Most people I know are aware that you can embed video into webpages from sites such as MoLeTV or YouTube.
It should be noted that many sites that host audio files, also allow these to be embedded into webpages. Of course that means you can usually embed them into the VLE.
A service such as Audioboo allow you to embed audio into a web page so will work on the VLE.
Having recorded your “boo” you can copy the embed code (or copy the embed code of another “boo” that you have found).
This can then be “pasted” into the VLE into a discussion forum, into a webpage or as a label into a topic.
The advantage to the learner is that they can just click play without having to worry about clicking a link, opening a new window, click another link to play the audio.
So you’ve embedded the audio, what next?
It’s not just about the audio, you can’t just place the audio on the VLE and expect it to do everything. As with using audio in the classroom, you need to consider the audio in the context of the learning activity.
You may example ask your learners to listen to the audio and comment on the recording in a VLE discussion forum. Another example would be to use an audio recording to reinforce a resource on the VLE.