era la capital del arte europeo
muchos pintores viajaron a esa ciudad y algunos permanecieron allí de por vida
Nicolas Poussin y Claudio de Lorena
ambos forman parte de la larga tradición de artistas que se dedicaron a pintar imágenes idealizadas del mundo clásico
Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665)... view all notes
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
PENSAMIENTO CIENTÍFICO, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
imaginemos una esfera que es mitad blanca y mitad negra
pero sólo podemos observarla desde una perspectiva
entonces de hecho no percibimos una esfera si no un círculo
si tratamos de averiguar de qué color es ese círculo
pues la respuesta dependerá desde la perspectiva desde la cual estemos observando... view all notes
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