Two things I've been thinking about recently are:
1. A very small "Did you know" box with room for only one post at a time that anyone can add content to but that is restricted by the number of characters you can add. I'm constantly coming across little snippets of information hidden away in the OAC that would look great in a section like this. e.g. did you know that the French call a paper clip a trombone.
2. A list of featured external websites. This isn't an original idea, people have discussed having links to other sites on the OAC before but I think it is worth bringing up again.
Who wants to find out what he is searching , will find. Why to offer everything in the plate ? Let people ( and especially students) not to be lazy to search what they REALLY need. This is what is actually happening in OAC .After my estimations , of the 3200 members , who open eeryday the site are not more than 200. This is the bigest problem, to motivate more to open it daily, should they be 400 to say, we should have twice as much discussions in the groups and blogs.
Could we add it to the right column? It would seem very familiar to most travelers of the internet. How do we choose recommended/featured sites? Who chooses them?