This MOOC guide was first initiated by Inge de Waard who organized the MobiMOOC. MobiMOOC was a course that used the MOOC format to provide a framework for all MOOC participants to learn or deepen their knowledge on mobile learning (mLearning).

After the MOOC guide was first initiated, the guide was opened up for all to add and strengthen the guide so it can/could be used by all interested parties.