While the social flux in the lives of Vigh's Guinean interlocutors was profound, he stresses the wider applicability of the concept of social navigation: "We all navigate, but the intensity and visibility of our navigational efforts depend on the speed and/or opacity of social change and our ability to control oncoming movement.
(29) Social navigation therefore takes us beyond "refugee issues" to a more holistic and nuanced account of settlers within their socio-cultural histories and the terrain they navigate.
A social navigation approach explicitly acknowledges contexts where the socio-political environment is fraught with unpredictability and risk.
Considering social ability may prove to be a parsimonious way of modeling the contributions of social presence, social navigation, and social connectedness to how individuals participate in online learning courses.
Social navigation: Techniques for building more usable systems.
EDUCO uses social navigation features to indicate both the historical popularity of documents and the current activity of users of the system (Kurhila, Miettinen, Petri Nokelainen, & Tirri, 2002).
The arguments presented here give some grounds for believing that there are potentially high dividends to be gained from developing systems that combine social navigation and self-organising principles to generate e-learning transactions.
The concept of "social navigation" offers insight into how this might be accomplished.
By encouraging a nuanced exploration of how this navigation occurs, the social navigation framework at once recognizes the discursive structures and material processes that inform the context of resettlement, while acknowledging the creative efforts of separated asylum-seeking and refugee youth to circumvent (albeit at times subtly and not always permanently) those structures and processes.
support in e-learning: What are the real footprints?.
Results from the OLESQ show that five factors accounted for 61.86% of the variance in the measure: perceived peer social presence (10 items, [alpha] = .93), perceived written communication skills (3 items, [alpha] = .90), perceived instructor social presence (8 items, [alpha] = .910), comfort with sharing personal information (3 items, [alpha] = .83) and social navigation (6 items, [alpha] = .88).
social presence, social navigation, etc) associated with social ability might relate to other constructs in the model and how behavioral measures of participation can enhance the model.