I have to admit I am a newbie when it comes to both of these topics. I am familiar with the concepts of capturing data about learning and retention in order to make positive changes that will help my organization achieve its goals. But this discussion on e-Literate  really pulls me farther into the topics.  I currently teach at an online college and realize that my future income depends in no small part on the retention of students so there are people to take my courses. And monitoring their approaches to online learning by capturing learning analytics seems beneficial to me as well. So I recommend fellow online and in-class instructors plunge into this debate that is developing around us. http://mfeldstein.com/purdues-non-answer-course-signals/