For the past year or so, we’ve been working towards creating a collaborative environment that can help undergrad students achieve their true potential in CS through augmented learning.
The idea is pretty simple: put a sufficiently large group of enthusiastic students together, give them little nudges in the right direction and let them learn from the best of the best.
At FAST NUCES Peshawar Campus, a prototype of this effort is known as COLAB. We started COLAB back in October 2017. Students of all batches were inducted through informal interviews. They are not expected to produce any artefact: no project, no deadlines. The only requirement is that they give time to COLAB and sit together.
We do however, create a semi-formal plan that is aimed to provide nudges in the right direction. Through this post, I aim to provide the current status of this plan. We will discuss the plan around the semesters these students have in their four year study period. At the moment, I will share the plan and inshaallah, in the future, I might come back and add in the rationale of all the suggestions.