Karna Rana

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

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. (2022). How rural teachers developed remote learning in COVID-19 crisis: What can we learn from the case of Nepal? In M. Hammond (Eds.). Using technology to support remote teaching and learning in developing countries. British Council: South Asia. https://www.britishcouncil.org.np/sites/default/files/teaching_learning_book.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3QxkAFWmZT7hxYi4ES2gzQMPinajhyh1un2mcQy50vRzmFjRTQlbx5rVk

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

Acharya, B. N., & Rana, K. (2023). How students and teachers voyaged from physical classroom to emergency remote teaching in COVID-19 crisis: A case of Nepal. E-Learning and Digital Media, 0(0), 20427530231156166. https://doi.org/10.1177/20427530231156166

Ghimire, S. N., & Rana, K. (2022). CCTV in Schools: An Examination of Perceived Value of Surveillance. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR), 1-29. https://doi.org/10.1080/10824669.2022.2092110 

Rajbhandari, J., & Rana, K. (2022). Cyberbullying on Social Media: an Analysis of Teachers’ Unheard Voices and Coping Strategies in Nepal. International Journal of Bullying Prevention. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42380-022-00121-1

Lawati, D. D., & Rana, K. (2022). Limbu Poets’ Experiences of Using Facebook for Promoting Endangered Indigenous Language. Journal of Underrepresented & Minority Progress, 6(1), 97-120. https://doi.org/10.32674/jump.v6i1.4099

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

Paudel, R., & Rana, K. (2022). How Secondary Students Develop Multi-task and Collaborative Skills through Online Video Games: A Case of Nepal. International Journal of Education & Development using Information & Communication Technology, 18(2), 127-142. http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=2520

Magar, G. R., & Rana, K. (2022). COVID-19 Crisis and Alternative Learning: School Stakeholders' Perceptions. Bouddhik Abhiyan (बौद्धिक अभियान), 7(1), 39-56. https://doi.org/10.3126/bdkan.v7i1.47563

Adhikari, S. R. & Rana, K. (2022). Nepal’s University Teachers’ Experience of Shifting from Physical Classroom to Online Learning in COVID-19 Pandemic. In E. Valeau, R. Raby, & U. Gaulee (eds.), Shaping a humane world through global higher education: Pre-challenges and post-opportunities during a pandemic, (pp. 141-154). STAR Scholars.

Baral, R. P. & Rana, K. (2022). University Teachers and Students’ Preparedness and Management of Online Learning in COVID-19 Pandemic. In E. Valeau, R. Raby, & U. Gaulee (eds.), Shaping a humane world through global higher education: Pre-challenges and post-opportunities during a pandemic, (pp. 91-104). STAR Scholars. 

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

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

Book chapters 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)

Articles in progress

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. International Journal of Technology in Education and Science. (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)

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)

Bohara, D. K. & Rana, K. (n.d.). School Teachers’ Understanding of the Emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Teaching and Learning in Nepal. British Journal of Educational Technology. (Under review)

Publication project

Rana, K. (n.d.). Pedagogies in the Pandemic: agency, collaboration and transformation. Springer Nature. [Book based on NOU students’ research]

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).

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