This thesis deals with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). It focusses on the creation and development of the online course „Mechanik im Alltag“ (mechanics in everyday life; MiA). This course was released on October, 6th in 2014 on the first Austrian MOOC-platform iMooX. The course is published under the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC. Although the course ended on December, 14th in 2014 all videos and course-related materials are still available at www.imoox.at.In conjunction with MiA the thesis deals with the development of MOOCs, MOOC-platforms and the Open Educational Resources movement (OER). It covers the design of the MOOC and its content as well as the technical implementation of MiA.The course MiA includes basic facts about classical mechanics, hydro- and aeromechanics. The educational concept, which was used to edit the courses content, is the „Münchener Mechanikkonzept“. A lot of students have problems understanding mechanics in school. This concept considers the results of research about these problems of comprehension. Because of these results the course deals with two-dimensional motion, the velocity is introduced as vector and the force is introduced as the reason for a change of motion.This course is suitable for users with no knowledge in mechanics. Therefore it can also be used in school education. Every video of the course shows an experiment or an application of the weeks theme. In addition to that the course offers links and exercises, so that the users can deepen their knowledge. This thesis also gives a survey of the number of users that were active in the course. The implementation of the course in some classes at BRG Kepler in Graz in fall of 2014 is discussed in another thesis, written by Andreas Breuer.