The IEEE NPSS Alexandria Student Chapter has begun a new track of activities, namely what’s so-called “Students Study Groups”. The idea of these study groups is based on the interactive learning concept. It is our conviction that education and learning is not a spectator sport. Students do not learn much by just sitting in classes listening to teachers, memorizing pre-packaged assignments, and filling up answer-books with standard answers. On the contrary, students must talk about what they are learning, write about it, relate it to past experiences and apply it to their daily lives. They must make what they learn part of their career. These aforementioned points were the basic motivation of the study-group program, which is expected to be sustainable, taking place throughout the year.
The Study group program is divided into several parts; firstly, an online lecture is reviewed, then there is a discussion during which all the presented topics are being discussed and conceptualized by the attendees. After a short break, another lecture is being reviewed and discussed. This is a done on a weekly basis.