Karna Rana

Karna Rana
Nepal Open University · Faculty of Social Sciences and Education

Doctor of Philosophy [ICT in Education]

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Introduction
I have been a teacher of EFL in Nepal for about twenty years. After my Masters in English Education at Tribhuvan University, Nepal, I have specialised in Resources and e-based learning, Managing teaching and learning, Research methodology and Inclusive education in my MA in Education at the University of Bedfordshire, England. My doctoral research at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand focused on primary teachers' practices of ICT in their planning, teaching and learning.
Additional affiliations
January 2019 - present
Nepal Open University
Position
  • Academic Programme Coordinator [MPhil in English Education & One-year Bachelor of Education]
February 2015 - August 2018
University of Canterbury
Position
  • Research Assistant
June 2007 - present
Gramin Adarsha Multiple Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
February 2015 - January 2018
University of Canterbury
Field of study
  • ICT in Education

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Publications (29)
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Educational policy implementation can be conceptualised in terms of an ecological model that explores roles and relationships within a complex evolving environment. This article draws on an ecological model to examine Nepal's implementation of its policy for information and communication technology in education. The policy is developed by governmen...
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Online video games have become popular among teenage students and have drawn the attention of both parents and teachers in Nepal. We report an analysis of secondary students' experiences of playing online video games and parents' perception of their children's game behaviour. We employed online semi-structured interviews with students and parents,...
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This paper reports on an analysis of stakeholders’ perceptions of online learning for school students in Nepal. It utilised online semi-structured interview with 13 stakeholders from a municipality, two schools, and a community campus to gather qualitative data. The content analysis of various archived documents provided a ground for data analysis....
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This article reports the examination of secondary English teachers' awareness of collaborative learning strategies. This study based on qualitative research employed a semi-structured interview with secondary English teachers and students to investigate English teachers' practices of collaborative learning strategies in their classrooms. Classroom...
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Concerns for security and academic performance have led to the increasing use of various surveillance technologies in educational institutions. This article reports an examination of the lived experiences and subjective insights of Nepali school administrators, teachers and students into the practice of closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance...
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This chapter examines lecturers' experiences of shifting from physical classrooms to online learning and their strategies for managing online learning after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal. This qualitative research employed semi-structured interviews and observation to collect data. We report that lecturers' practice of online learn...
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This chapter examines university and students' preparedness for and management of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal. We report on the processes of technical preparation, managing challenges, and creating an e-learning atmosphere at the university. We utilized semi-structured interviews and observations to gather qualitative data...
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The authors report an examination of Limbu poets' experiences of using Facebook to share Limbu poems expecting to promote their Indigenous language, literature, and culture, and preserve Indigenous identities. We employed online semi-structured interviews with participants and observation of their Facebook walls to gather qualitative data. We discu...
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Teachers can be potential victims of cyberbullying, particularly targeted by their students at their workplaces. The growing use of social media has been observed promoting cyberbullying in addition to face-to-face bullying. Often neglected by academic organisations and policymakers, cyberbullying has become one of the biggest challenges for teache...
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This chapter reports on school teachers' experiences of online and distance learning in the Covid-19 crisis. It identifies the challenges faced by teachers when trying to support their students, including how some teachers were able to develop confidence and competence in the use of technology. This is a qualitative study which employed semi-struct...
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Facebook Live has become a means of teaching and learning in many parts of the world. This paper, thus, reports an examination of teaching English through Facebook Live and students’ experiences of learning on it in the COVID-19 pandemic. It as participatory action research employed observation of selfmanaged Facebook Live streaming, and an online...
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This article reports on teachers' experiences of ICT training in rural areas of Nepal. It discusses aspects of policy documents to help understand the Nepali educational context, before highlighting the challenges of establishing and maintaining infrastructure and professional learning opportunities across a country with challenging terrain and ext...
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This paper reports an analysis of university lecturers and students' experience of the online mode of learning in the COVID-19 situation. It as qualitative research employed semi-structured interviews and observation of online classes to gather data. It reports on how online classes enabled university lecturers and students to manage online learnin...
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The purpose of this article is twofold, firstly, it aims to contribute to the literature of school leadership and practices from the unexplored, low-income country, Nepal and secondly, to deliberate how these practices are uniquely and situationally enacted within their context. A qualitative approach was used to carry out the study in three succes...
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The purpose of this article is twofold, firstly, it aims to contribute to the literature of school leadership and practices from the unexplored, low-income country, Nepal and secondly, to deliberate how these practices are uniquely and situationally enacted within their context. A qualitative approach was used to carry out the study in three succes...
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This article reports an examination of information and communication technology (ICT) integration in teaching and learning activities in higher education in Nepal. ICT education policy by the government of Nepal emphasises the need to develop teachers' ICT competencies and suggests the use of ICT will transform traditional models of teaching to one...
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Secondary English course requires testing of four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing independently. Secondary Education Examination (SEE) board conducts a written examination, which includes reading and writing skills, through different centres and English teachers are responsible to test students’ listening and speaking tests in thei...
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Educational policy implementation can be conceptualised in terms of an ecological model that explores roles and relationships within a complex evolving environment. This presentation draws on an ecological model to examine Nepal's implementation of its policy for ICT in education. The policy is developed by government and mandated to schools, but t...
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Within the overarching symposium theme of the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development this paper discusses challenges of implementing quality education in rural communities in Bangladesh and Nepal. Particularly it focuses on Goal 4.1: “By 2030 ensure all boys and girls complete free equitable and quality primary and secondary education le...
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Thisarticle is the reflection of an emerging researcher who has experienced different nudges from the beginning of accessing the research field to the final stage of collating data in rural Nepal. My experiences and reflections may provide provocations to researchers to consider before they undertakefield research. Areas that researchers should be...
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This article is the reflection of an emerging researcher who has experienced different nudges from the beginning of accessing the research field to the final stage of collating data in rural Nepal. My experiences and reflections may provide provocations to researchers to consider before they undertake field research. Areas that researchers should b...
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Policy by the government of Nepal emphasises the need to develop ICT competencies and suggests the use of ICT will transform traditional models of teaching to ones that are student-centred. This article reports a study of primary teachers' experiences of using digital technologies in rural primary schools in Nepal, and investigates their preception...
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This article discusses the voices of teachers about shifting from Nepali to English medium in community schools in Nepal and suggests ways to solve some of the problems of the English language in schools of multilingual communities. The article is based on previously published teachers' narratives in several issues of ELTChoutari web-magazine in th...
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This thesis investigates and reports aspects of Nepal’s progress in implementing ICT in education in rural primary schools. It examines the government’s policy for ICT in education and the context in which it needs to be translated into practice. That context includes the development of successive policies and curriculum plans, the aspirational goa...
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If the teachers don't get survival money, how do they feed their family, educate children and live a happy life? Even I am unable to buy a good smartphone." (Rural teacher) This paper presents aspects of a study that examines rural primary teachers' practice and understandings in regard to the use of ICT in education in Nepal. Because ICT is still...
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English medium school students studying in Grade –X were selected to study about the qualities of Facebook. It was aimed to explore whether or not Facebook is helpful to the educational activities of those students. The information gathered through questionnaire has been analysed using mixed method. Based on the review of previous studies and quant...
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The pre-service secondary English teacher development programmes in a university in the UK were selected for the analysis. The efficiency of Post-Graduate Certificate Examination (PGCE), School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) and Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) was analysed using the experiential and reflective knowledge of prospective te...
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This is a small-scale study in which I undertake A Review of the Published Research Evidence on the Effectiveness of Strategies for Pre-service Secondary English Teacher Development. It aims to explore the effectiveness of the various strategies for pre-service secondary English teacher development. I hope that the study will be informative for stu...

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To analysis contextual leadership
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This is a doctoral research in educational field. The aim of this project is to inform the educational institutions, educationists, education planners, and teachers about how ICT is being integrated in planning and deliveries of teaching and learning, why it is emerged in pedagogics and how 2015 earthquake impacted in the use of ICTs.