We are making good progress with our new search engine and course list view. Behind the scenes is tidier html, even better SEO and tight, clean CSS which makes it easier to restyle. Visually, we have:
* little clues like the fading of the text description to encourage users to click through for more info
* "enrol now" gives the user the option to continue browsing (try clicking it)
* better use of colour and font sizes to get across the important information
Even better, try out the new search engine at the top of the page. It isn't optimised for speed yet (but is fast enough for testing). It is much cleverer about giving you a list of options as you start typing (try typing "art" without pressing return or search) and it is better at giving you useful results.
Check it out here: http://cce.staging1.oncourse.net.au/courses/Business+&+Management