This approach is about student choice and empowerment, not about adding games to your class. The same motivational aspects of gaming can be translated into course design such as earning points to reach new levels, choosing which path to take to learn concepts and more. Badges can also be integrated into this approach.
Think Incremental. Try gamifying a small portion of your course to start with. Do not think you have to redesign your entire course to include Gameful Learning.
- What is Gamification by Dave Eng
- Game-based Education (17 minutes)