In his book, Explore Like a Pirate, he brings “Gamification and Game-inspired Course Design” into small easy-to-digest strategies that can be implemented from Day 1. You can see it like a menu where you can pick and choose to your liking. Reading through it is easy enough, the hard part comes in the implementation of the different elements of Game-inspired design that he provides.
However, it is a simple and easy way to start your immersion into gamified education. You should check it out.