Gamficiation is using game mechanics (badges, quests, achievements, levelling up, etc.) to enhance participant engagement. Here are some links to tell you more about gamification.

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/08/whats-the-difference-between-games-and-gamification/

http://www.knewton.com/gamification-education/ (infographic)

http://www.cunniman.net/?p=1206 (badges in school)

http://www.games-based-learning.com/2013/04/gamification-in-education.html

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2013/03/12/how-i-turned-my-classroom-into-a-living-video-game-and-saw-achievement-soar/?ps=330663-001a000001HsyiO-003a000001eKPyz

http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-delights/p/3998745497/designing-a-badge-system-to-promote-learning

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jordanshapiro/2013/02/06/beyond-gamification-cutting-edge-technology-meets-alternative-progressive-education/

http://www.gamification.co/2013/01/04/top-articles-by-gamification-experts-in-2012/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gU3FjxY2uQ&feature=youtu.be (open badges transforming education)

http://zite.to/16FasTi (gamification info for teachers)

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/gamestar-mechanic-gamification-made-easy-andrew-proto

 http://www.mrdaley.com/wordpress/2011/07/27/education-levels-up-a-newbs-guide-to-gamifying-your-classroom/

http://www.gamifeye.com/2012/11/15/how-to-bring-gamification-to-the-classroom-best-practices/

http://elearningindustry.com/gamify-the-classroom

http://leveluptechquest.wikispaces.com/Gamification

http://www.slideshare.net/zaid/gamify-classroom-learning-with-the-c2s2c-method

http://3dgamelab.com/does-gamification-work/

http://www.schoolleadership20.com/profiles/blogs/gamifying-student-engagement-by-jane-mcgonigal

http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/05/30/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-badging-in-the-classroom-our-definitive-guide.aspx

http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2013/06/the-gamification-of-reading/

http://classroom-aid.com/2013/05/23/the-core-of-gamification-for-education/

http://hastac.org/blogs/andirehak/2013/05/20/digital-badge-design-principles-recognizing-learning

http://www.emergingedtech.com/2013/06/the-evolving-use-of-badges-in-education/

http://www.learningtimes.com/what-we-do/badges/

http://fluency21.com/blog/2013/07/11/beyond-badges-why-gamify/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jHlVcqCibw (gamification for a cause–social justice)

http://biororz.squarespace.com/onething/2013/7/1/gamification-101-designing-your-playbook-beyond-levels

https://docs.google.com/a/asbindia.org/document/d/1SMkNY0iG3iwGQDd3vpaY5FR3LQ58D71ptd7MHWLAP3Q/edit (gamification 101)

 http://www.gamification.co/2013/06/20/new-gamification-research-from-wharton/

 http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/why-curriculum-pathways-should-function-more-like-video-games/