Karna Rana


Karna Rana
Assistant Professor of ICT and e-learning
Faculty of Social Science and Education, Nepal Open University
 

Profile:
Dr Karna Rana (PhD from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand) is Academic Programme Coordinator of MPhil in English Education programme in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education at Nepal Open University. Before coming to NOU, Dr Rana had worked as Manager's Assistant in the Department of International Short Course, College of Education, Health and Human Development, the University of Canterbury for two years. 

Dr Rana spent about two decades at private schools in Kathmandu where he became Vice-Principal and Academic Coordinator, and also taught English language, Health Population and Environment, and Environment Science. He has been teaching English language and Linguistics for 12 years.

Dr Rana has done his PhD in the field of e-learning focusing on Nepal's rural primary teachers' ICT practice in the classroom. After his Masters in English Education (MEd) from Tribhuvan University, Nepal, he has done his second Masters in Education (MA) from the University of Bedfordshire, England. He conducted several teacher training programmes in Nepal, presented research papers at national and international conferences. He is a permanent member of the Nepal English Language Teachers' Association (NELTA), as well as a reviewer of The Journal of NELTA. He is an editor of ELTChoutari, an online magazine.

Selected publications
Rana, K., Greenwood, J., & Henderson, R. (2021). Teachers’ experiences of ICT training in Nepal: How teachers in rural primary schools learn and make progress in their ability to use ICT in classrooms. Technology, Pedagogy and Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/1475939X.2021.2014947  

Rana, K., & Rana, K. (2020). ICT Integration in Teaching and Learning Activities in Higher Education: A Case Study of Nepal’s Teacher Education. Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 8(1), 36-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.17220/mojet.2020.01.003

Rana, K., Greenwood, J., & Fox-Turnbull, W., (2019). Implementation of Nepal’s Education Policy in ICT: Examining Current Practice through an Ecological Model. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. e12118. https://doi.org/10.1002/isd2.12118

Rana, K., Greenwood, J., Fox-Turnbull, W., & Wise, S. (2019). Challenges in Accessing Fieldwork in Rural Himalayas: an Emerging Researcher’s Experiences. Waikato Journal of Education, 24(1), 67-77. https://doi.org/10.15663/wje.v24v1.605

Rana, K., & Rana, K. (2019). Teaching and Testing of English Listening and Speaking in Secondary Schools in Nepal: Pretend for Praxis? Journal of NELTA. Vol. 24, 1-2, November 2019. https://doi.org/10.3126/nelta.v24i1-2.27678

Rana, K., Greenwood, J., Fox-Turnbull, W., & Wise, S. (2018). A shift from traditional pedagogy in Nepali Rural Primary Schools? Rural teachers’ capacity to reflect ICT policy in their practice. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT14(3). http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=2521

Rana, K. (2018). Retention of English Language Tension in Multilingual Communities of Nepal: a Review of Teachers’ Narratives. Journal of NELTA, Vol. 23, No. 1, December 2018, page 40-53. https://doi.org/10.3126/nelta.v23i1-2.23347

Rana, K. (2010). Strategies for Pre-service Secondary English Teacher Development in the UK. Journal of NELTA, Vol. 15 No. 1-2 December 2010, Page: 134-145. https://doi.org/10.3126/nelta.v15i1-2.4619

Rana, K. (2013). Is Facebook a Supportive Social Networking Website in School Life? A case of Grade – X Students in Kathmandu. RURAL AURORA, Vol 2, No. 1, December 2013.

Khanal, J., Rana, K., Sharma, L., Whybrow, N., & Ghimire, S. (2021). Context-Specific Leadership Practices: An Examination of Evidence of Successful Community School Headteachers in Nepal. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1080/15700763.2021.1921223

Paudyal, G. & Rana, K. (2021). How University Lecturers and Students Interpret Opportunities and Challenges of Online Mode of Learning. International Journal of Research in Education and Science (IJRES), 7(4), 1006-1022. https://doi.org/10.46328/ijres.2383

Giri, P. C., & Rana, K. (2022). Lessons learned from teaching English through Facebook Live for future. International Journal of Technology in Education and Science (IJTES), 6(1), 14-31. https://doi.org/10.46328/ijtes.309

Rana, K. (2014). Academic Writing. Kathmandu, Nepal: Bhundipuran Publications.

Articles in progress

Rana, K. & Poudel, P. P. (2022). Trajectories of education: An examination of COVID-19 consequences in education in Nepal. In M. Ali, R. Akhtar & M. T. Islam (Eds.), COVID-19 in South Asia: Its impact on society, economics and politics. Routledge. (Book chapter: In press)

Rana, K. & Sah, P. (2022). English as a medium of instruction policy in Nepal’s higher education. In P. Sah & F. G. Fang (Eds.), English Medium Instruction in Asian Universities: Policies, Politics, and Ideologies. Routledge, New York, USA. (Book chapter: In press)

Rana, K. (2022). How rural teachers developed remote learning in COVID-19 crisis: What can we learn from the case of Nepal? In M. Hammond et al. (Eds.). Using technology to support remote teaching and learning in developing countries. British Council: South Asia. (Book chapter: In press)

Lawati, D. & Rana, K. (n.d.). Limbu poets’ Facebook use and its influence on readers. Journal of Underrepresented & Minority Progress. (In press)

Adhikari, S. R. & Rana, K. (n.d.). Nepal’s University Teachers’ Experience of Shifting from Physical Classroom to Online Learning in COVID-19 Pandemic. In E. Valeau, R. Raby, K. Rana, K. Bista, & U. Gaulee (Ed.), Shaping a humane world through global higher education: Pre-challenges and post-opportunities during a pandemic (Book chapter: In press)

Baral, R. P. & Rana, K. (n.d.). University Teachers and Students’ Preparedness and Management of Online Learning in COVID-19 Pandemic. In E. Valeau, R. Raby, K. Rana, K. Bista, & U. Gaulee (Ed.), Shaping a humane world through global higher education: Pre-challenges and post-opportunities during a pandemic (Book chapter: In press)

Articles in progress

Rana, K. & Rana, K. (n.d). Exploring Collaborative Learning in EFL Classes: A Case Study of Nepal. SN Social Sciences. (Under review: Second cycle)

Ghimire, S. N. & Rana, K. (n.d). CCTV in Schools: An Examination of Perceived Value of Surveillance. The Journal of Education for Students at Risk. (Under review: Third cycle)

Rajbhandari, J. & Rana, K. (n.d.). Cyberbullying on social media: An examination of teachers’ unheard voices and their thrashing strategies. International Journal of Bullying Prevention. (Under review: Second cycle)

Rana, K. & Rana, K. (n.d.). Secondary English Teachers' Practice of Formative Assessment and Feedback in EFL Classroom: Scaffolding Students' Learning. TESOL Journal. (Under review)

Kaphle, U. & Rana, K. (n.d.). Students’ Motivation for Learning in Online Classes in Primary Schools in Nepal. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education. (Under review)

Paudel, R. & Rana, K. (n.d.). How Students Develop Multi-task and Collaborative Skills through Online Video Games: A Case of Nepal. International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. (Under review)

Adhikari, Y. N. & Rana, K. (n.d.). COVID-19 Crisis, Online Learning and Preparedness: University Students and Teachers’ Experiences. Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology. (Under review)

Acharya, B. N. & Rana, K. (n.d.). Shifting to Online Learning in COVID-19 Pandemic: An Examination of Secondary Students' Experiences. E-Learning and Digital Media. (Under review)

Khadka, T. B. & Rana, K. (n.d.). Physical Classroom to Online Mode of Learning in Covid-19 Pandemic: University English Teachers and Students' Experiences. Waikato Journal of Education. (Under review)

Publication project

Rana, K. & Phyak, P. (n.d.). Language Ideologies and Pedagogical Practices of English as a Medium of Instruction Policy in Higher Education in Nepal. World Englishes (special issue).

Valeau, E., Raby, R., Rana, K., Bista, K. & Gaulee, U. (Ed.). Shaping a humane world through global higher education: Pre-challenges and post-opportunities during a pandemic. Routledge. (Book)

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