Design Document for “Fight the Flu” Online Learning Module

Instructional Goals and Objectives
The social practices that allow the spread of the flu virus can be changed by the successful assimilation of this lesson’s information. Therefore, the design of this learning module incorporates a clear and practical method of transferring educational content to the student. A multimodal approach encourages the successful teaching of information by speaking to all levels of learning capabilities in people. Bringing in various sources of information by using digital images, videos, animations and internet data sources helps explain disease prevention to as wide a group of people as possible. When people truly understand the significance of their actions, they are most capable of effecting change.

Sequence and Organization
At the core of this learning module is the need to alter people’s social behavior on a large scale. Since people with different cultural and educational backgrounds will be the learners, the module begins with very basic, clear information of flu symptoms in an individual. The lesson moves to how the flu virus affects people directly around the individual. The information continues with a larger frame of reference, showing data on how many people nationally are affected severely by the flu. The lesson continues with an animation about avoiding the flu from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC), followed by a quiz section for self-assessment. The last slide offers a final review of the module’s content and a link to find more information about the flu on the Internet.

The purpose of this lesson is to instruct active adults on the importance of avoiding the flu virus by following good health hygiene and getting immunized yearly with the flu vaccine. The module’s focus is on college students because they come in contact with a multitude of people during their daily lives. It is often the healthier (younger) members of a family who will nurse sick family members, so people in this age group need practical, accessible medical information for themselves and the people they care about.

Assessment activities for this course occur when students engage in quiz testing after viewing slides and an animation about avoiding the flu. Criteria for the assessments include a need to measure knowledge and comprehension Assessment instruments will include testing methods such as a True/False Quiz, Sequence Quiz, Matching Quiz and a Multiple Choice Quiz.

Delivery Method
This course will be delivered as a web-based, e-learning experience. Students can watch in groups or engage in individual, asynchronous learning. They will need access to a desktop or mobile device with an internet connection. The student will use a browser to open the Captivate learning module and will read all content online.

Spoken Text/Narration
Slide 1, Intro Music

Slide 2, Narration:

  • There’s no substitute for yearly vaccination in protecting the people you love from influenza.
  • Here’s how influenza can hurt your family.
  • Influenza can make you, your children, or your parents really sick.
  • Influenza usually comes on suddenly. Symptoms can include high fever, chills, headaches, exhaustion, sore throat, cough, and all-over body aches.
  • Some people say, it felt like a truck hit me! Symptoms can also be mild. Regardless, when influenza strikes your family, the result is lost time from work and school.

Slide 3, Narration:

  • Influenza spreads easily from person to person.
  • An infected person can spread influenza when they cough, sneeze, or just talk near others. They can also spread it by touching or sneezing on an object that someone else touches later. An infected person doesn’t have to feel sick to be contagious, they can spread influenza to others when they feel well, before their symptoms have even begun.

Slide 4, Narration:

  • Influenza and its complications can be so serious that they can put you, your children, or your parents in the hospital , or lead to death.
  • Each year, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized in the U.S. from influenza and its complications.
  • Between 3,000 and 50,000 die, which shows how unpredictable influenza can be.

Slide 5, Narration:

  • Influenza can be a very serious disease for you, your family and friends, but you can all be protected by getting vaccinated.
  • There’s no substitute for yearly vaccination in protecting the people you love from influenza. Either type of influenza vaccine, the shot or nasal spray, will help keep you safe from a potentially deadly disease.
  • Get vaccinated every year, and make sure your children and your parents are vaccinated, too.

Slide 8, Narration

  • Get vaccinated every year! Get your children vaccinated! Be sure your parents get vaccinated, too!
  • This website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers more information for protecting your health. Review it now and share it with your loved ones. Wishing you good health!

Story Boards
Slide 1 – Student Services: Get Vaccinated: Fight The Flu!
Text Caption in Button: Click To Begin
Slide 2 – Symptoms of Influenza (Flu) – Narration of flu facts as text graphics slide into scene.
Slide 3 – The Flu is Easily Spread – Narration of flu facts as graphics slide
Slide 4 – The Flu Is Serious – Narration while flu facts are shown in infographic.
Slide 5 – Get Vaccinated Every Year! Prevent Flu! Get a Flu Vaccine and Take Preventive Actions. Informational, 1-minute-50-second video that raises awareness about important influenza (flu) prevention actions.
Slide 6 – Fight the Flu Review Question 1. A total of 4 questions are included. More can be added, with a variety of assessment methods.
Slide 7 – Fight the Flu Review Quiz Results
Slide 8 – Great Job! Visit the CDC Website for More Facts
Buttons: Visit Website, Exit Course

Fight Flu Infographic. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Retrieved from
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Consumer Information. Retrieved from
Treser, M. (2015). eLearning Industry, Getting to Know ADDIE. Retrieved from
Flu Facts, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Retrieved from
Flu Shots By the Numbers infographic. Healthfeed post, University of Utah Healthcare. Retrieved from
CDC Flu Talk animated informational video (2017). Retrieved from

Conestoga College Flu Shot Clinic video footage (2016). Retrieved from