Learning Resources and Technology Services (LRTS) develops policy and implements a vision and sustainable standards for the public school curricular use of information and communication technology, (ICT).
The LRTS division manages long-term ICT-related projects, new school technology, tendering for P–12 ICT, and it works in partnership with Branch divisions and school boards. Responsibilities include support to the integration of technology for student learning and professional development. The division coordinates the evaluation and acquisition of curriculum software and hardware, and produces and distributes digital learning resources for teachers and students in public schools.
The Media Production Unit creates DVD curriculum and teacher professional learning videos. The Education Media Library, Nova Scotia Virtual School, (NSVS), Technology Demonstration and Evaluation Centre, and the Computers for Schools technology recycling centre provide technology integration supports to Nova Scotia classrooms.
Distributed Learning, which includes Correspondence Studies, coordinates the development and delivery of fully online courses, as well as traditionally-delivered correspondence courses. Over 2100 students are supported to achieve public school program requirements in alternative contexts.