Karna Rana


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

Articles in progress
Rana, K., Greenwood, J., & Henderson, R (n.d.). How Teachers in Rural Primary Schools Learn and Make Progress in their Ability to Use ICT in the Classroom: Teachers' Experiences of ICT Training. Technology, Pedagogy and Education. (Under review).
Khanal, J., Rana, K., Sharma, L., & Whybrow, N. (n.d.). Context-Specific Leadership Practices: An Examination of Evidence of Successful Community School Principals in Nepal. Leadership and Policy in School. (Under review)
Rana, K. & Poudel, P. P. (n.d). Trajectories of Education: An Examination of COVID-19 Consequences in Education in Nepal. COVID-19 in South Asia: Its impact on society, economics and politics. (Book chapter: Under review)
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)
Rana, K. & Rana, K. (n.d). Exploring Collaborative Learning in EFL Classes: A Case Study of Nepal. ECNU Review of Education. (Under review)
Rana, K. (n.d). I/NGOs Naturalising Neoliberal Ideology in the Formation and Implementation of Nepal's Education Policy in ICT. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. (Under review)
Rana, K. (n.d). Affordances in ICT training: Insights from Rural Primary Teachers’ Experience in Nepal. British Journal of Educational Technology. (Under review)
Ghimire, S. N. & Rana, K. (n.d). CCTV in Schools: An Examination of Perceived Value of Surveillance. British Educational Research Journal (Submitted)

Publication Projects
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.
Rana, K. & Sah, P. (n.d.). Institutionalising EMI Ideology in Nepal’s Higher Education. (Book chapter)
Paudyal, G. & Rana, K. (n.d.). Pedagogical Shift in Higher Education during COVID-19 Pandemic: Postgraduate Students’ Experiences of Online Mode of Learning in Nepal.
Kaphle, U. & Rana, K. (n.d.). Students’ Motivation for Learning in Online Classes in Primary Schools in Nepal.

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