The part that I am still thinking about is how to present the information. I really, really do not want to just tape my lectures, which would essentially be just a talking head. From everything I have been reading it seems that ten minutes is a good time to keep attention focused. But can I teach about the Neolithic or Rome in just ten minutes? Not really, but I thought if I pushed that to about 20 minutes, it can be done. Especially if other material was presented. I've made a number of podcasts about various things in the ancient world, so those could be offered as other source material. There are lots of other exercises that can be done to make sure the student not only knows the required information, but more importantly, can apply that information.
This is where Digital History can play a bit part. The highest part of Bloom's Taxonomy is creativity, and part of what I plan on having students do is make their own podcasts and videos on various subjects. They apply what they know and look at it creatively. I thought what we can do is then have a "movie night" where we all watch the videos and then critique them. I think it should be fun. I'll also have the students keep blogs and of course, use Scoop.it (the best thing about there for searching the internet, at least in my opinion!).
In terms of presenting the information, I plan on using my Powerpoints and adding audio to them. I've made an interactive textbook (and I plan on making it even more interactive once I get the chance to play around with a new program). I tried to do this a few times on Friday, but PowerPoint froze once (at about 12 minutes in) and the other time it didn't record. Ugh.
Anyway, I am hoping that once the students finish taking these courses they will not only know the necessary information, but they will be able to apply the problem-solving nature of history to their other classes and beyond. At least that is the plan...