Wouldn't this put Accordance at the mercy of circumstances Accordance can't control such as network latency/availability/correct end user config? It would also take away one of Accordance's key selling points of instantaneous search results. I think a better way might be to offer institutional license that covers all their current students at a reasonable price. And since, presumably, what the institutions pay in licensing fee will, at least in part, come from student tuition, offer the graduates a reasonable way to convert their institutional license to personal license after graduation. Now with Accordance on PC also, this might serve to create a growing body of Accordance users who have investments in the platform.
With that said, I think one advantage of network access might be the ease of sharing some custom tools. What if Accordance made it really easy for professors to distribute their class syllabi, lecture notes, syntax diagrams, timeline, custom map layers, etc.? Imagine a church history / historical theology dept requiring all students to use the timeline, for example. That would be super.